Matt Harpring looks backward, forward as he reflects on the Utah Jazz season


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  • B Russ Ephraim, UT
    May 22, 2012 9:05 a.m.

    I think Harpring would make a much better coach than any of the Jazz current coaching staff.

  • WhatsInItForMe Orem, Utah
    May 20, 2012 6:06 p.m.

    rvalens2 is correct about Matt. Hope he's back next year either as the color guy or an assistant coach. I thought his in-game observations were spot on many times.

  • rvalens2 Burley, ID
    May 20, 2012 1:11 p.m.

    Matt Harpring occasionally make appearances on NBAtv and does an admirable job; it's only when he's paired with Bolerjack that he allows his "banter" to get the best of him.

    Harpring has the "chops" to become a good to great announcer. The problem he has is that since he played for the Jazz he brings a bit too much "rah rah" to the broadcast.

    Try and catch him on NBAtv and you'll be amazed at the difference in his delivery style. On NBAtv he knows he's in front of a "national audience" and does his best to keep his delivery professional. So I wouldn't judge him strictly based on what he does on ROOT Sports.

  • md Cache, UT
    May 18, 2012 6:21 a.m.

    I disagree with lukekeeler. Matt made the telecasts interesting. He has insight that only a recent player holds. He made silly comments, but they usually made me laugh.

  • lukekeeler EVANSVILLE, WY
    May 17, 2012 5:51 p.m.

    I am so thankful that with my DirectTV League Pass that I had options on which channels to view the Jazz, i.e. the opposing teams' telecast. Harpring tries hard to be an announcer, but does a horrible job. More stupid, repetitive things come out of his mouth while he tries to be a comedian or do a simple play by play. He definitely was less annoying as a fill in. Please pursue other ventures Matt. Announcing just isn't your forte.

  • forgetyourself Layton, UT
    May 17, 2012 10:26 a.m.

    Harpring would make an excellent coach. I agree that the Jazz at the beginning of the season were thought to be the worst in the west. I was glad that the Jazz made it into the playoffs to prove the nay sayers wrong. I disagree about Raja being good for the Jazz. I think he has too many issues and won't come off the bench.

  • JBQ Saint Louis, MO
    May 15, 2012 3:49 p.m.

    Matt Harpring was a "banger". He loved to play a physical brand of basketball and it was a lot of fun to watch. He played with abandon and left parts of both knees somewhere near halfcourt. Wouldn't it make sense to have him as well as Karl Malone work with some of their big men?