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7 losses the Jazz, in the end, couldn't afford

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  • Tators Hyrum, UT
    April 19, 2013 12:03 p.m.

    Recounting these "shouldn't have been" losses make a strong case for a coaching change, something that the majority of comments on Jazz online articles support. Of course any coach will have his share of losses. But allowing losses after substantial double digit leads in the second half of games will mostly fall on coaching decisions. Coaches have to know when to continue playing to win, and when not to just resorting to playing not-to-lose. Too many times this season, the leadership of this team (the coaches) didn't seem to know the difference. After having a certain group of players build up a nice lead, the coach would make a change back to his usual starters, and then stick with them, even when they kept losing the lead, and not make the necessary changes until it was too late... even at all. That kind of thing frustrates fans more than the team owners and coaches apparently realize.

    Had the Jazz pulled out even 1 win from those 7 should've-been-win games, the team would now be prepping for the playoffs and this article would've never needed to be written.

  • Brave Sir Robin San Diego, CA
    April 18, 2013 2:46 p.m.

    No, in the end it all boils down to two losses the Jazz couldn't afford: Larry Miller and Jerry Sloan.