On a positive note, now Corbin is once step closer to being the best/smartest
coach with the Jazz.
Didn't see what doug 10 saw. I think that ak47 improved greatly while
being helped by Jeff H. CJ Miles is the same or worse with his new team, Raja
Bell being long in the tooth didn't get along with Corbin, Price was cut
from Portland and didn't light the world on fire in Phoenix. Hayward
improved greatly, No I think that the blame falls on the front office and
Asta la vista baby.CJ Miles was a shooting and scoring machine when
he arrived in Utah.Raja Bell had a reputation for killing other
teams with threes.Ronnie Price was scoring champion beofre Utah
Jazz.AK went from 16ppg average to 8.7 ppg when Hornacek arrived.Utah Jazz were #29 in 3 point shooting under Hornacek.Jeff
is going to Arizona to continue his track record....so good to still be in Utah.
Bringing in Hornacek was a good move for Phoenix. Jeff has all the
qualifications you'd want in a young coach: former NBA player, smart guy
(academic All-American at ISU), and also, the son of a coach; he was really
meant to be a coach at this level.But...this is not a good group in
Phoenix. All coaches need leadership from key players, like Sloan had with
Stockton and Malone. It was really lightening in a bottle for Jerry. Without
that situation, I don't think he'd been successful, and unfortunately,
I kind of see a parallel between Phoenix and Jerry's first job in Chicago.
Jerry got fired after a couple of seasons, and that very likely will happen to
Hornacek as well.
I wouldn't mind seeing the Jazz hire Karl Malone to replace Hornacek. With
some young bigs like Kanter and Favors, and probably some new young bigs on the
way, I can't see how it couldn't help to have one of the best players
in NBA history showing them the ropes. Karl wasn't a high lottery pick
coming into the NBA, but was a hard worker that improved his game every year. He
also let players like Ostertag know it when they would come to training camp out
of shape and I can't see how that hard work attitude and the skills Karl
acquired as he learned with his years in the NBA couldn't but help the
young players we have now. One problem is I don't think Karl is a big Greg
Miller fan ( and I don't blame him for that) so maybe he would decline the
Best wishes to Jeff in this new career path. Hate to see him go. He is a classy
guy and should do well. I worry that he seems so easy-going, I can't
picture him yelling at a player or referee.
I wish him the best... but would prefer that he was coaching in Utah.
Now all we need is a team.
Can't believe it took Hornacek this long to get away from this ownership
group. Every astute employee knows when they're working for a loser of a
company...and the Jazz are that kind of loser.
Well if his results as AK's shooting coach are any indication, we
shouldn't have to worry about the Suns anytime soon. I have seen nothing
to indicate Hornacek is any great coaching talent.Unfortunately so
far, I would have to say the same about Corbin.Lets hope with a
fresh group of guys instead of a roster full of free-agent veterans we will see
Corbin get a clue and install a commitment to defense.Pacers,
Memphis, Spurs, and Heat...all good play defense.Yoo-hoo Corbin, are
Corbin will never win a playoff series, let alone a playoff game as jazz
coach.I wish Greg Miller cared half as much about the Jazz as Larry
Let's make him our Head Coach and send them the rest of our coaching staff
to them, we would be way better off. Then maybe guys like Demare Carrol would
play instead of not so marvelous Marvin Williams who got worse with every game.
The staid and conservative Jazz show once again they are unwilling to take the
necessary risks if they really want to win a championship.Staying
loyal to old and tired had gotten them nowhere.