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Published: Saturday, March 9 2013 10:35 p.m. MST

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pocyUte
Pocatello, ID

Looks like the players want an earlier vacation this year than last. They keep this up, they'll accomplish that very nicely. Justice would have the players return their game checks anytime they lost by double digits. That actually might the NBA partially watchable.

Mike in Cedar City
Cedar City, Utah

What can you say. Playoffs, forget it.

John Wicks
Salt Lake City, UT

This team has started its summer vacation way too early. Nice going Lindsey. You can't even resolve the Bell issue. What a horrible sign you were.

fortydam
OREM, UT

All I can say is that the Jazz better spend their Jefferson money on some guards. Burks (even though he got schooled last night) might be further along than Hayward. Foye is one dimensional, and if he isn't shooting well then it's better to have a good defender in the game. Watson, Tinsley, well... enough said. I've never been a Mo fan, both he and Marvin look lost in the Jazz system, (just like Bell was). Jefferson is a defensive joke and they went at him at will last night, he looked like he had never seen a pick and roll, ever. Kanter, and Favors run the floor well and play every possession. I use to think it was Corbin and Jerry ball, I still do to a point, they never have defended the three! Maybe just a true point guard and the elimination of Jefferson will get everyone on the same page. If you hate Corbin, then you must go back to Jerry, this is the same offense the league was able to contain when Jerry retired. Defensive schemes have changed, the Jazz have not.

Red and Blue
VANCOUVER, WA

I'm sure glad the Jazz don't have to play Lone Peak high school or they would have another loss to add to their record.

BBLVR
Bountiful, UT

Marvin you may not have many fans to play in front of. I'm not renewing my season tickets, this road trip helped make up my mind. I don't have that much desposable $$, so my 2000+ dollars I spend on Jazz tickets each year are going in another pot. Adios.

JBQ
Saint Louis, MO

I do not believe that a "gee whiz guys" is an appropriate response from the coach. Either Corbin toughens up or he has to go. On March 20, the Jazz make a three stop tour of Texas. Where will they be after games at OkC and at home against Memphis and the Knicks? This could get ugly, folks. The next two weeks will make or break Corbin. From the perspective of a just finished trip, the answer would appear obvious.

Americanvet
Ivins, UT

I'll be a Jazz fan to the end but if things don't change soon I'm afraid the end might be in sight. Interest in the team and attendance at the games is on the decline and we have an owner in Greg Miller that I don't really believe has his heart in it. So after a mediocre year or 2 I'm afraid the Jazz will be sold and leave town.

NeilT
Clearfield, UT

The future does not look promising for Corbin or the team right now.

VeraLouise
Sandy, UT

Buummmmmererer!! They must all be so incredibly demoralized (as am I). How can they keep up a positive/winning attitude when things go so sourly for them?!? Will the true Jazz fans stick with them as they work through this challenging season and on to the rebuilding next season? The youngsters look so promising with natural talent that I believe/hope/trust they will be up to the task of improving to the point of being contenders then....dreamer that I am. But, I realize that it has to work from the owners on through everybody else as well.

Go Jazzboys....hang in there.....

xert
Santa Monica, CA

Tough times. But if you've been watching this team since the Alan Bristow, James Hardy days---you've seen worse. Much worse--believe me. I still believe that this team is grooming 4 youngsters the right way and that (even though we are seeing the growing pains)--there are brighter days ahead for this group. Although, after this road disaster, I can completely understand someone having a hard time believing that will happen.....

mdp
Bountiful, utah

Jefferson's balance sheet shows a huge deficit- his defensive liabilities far outweigh any offensive asset he offers. The two young bigs are both already better all around players.

exchief69
St. George, UT

They have a lot more than the beat down they took last night to be embarrassed. These guys can play good basketball. They just don't want too.

Americanvet
Ivins, UT

It's official, the Lakers just beat the Bulls and moved into 8th place in the standings. Unless the Jazz can really pick thinks up we are lottery bound this year boys and girls. Bring on the NBA draft! That's one of my favorite events of the year anyway.

Kakashi
Tokyo, Japan

@John Wicks

wow...criticizing Lindsey this early...the guy is a GM...not a magician...i believe him when he says that there isnt an offer that we would want...trading for the sake of trading is a dumb move...were you by his side when he got or made phone calls for trade?...

Kakashi
Tokyo, Japan

@Americanvet

i guess we wait for the same thing each year...NBA Draft...lol...yes we are headed to lottery...and its a guarantee...since we have the toughest schedule among the three teams on the 7-9 spots...i wont condemn Lindsey just yet...i believe him when he said there wasnt a good offer for both Big Al and Paul Millsap...also...the acquisition of Travis Leslie i think is good...i think the guy has potential...you may all say that he is a D-Leaguer...but he was drafted in the first round i think...and some of the more hungry players...comes from the D-League...so i like the pick up...Lindsey has a lot of cap to work on...and the off-season to look forward to...if we cant find a PG in the draft...Jeff teague is a restricted free-agent...who knows...maybe he ends up here...now if Lindsey fires corbin...that'll be great...i think a coach with a good system could help us...i better hope he interviews Brian Shaw...you might hate Phil Jackson..but his system works...and Shaw was his student...

SportsCenter
Olympus Cove, Utah

It's time to end the failed Ty Corbin experiment. He's mismanaged the Jazz right out of the playoffs.

Jazzledazzle
Provo, UT

The last 19 games will be interesting. The Jazz drop another 7 of 8 and Corbin will be on the hot seat or gone. Not saying I think he should go, but they are a capable of more than what they are showing.

I think Corbin is a good coach. He has made his mistakes, but the players ultimately play the game.

fortydam
OREM, UT

I believe the problem is much worse than a coaching replacement. What we're seeing with the smaller attendance in SLC is happening all over the country. Ticket prices and the over paid players, plus the LaBron factor are staring to take their toll. When LaBron dictated where he would play, (and plenty of the spoiled players have done the same), it started the blood flowing in small market franchises everywhere. The NBA and the players doomed their own future by allowing players to dictate who they play for. When Wade can assemble a group of all stars, and other big market teams quickly follow suit, it sets the table for the end of the NBA as we know it. Some of you want guys like Phil Jackson. He stated long ago he would not coach a team that he didn't have all star talent. I see the NBA folding up in three years. They may form into a world league that has big city teams only. If not there will be a league with a half dozen teams total.

fortydam
OREM, UT

As for Bell, we can all throw rocks at him, but he said no to LA and Kobe before he signed with Utah. Bell wanted to play here and could have if the offense would have allowed. The same offense that's killing the Jazz guards right now! The next one to fall out of favor with the system will be Mo, then Hayward. Just like AK when we moved him out of the four spot to die a guard death in a Jazz uniform. The UCLA high post pick and roll that Layden, Sloan and now Corbin run is easily defended by a quality zone defense. Jerry could not adapt, and left. Corbin needs to change the traditional offense in Utah or it doesn't matter if Kobe is here, the guards will not shine. Defense is another huge problem. The NBA stopped requiring teams to play man to man defense long ago. The days of Jerry screaming illegal D, are gone. Guards collapsing to help Jefferson on the pick and roll leaving the three point line are normal stuff, and the teams the Jazz play go right after it! It's not just Corbin, it's the system.

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