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Published: Thursday, April 18 2013 6:55 p.m. MDT

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cval
Hyde Park, UT

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?

Americanvet
Ivins, UT

@fortydam
Here is your 2004/2005 26 win roster:
Carlos Arroyo
Raja Bell
Curtis Borchardt
Keon Clark
Jarron Collins
Gordan Giricek
Paul Grant
Tom Guglliotta
Ben Handlogten
Matt Harpring
Andrie Kirilenko
Raul Lopez
Mikki Moore
Greg Ostertag
Aleksandar Pavlovic
Michael Ruffin
Deshawn Stevenson
Maruice Williams

No 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

Dixie Dan
Saint George, UT

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.

Jazzledazzle
Provo, UT

@ Aggie 84

You 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.

Jazzledazzle
Provo, UT

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 rotation
2-The Jazz playing good, intense defense
3- Mental toughness, win away from home for Pete's sake
4- Let the youth take over, add a couple pieces

Give him 1 more chance.

fortydam
OREM, UT

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.

logicalsportsanalyst
Pleasant Grove, UT

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.

LetsDebate
PLEASANT GROVE, UT

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 need motivation.

Jazz Source
Alpine, UT

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.

fortydam
OREM, UT

Americanvet.. 04/05
Arroyo
Bell
Boozer
Borchardt
Collins
Eisley
Giricek
Handlogten
Harping
Humphries
Kirilenko
Livingston
Lopez
McLeod
Okur
Radojevic
Snyder

26 wins 56 losses

I'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.

Daniel84020
Draper, UT

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.

Richie
Saint George, UT

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.

sls
Columbia, MO

Corbin for life? Then get used to not making the playoffs every year, because that's where Corbin will take the Jazz.

President Joker
Washington, DC

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 rebuilding.

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