If it's not the coaches fault than it must be the fault of koc. If we have
a good coach than the players must be no good. Who put this team together? Who
picked the coach? Who is supporting this coach and his choice of starting
players? Who supports the lack of defense and lack of any organised offence?
Loyalty to poor staff and poor players is self serving when change would require
admission of guilt. The only one with the power to stop this madness is the
Miller family, I hope they do it soon.
I completely agree with Americanvet and MDPIn hindsight, it appears
that it was a mistake not to unload Millsap for a draft pick last year. But this
is not a terminally bad decision. KOC's track record has been quite good
over the years, and I think Lindsey wanted to see how things played out this
year before rocking the boat. So, the future of the Jazz is really up in the
air, and there are many ways that it could get far worse, and a few that could
set us on a good path, probably involving taking two years of youth development,
unlike having good young players on the bench, and high draft pick acquisitions
under the guidance of a good coach (from outside the organisation, Nate
McMillan?), and turning our backs on the post-Sloan Corbin
'transition' phase. I think any good path out of the mess
we are in now, though, starts with firing Corbin after this season. So this will
be the first test of the commitment and coherency of the new management and new
ownership, long-term team strategy versus money: to pay another coach before
Corbin's contract expires.
Short comment...Amen to all the congtrbutors on this post. It appears the fans
have worked out a soloution...fire the Coach and re hire where he was weak.
This article is probably accurate. However now that the Lakers have passed them
by, there is another team to look at over their shoulder. Dallas lost last night
by only one at San Antonio. The next two games are at home against Memphis and
the Knicks. This is followed by a three game trip to Texas. The question now is
whether they will even return from the Alamo. On March 24, those five games
will be done and the smoke will have cleared and the Jazz will know their fate.
It must be very difficult for the DN sports writers to sustain any enthusiasm
for the Jazz. Stating the obvious is not anything but sports writers way of
saying that they are weary of writing about a sinking ship with no players that
are likely to lift the Jazz into the playoffs. The Jazz management should now
recognize the obvious that their acquisitions of last summer as well as their
veterans cannot compete with the new NBA. However, I am not hopeful that the
Jazz management can ever recognize the obvious.
Try to learn... what a grasp of the obvious. If the Jazz want to
win, get starters to play some defense (which probably requires benching of
Jefferson). Kanter has been outplaying Jefferson anyway, on both ends. IMHO,
Mo and Foye constant barrage of outside shooting destroys the Jazz inside game,
and the team suffers (eg, falls behind in first and third quarters, and fizzles
at end of game).
The headline states "team must try to learn from Wednesday's loss and
move forward".In Corbin's tenure as head coach, when have
the Jazz ever learned from their mistakes and moved forward? What did we learn
when we were swept from the playoffs last year in 4 games? It looks to me that
we learned to stay out of the playoffs so that we won't get embarrassed in
the playoffs again. What have we learned in the last couple of years about how
to win on the road? Nothing! The statement that we need to learn from the loss
to OKC is ridiculous because the history for the last few years is that we are
not learning anything at all. It's not the team that needs to
learn from mistakes and move forward, it the teams management that needs to move
forward. Start looking for a long term defensive minded coach that will play the
players that are the future of the team and not the players that will be gone
next year anyway. Then use the cap space and lottery picks in the summer to
build around the core.