Sorry , I disagree the the Millers.This is a perfect time to clean
houseNew Coach, with young players and plenty cap space to sign or
resign whom ever he pleases that suits hi sgame planFIRE CORBIN and
start a fresh - THIS PAST COUPLE OF YEARS HAVE BEEN WASTEDMore count
time was needed for the younger players and that did not happen
Can the Millers afford more empty seats next year?
Yea, let's keep everything the same so we can have another sorry season.
I would rather buy BYU tickets and cheer for them than buy another Jazz ticket
with Corbin coaching. He looks and is clueless when it comes to coaching.
Things at the Jazz headquarters are in turmoil it appears. Jazz management now
settles for mediocrity unlike when Jerry and Larry ran the show. They knew what
they were doing right off the bat. There are plenty of good college coaches who
could outcoach Corbin and who could build a fire under this team. What would we
have to lose? I doubt the fans will continue to put up with present
low expectations of the MillerFamily. The fans have lost confidence in the
present owner, coaching, and management team.The comment columns are
full of discouragement and dissapointment with our current organizations
On the job training for an NBA head coach?What's it going to
take for the Miller's to realize they made a mistake in giving Tyrone
Corbin the team's coaching reigns? This Jazz team should have won at least
another 10 games. They lost those games due mostly to bad coaching, bad
substitutions and lousy play calling, all of which falls on the Head
Coach's shoulders.Rick Majerus, the University of Utah's
legendary coach, would have won those 10 games and likely a few more with
exactly the same players. That's the difference a great coach can make. The
Jazz need a great coach, one who understands Xs and Os and what it takes to win
the close ones; even if he can't pronounce the word "Oaf-fense."
This article is so frustrating but I can't say I'm surprised. The
Millers are totally clueless about running a basketball team without Larry at
the helm. How in the world does Corbin deserve another year? This team is going
backwards and the young talent is not being developed. Don't even get me
started about the defensive ineptitude. The fans want to see the Jazz clean
house and with all the free agents this is the time to pull the plug and start
I think the Jazz need to learn how to play defense! It may be better next year
if Jefferson is gone! Seems like the wrong team was starting! The bench would
out play the starters!
I'm no Corbin fan, not because he had a year without a playoff, but because
he is Jerry Jr. From 2003 to 2006 Jerry struggled with similar records and even
had a 26 win season. I know many of you blame all of the losses on Corbin, but
he is running the same exact offensive sets as Sloan. Everyone wanted players
that could score, but that meant giving up defense, ie Mo, Foye, Jefferson. Mix
in a bunch of young untested rookies, an I'm sure Jerry would have
struggled too. Without a change in offensive schemes, this two trick offense
will always struggle against better teams because the jazz run the same two
plays. When they fail with those they go one on one. Now that is a coaching
problem, so if a coaching change finally breaks the chain of the high post pick
and roll, then they should say goodbye to Corbin. My point is that Corbin is a
puppet of Jerry, with similar 40ish win records with the same offense, and the
same type players. But if Corbin had Stockton, we wouldn't be having these
It looks like I'm in the minority here, but I agree with Brad. When things
aren't going well everyone wants to fire the coach. I don't think any
other coach (at least anyone likely to come here) would have had better success
The problim I see with with Corbin, is the lack of respect the players have for
him. They may say they respect him, but what else could they say. The real
test is putting EVERYTHING they have on the floor and playing with heart every
game, then they show respect, not just say it! I know its a long season, and
guys will have off nights, but game after game of half hearted play guys should
ride the pine! Having been a coach, Corbin needed to sit the guys not giving
there all and play the young up and coming to give them more experiendce. In my
experience once a guy realizes he has to perform in order to play...if he wants
to play he performs! Of course I didn't have to deal with people making
millions of dollars...but never the less one should have to prove he is good
enough to get the minutes, not just play because he is a vet of the league!
Corbin needs to go!
The Jazz might be better if they could get a top 5 point guard. That way they
would have someone on the floor that could "coach" them. I don't
see anything changing dramatically. The Jaxx will use their draft pick on a 2
guard that wont play and it will be the same thing all over.
This is what happens when you have a soft media corp (some of whom are even on
the Miller's payroll, i.e. certain 1280 personalities). Just yesterday
Hayward was crowned the Great White Hope for this team by Lindsey. Are you
kidding me?! As if he alone will turn things around. Reference his stats the
last month.You really have to hand it to the Miller's- they
have created an environment where they have duped fans into overpaying for
tickets with no risk of criticism from the media when the team shows no
progress.This franchise is done. They will never be competitive and
make another WCF run with the current system that is in place.
