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Published: Tuesday, June 25 2013 10:35 p.m. MDT

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Iowa Jazz Fan 2
Cedar Rapids, IA

Sloan should have seriously considered a temporary leave of absence instead of abruptly resigning.

Doug10
Roosevelt, UT

So the Jazz are the Subaru dealership or the Mayan restaurant where the employees with the big salaries were let go?

The Jazz paid Raja Bell and Jefferson last season and which player did the best for the Jazz and now they are going to let Jefferson go? In some areas of the game Jefferson is better than Dwight Howard and he played like each game was meaningful. He will demand a big dollar but the Jazz should have learned from the Deron experience that all stars are going to get paid big bucks and when they leave, the team struggles...dramatically.

It is nice the Jazz sign players like Jeremy Evans and DeMarre Carroll but those players are not elite, hustle players great but without talent the Jazz will continue to struggle. Gordon Hayward has progressed tremendously since his arrival but he would not start on any other playoff team in the NBA.

In order to compete the Jazz will have to open the wallet, or conversely the Jazz will continue to be a friendly organization where they recall old players (Malone)and coaches instead of doing what it takes to excell.

Tators
Hyrum, UT

Greg seems to be just what the Jazz and LHM needs... a person with acquired business savvy to go along with a respectable amount of enthusiasm and yet tempered with patience when needed.

It's hard not to admire and concur with both his short and long term plans regarding the Jazz. There needs to be that balance that many owners don't seem to have. And when not, they pay for it with a lack of stability. All in all, it appears the future looks and feels bright for the Jazz and for the legacy of LHM that Greg was given and charged to maintain and continue building.

Americanvet
Ivins, UT

"You want Larry, you're going to get him". We do want Larry, but we're stuck with you Greg. It does sound like you have a good handle on your dad's business but I'm not ready to believe you're able to run the Jazz the way Larry did. It was a bad mistake to extend Corbin's contract before he proved he deserved it and I hope you have him on a tight leash going forward.

You said Corbin needs to be a better defensive coach but how's that going to happen unless we go out and bring in some defensive minded coaches to assist Corbin instead of promoting the guys already under Corbin to higher positions. I am glad to see coach Sloan and Malone coming in to help out but if Corbin continues to mismanage the young core 4, Corbin needs to go.

Brave Sir Robin
San Diego, CA

Headline should read "The worst owner in the NBA breaks his silence."

IRS Agent
PROVO, UT

@AmericanVet

I doubt that Greg Miller goes on-line and tells you how to do your job. I am also sure that you don't go on-line and tell the Coke or Apple CEOs how to do their jobs. You just agree or disagree with what they decide to do by whether you buy their products and support their business. I think that Greg and the rest of the Jazz organization deserve the same respect. If you don't agree with their decisions, or don't enjoy the product they produce, then don't consume it. The rest of us don't want to listen while you second guess every decision. Turn off the TV and do something else with your time and money.

Americanvet
Ivins, UT

@IRS agent

Not only do I have advice for Greg Miller, but if you are really affiliated with the Internal Revenue Service I have some some BIG ideas with what to do with your employer too!!! Of course I would probably have to get my advise to your bosses by slipping notes through their jail cells.

Noodlekaboodle
Poplar Grove, UT

Let's be fair. Larry Miller also made bad decisions from time to time. If the rumor mill is to be believed the KOC didn't think Kirilenko deserved the massive deal he got, but Larry overrode him and gave him the deal. Clearly KOC was right. Also, it could be a whole lot worse. Jerry Buss gave the Lakers to his son Jim, and he's made bad decsision after bad decision, possibly costing Kobe a championship, he left the franchise with no 1st round picks for a long time, signed a 39 year old Nash to 36 million/3 years, hired Mike D'Antoni..... Greg isn't nearly that bad.

Kakashi
Tokyo, Japan

@Doug10
i would have to disagree with your assessment on Hayward not starting for another playoff team...i could name a few where he can start at the 2 or 3
Oklahoma (clearly...you'd go with Hayward rather than thabo)
Chicago (Hayward is better than Belinelli)
Atlanta (they'll crack the playoffs but i doubt they'll win a title)
Indiana (if indiana would want to move on from granger being often injured)
Memphis (would take him over prince)
New York

Americanvet
Ivins, UT

@noodlekaboodle

You have some opinions that vary from mine, and that's good. I respect that and believe that what sports fans do. That's what makes being a sports fan fun.

I'm really taken a back by IRSAgent however who believes we just listen to what the organization says and there is no need to have an opinion about it. So in other words we should never discuss our favorite teams at work, or church, or even at the bar if you're inclined to go there because it is not right to have an opinion and we just need to keep quiet. That kind of kills the whole idea of being a sporte fan if you ask me.

Jazz Source
Alpine, UT

Strange, nobody is thanking Deron for blowing up the franchise.

I loved watching him play but the dude is an arrogant coach-killer. Sloan, Avery Johnson, and possibly Carlesimo.

Deron's sirly attitude prevents him from leading in a manner that would make anyone want to follow. He just gets grumpy and takes shots instead of demanding excellence.

Oh well, Favors could ultimately be more of an anchor to this franchise in the middle and most teams that win anything have a good anchor in the middle (yes I know Lebrons team is the exception) but outside of that it is just the way it works. Also lots of bad teams have "good" PG's.

I think our bigs will pan out fairly well in a couple of years and then we could have enough chemistry to possibly do something.

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