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Published: Wednesday, April 17 2013 10:10 p.m. MDT

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Salt Lake City, UT

Why should the Jazz defend? Management didn't. They let Portland walk right in and take Wesley Matthews and then stockpiled bigs when they couldn't find both a 2 and 3, not to mention collecting free agents like that is a way to build a team.

Sandy, UT

What happened to Old School. Does Jerry Sloan want to come back which I don't think so. Gail need to give up this franchise and let another city take this team. Most players who come and go never live here.

South Jordan, UT

They never learned to say yes either.

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Kimberly, ID

Glad to see it over. Will make it easier to let people go and start fresh.

Step 1: Leadership, defensive accountability and ability to manage a game and player matchups from the coach. (I'm pretty sure that means we need a new coach although I bet they wait until after next season to make that move.)

Step 2: Big Al has to go or step one is impossible. Millsap either goes or is sixth man.

Step 3: Point guard who will lead, defend, distribute and score in that order.

Step 4: Do not bring in stopgap players. Let the young long term guys play next year win or lose. They have been brought along slowly long enough. (Heard last night the average experience in Houston is 1.9 years and they seem to have enough experience to do well.)

Step 5: Draft well. Jazz should be able to get a couple nice pieces in the draft this year (or trade up for one even better) Next year may end up being a fairly high draft pick. Using cap space(and sign and trades of and Paul) to get picks like Cleveland has should produce more picks.

West Jordan, UT

I often find myself having to turn off the Jazz game and watch pretty much anything else. I've never seen a team with a greater propensity to stand around and watch the opponent drive past and take an open shot. I see lots of standing around and watching after a shot is put up. I remember late during the Stockton/Malone years I felt even then that the rest of the league was becoming mostly unwatchable. The NBA was moving into an era of guaranteed contracts and limited work ethic. The Jazz under Sloan were largely an exception to that rule, but today are no different, and are perhaps now one of the worst. Very uninspiring! I'm done with the NBA. It has become the worst regular season product ever.

sandy, ut

Yeah because that plan worked out so well for Portland... Wesley Matthews is decent, but not worth the money they paid him. Period.

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