@fortydamLabeling Corbin as "Jerry Jr." is insulting. To say
Corbin runs the same offense as Sloan is meaningless. I can put a Stradivarius
up to my shoulder but it doesn't mean I can play beautiful music. Coach
Sloan demanded that his players work hard and I remember him many times stamping
his foot on the floor when his players weren't in the right position. That
26 win season (if that's what it was) happened after Stockton, Malone and
Hornacek retired and the cub boards were totally bare. I remember NBA analysts
before the start of that season make comments to the effect that the Jazz that
year could set the record for the worst season in NBA history. Some thought he
deserved coach of the year for getting the wins he did. Sloan never had lottery
picks of the likes Corbin has had because his teams were always too good to be
in the lottery. Sloan played young players when they deserved to play unlike
Corbin that continued playing veterans that can't advance this team and
that won't be here next year anyway. Corbin is a shadow of Sloan, not a
One thing is for certain. If you keep doing what you've been doing (and
with whom you've been doing it), you'll keep getting what you've
been getting. It's called the law of what is... and what could be.
From what this article states, apparently neither Brad Rock nor the Jazz
ownership understands it. They stuck with what was last year, and predictably
ended up with an even worse record. Have they not yet learned anything? Do they
really want to keep going down this same unchanged path yet another year?
Hopefully, the Millers are smarter than that.These comment sections
give a good indication on how the fans feel. As such, without some meaningful
changes, starting with the coach, it's pretty much guaranteed that season
ticket sales will go down next season. Why wait another year to learn the lesson
that could and should be learned now? Sloan had Jazz fan support.
Corbin doesn't, and for obvious reasons. He hasn't produced. The
numbers prove it. In business, the customers (which in this case are the fans)
are always right. That's because without them, there is no business.
26 win season Bozzer, Okur, Ak, Gordon, And he had other seasons that 40
something got them in the playoffs. A different coach might have got something
different out of this team, but not running the same offense that has gone
downhill since the zone defense has been allowed. Jerry Sloan talked about some
of the things that tired him of the NBA, and that was a big one. Jerry never
played rookies, (maybe one or two). Stockton rode the pine for half a year and
so did Deron. Calling Corbin Jerry Jr, is as much an insult is this old and
outdated offensive scheme. Americanvet it isn't all Corbin. I have been a
season ticket holder since Frank Layden was there and nothing has changed. If
Corbin comes back with those offensive sets, the same thing will happen. If
anyone coaching this team runs the same two or three plays that worked against
man on man coverage 20 tears ago they too will have the same results. The NBA
and the teams were different for Jerry, and the new rules of the NBA out grew
Count me in as supporting Corbin for another year. He has been through a lot and
certainly must have learned valuable lessons from all of it. Give him one more
chance to work with a new batch of players along with the core four (plus
D.Carroll, I hope!!). Once they start winning, the naysayers will be back
because we all love winners. Most of these regular posters obviously have loved
the Jazz or else they would not write with such emotion/passion. That is a good
thing, negative or positive, just a huge interest. I'm pretty certain they
will still watch to see what happens, with or without Ty Corbin. I'm
sincerely hoping it will be a positive turnaround and am looking forward to
seeing it all start again. Now I am in withdrawals. Guess I'll cheer for
Denver with Andre Miller, etc. Couldn't have done that with Carmello (not
one of my favorites).Thanks, Jazzboys, for a fun season although a
disappointing ending. I'm still your cheerleader!
@fortydamCorbin does not run the same offensive sets as Sloan does
like you claim. In fact the Jazz hardly ever run the pick-and-roll anymore and
use much more of a motion offense. The thing is, that the offense isn't the
main problem, so I'm not sure why you're harping on it. The real
problem is the defense. Utah is 29th in the league according to hoopdata.comNow is the perfect time to fire Corbin, clean house with a new coach and
new players to build around the "core four."
Wow, have you seen all the empty seats lately? Fans message to the Jazz is,
"GET A NEW AND EXPERIENCED COACH"! The Jazz really can't afford to
play games with the arena empty. Can't pay employees. Can't pay
players. Can't pay vendors. Can't even pay the electric bill. MAKE
A CHANGE JAZZ! Corbin is a nice man but not a good coach.
I have seen nothing to suggest he deserves another year. He has looked lost,
frustrated and in over his head the entire year. His propensity to play the vets
over the young guys even though they are not as good has alienated both groups.
As a result, the vets want to leave now and the young guys will as soon as they
are not contractually obligated. Nobody has been happy with this
outcome, so how can we say he has earned another chance?
@fortydamHere is your 2004/2005 26 win roster:Carlos ArroyoRaja BellCurtis BorchardtKeon ClarkJarron CollinsGordan GiricekPaul GrantTom GuglliottaBen HandlogtenMatt HarpringAndrie KirilenkoRaul LopezMikki MooreGreg
OstertagAleksandar PavlovicMichael RuffinDeshawn StevensonMaruice WilliamsNo Boozer or Memo on this team. If Corbin had to
coach that team they probably would have set the record for futility in the NBA
Phil Jackson anyone? Of course, the Jazz would have to pay him more than the
minimum hourly rate. He would put people in seats and create a lot of interest
for the 2013/14 season. Of course a second choice would be a former NBA coach,
who was born in Utah, who is looking for a new job. Two choices for the Jazz
with a lot of potential to create some excitement for the coming season and help
sell season tickets.
