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Published: Wednesday, April 17 2013 11:05 p.m. MDT

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Elcapitan
Ivins, UT

A final road loss puncuates an end to a on and off season for this team, coach, and finally it's ownership. I wonder what Larry had to say about it all. Against the better teams our big came came up short and that was true with tonights game....they came up short. The agony is over.

Sweater In Rafters
Franklin, IN

Somewhere Sloan (while he doesn't smile) is doing his version of a smile!! And Larry must be flipping over in the grave...

To have a team so unprepared to have a playoff birth in sight and own your destiny only to allow a team so distressed as the Lakers come in and take it from you seems un-Jazz like...make that's un-Sloan-jazz like....

Missing his grit right now...

one day...
South Jordan, UT

"Proud" of what? I'm a true Jazz fan, but this! At work if I don't do my job, perform and get the nubers my boss need I will get a memo, after that if I don't do anything to change that I get fired, these guys get a more than decent paycheck for what? being a mediocre franchise.
We pay for thosde tickets, t shirts, posters, food at the game, WE pay for a winning team, this is not for "just for fun".
The Jazz needs to have a serious owner about making for real A BETTER TEAM, a WINNING TEAM and player that will be engaged with that process and plan.

I love the Jazz but, it is time to love the fans back by being better

cattle
IDAHO FALLS, ID

No accountibility = Locker cleanout !!!!!

genkidaiyo
DUNCAN, SC

That was the worse game ever played by the Jazz!! It's like the Lakers paid them off. I am going on 40 years old and would have played with more passion and determination than all of the Jazz team!! They all sholuld quit trying to play the great game immediately!!

JBQ
Saint Louis, MO

Indeed, "there is no joy in Mudville" with Casey striking out. I never thought that I would say this. AJ sort of grows on you. It looks like he has found his niche and the Jazz should do everything that they can to offer him a "restructured contract". However, there are others on the squad who need to "hit the road Jack and never come back no more, no more". The Lakers are now the seven seed. There was no way that TinselTown was going to keep the Lakers out of the playoffs. You do the math. The Lakers were squeaking by with Kobe, maybe the second best player in the history of the game. They lost the "Mamba" and they still squeak by. Humm! Actually, the Jazz were only a "Foil" to make the Lakers look good. I believe that Jazz Management did a very good job. I believe that the Millers got it right. However if Corbin is evaluated that he can't get it done, then they need a different approach. Favors, the "beast from the southeast", is already showing signs of restlessness. When his contract is done in two years, he also is done.

Hugh G. Hater
Swat Lake City, UT

Look at the box score my fellow fans. No one save AJ put in any effort.

GET OUT OF TOWN CORBIN. Playing Marvin Williams and benching Carroll. Are you joking?!

What a disastrous set of moves were made last off season. Lets hope they are not repeated.

Doug10
Roosevelt, UT

JBQ the management did not do a very good job. Early in the season it was obvious there were glaring holes so they did what at trade time?

They Kept Raja on hold so he could not play for another team...good job KOC I guess that is what the management needs to be remembered for this year. Little market little minds.

If I was a Jazz player I would think they are intereted in showing a past player who is right than getting the pieces to make the playoffs.

KOC and his new clone need to hit the streets.

There are 10 openings on the Jazz team and they could not fill one during the season. With management like this the only recruiting will be done at the high school level somewhere, players with ability will migrate to franchises where management shows ability, away from Utah.

KOC I imagine that Iverson would come and play here but after this poor showing even Ostertag will not come back here.

SlopJ30
St Louis, MO

Well, I always root for the Jazz, but I can't really be that upset over missing the playoffs this year. What was the best-case scenario; win a couple of games? This team is a bunch of good dudes but so-so (by NBA standards) players. Gordon should be our best perimeter guy, but he becomes oddly passive. Without developing a little more killer instinct, his ceiling is probably not-quite-all-star level. That's not a terrible ceiling, but if that's the best you've got you're not going anywhere.

Next year is a total mystery. One can only hope and pray the front office actually has a plan and can execute it. My fear is that we overpay a bunch of middling free agents to LT deals and settle in as a merely competent 40-50 win team for years. Yawn.

Tyler Ray
Taylorsville, UT

Marvin is a great guy off the court guy but he's simply terrible! He's done nothing for this team! Meanwhile Carroll is instant energy and better at rebounding and defense. Al showed the most heart last night. Mo plays like a chicken with his head cut off at times. I love Paul and all he's done for the Jazz but you can see he's done with this team. We need some big changes in the off-season.

es4
Park City, UT

How wrong I was! Last year, even though we lost, I thought that the experience we gained in the playoffs would be valuable for our playoff "push" this year. How wrong I was! Better to have not made playoffs last year for draft. Very disgusted with "proud" bunch.

Pipes
Salt Lake City, UT

What a bunch of under performers. Trade them all and let's start over.

Americanvet
Ivins, UT

This loss, and missing the playoffs should send a clear message to management that this group is NOT progressing towards excellence and spending a bunch of money to resign the same group of guys would be lunacy. I don't think Jazz fans are expecting a championship in the next few years but we want to see management making an effort to move the team back to being a contender. Favors, Kanter, Burks and Hayward make a nice young core to build around but they need to be the main guys and not sitting on the bench behind veterans that can't win games. Carroll and Evans deserve to be part of this team and add some special talents we need. I don't mind keeping Mo Williams but we need to address the point guard position for next year and let Mo play some 2 and back up at the point. We need a new coach Greg Miller! Corbin should have be an interim coach and not given a longer term contract. We need a coach that will teach tough defense.

Sneaky Jimmy
Bay Area, CA

Too much Hype and not enough substance. I just don't see where the Jaxx can compete with playoff teams. At the beginning of the year I though making the playoffs was a forgone conclusion. Take a look at Golden State for an example of how to improve, it started with hiring Jerry West as a consultant then Mark Jackson (played with Jazz) as coach. They are making strides in the right direction. Denver is now an elite team with Jazz cast-off Kosta Koufous. What happened there? Jazz need a shake up.

Spider Rico
Greeley, CO

Dump all the vets unless you can sign big Al. Play Hayward, Favors, Kanter, Carrol and Burks. Let them be our core and start over around them. Jazz cannot plug in a few journeymen and expect to be anything but 7-10 in the West with no hope of making a run. A couple of years losing with these young guys and drafting some studs would be the way to build a winning team. I would rather endure some fun losing building seasons with these young guys than see what we saw this year. Keep it real Jazz!

Bill Shakespeare
Salt Lake City, UT

Proud?

Ace
Farmington, UT

Thank heavens it's over.

DEW
Sandy, UT

You think Gail Miller would sell her franchise by now. It never going to get better again or never was. John Stockton, Jeff H. and sometime Karl Malone were more dedicated than anyone on Larry Miller Arena. Sloan can't be here forever and Bobby was proud of him. Let New Orlean have them back where it came from as a JAZZ there. You guys are waisting your money and time spending on those players who never live or vacation here before.

Little Andy
Tremonton, UT

Most of the words I have in mind would not make the post. I will use lackluster, and lazy.A game that meant this much to have one of the poorer performances of the season??But if it gets Corbin out of town it was worth it..

B Russ
Ephraim, UT

Big Al played good on offense if you like watching him hog all of the shot clock minutes while everyone else just stands around. On defense he was a no show and avoided any contact what so ever. Big Al is what is wrong with Paul Milsap and Gordon Hayward. They don't get a chance to be involved with the offense. Corbin, Big Al, Mo, Marvin, Earl and Foye all need to go. What we've had to watch this year is nothing close to Jazz basketball. Pathetic.

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