@ Aggie 84You would rather buy BYU ticets? Bronco Mendenhall had a
man crush on Riley Nelson and mismanaged several aspects of his team.If you are talking BYU basketball, this just in, BYU was in the NIT. How is
that any better than cheering for the Jazz?By the way I am a BYU
fan. I just don't see your logic.
I have been critical of Corbin's rotations and have been guilty of saying
he should be fired. Here are a few things to consider:1- He took
over a team that was in complete chaos, Sloan retired, the Jazz traded D
Will.2- He had a roster full of expiring contracts and youth, and
being overloaded at the forward position.Before everyone gets all
upset at me, I am not making excuses for him. Those are facts. So, I think give
him a little more time. Teams are too quick to fire coaches. I am not a huge
Corbin fan, but let's be honest, Phil Jackson could not have coached this
team very far. John Wooden was asked how he won so much His answer was to go get
good players. The Jazz had a lot of good role players, and a
borderline all star. Can't expect much from this roster.Here is
what I want to see as a Jazz fan:1- Corbin finding a regular
rotation2-The Jazz playing good, intense defense3- Mental toughness,
win away from home for Pete's sake4- Let the youth take over, add a
couple piecesGive him 1 more chance.
SMS, are you kidding? Pass into the post and let Danley, or Malone, or AK, then
Boozer, now Jefferson. It's a spin off of the same sets. They might not be
a traditional pick and roll, but they are the same clear out pass into the post
while everyone else stands out on the three point line to clear space offense.
Corbin doesn't have Malone or Stockton to run the UCLA high post pick and
roll, but don't kid yourself, this is the same offense. And you are right,
most of the problem is defense. All I'm saying is that it isn't all
Corbin, that's all. Fire him please, so we can talk about another coach.
There are only a few teams in the NBA that stick with one long enough to do any
good now days. Can you imagine Phil Jackson teaching this bunch the triangle?
Well imagine plenty because coaches like he and Riley will only coach hand
picked teams. And definitely not in Utah, and definitely not what they pay here.
I'm with you, get all new around the core four.
It is a frustrating topic to deal with. 43-39 is a good record (not great) to
have. Teams in the Eastern Conference with worse records make the playoffs. I
don't think he is the worst coach out there. However, in this very article,
CORBIN says that he is learning and growing. Unfortunately, that doesn't
cut it in professional sports. You don't hire a college graduate to be your
CEO or CFO calling the shots-he needs the experience first. Corbin could get
that experience being HEAD coach at a community college, then move up. Going
from 2nd assistant to HEAD doesn't quite give you the experience you need.
I'd give Corbin another chance. So he's getting "on the job"
training to be a coach. Didn't all NBA coaches have a first NBA coaching
job, where they learned to be an NBA coach? I totally agree with
oleblue above. Not getting full heart and effort from the players, and
defensive laziness, are certainly coaching issues. The times the Jazz put that
on the floor, they looked, very, very good, and would probably have home court
advantage in the first round if they gave full heart and effort every game.
Demare Carrol gave full heart and effort every time he stepped on the court.
His absence in the last game was very perplexing to me.I think
Corbin needs to get a handle on heart/effort/defensive laziness within the first
half of next season, or find a coach who can. The players are capable - they
Corbin did not earn anything except a step backward in terms of results. This
team made the playoffs last year. All the young players should have
been a year better and in theory some of the veteran players were upgrades or at
least were supposed to be.That is a failure.
Americanvet.. 04/05 ArroyoBellBoozerBorchardtCollinsEisleyGiricekHandlogtenHarpingHumphriesKirilenkoLivingstonLopezMcLeodOkurRadojevicSnyder26 wins 56 lossesI'm on your
side, the only difference I have is that a simple coaching change with this
group of players wouldn't have made much difference. They just
couldn't or wouldn't play defense, and the offense they continue to
run, is old hat to the nba. Now as many games as boozer and ak missed I'm
sure the 04 and 05 season was full of injuries also. I will say it one more
time, I'm not a Corbin fan, however I blame Mo, and his constant injuries
and inconsistenties, and Jefferson with his lazy defensive attitude on plenty of
the ten or so losses that separate Corbin and Sloans records.
It seems disengenious to imply that the Jazz going 9 of 12 down the stretch is
somehow a sign of good coaching. The collective record of those nine teams was
well below .500. Golden State on the road is a good (not great) win and every
other good team they played in that stretch (Denver, Oklahoma, and Memphis)
destroyed the Jazz. There prowess down the stretch was by far more
the result of a weak schedule than strong coaching.
I am sorry but I would fire Corbin and his assistants except Horny in a
heartbeat. He was the token african american assistant under Sloan and that is
the brutal truth. The Miller Family is clueless so I guess I will have to watch
anything but the Jazz and hope the seats empty out until new owners can show up.
I feel sorry for the vendors that support the Energy Solutions Arena. I would
also hope that the Media really hammers Miller and company.
Corbin for life? Then get used to not making the playoffs every year, because
that's where Corbin will take the Jazz.
Earned his chance? They were worse than they were last season. He blew his
chance. Now I will buy season tickets if they decide to tank. But I will boycott
the Jazz if they try another pointless season of being competitive while