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Published: Sunday, Nov. 10 2013 1:20 p.m. MST

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The.Canuck
Tooele, UT

Beginning of the end for the Jazz in Utah. Seattle will be their new home in a few years.
The Jazz are not the same since the old man passed away. I miss Larry.

Fans in Utah will not support 15 win (if we're lucky) Jazz team.

Meanwhile across town RSL is making another fantastic playoff run in MLS.

zabivka
Orem, UT

Go Jazz! I'll continue to stick with you throughout the season! Gordon needs some help out there, so hopefully guys will chip in and get us our first win!

Red and Blue
VANCOUVER, WA

Canuck...good thought.

How much patience are we suppose to have. Corbin? I think its time we bring in Jerry to save the year. Lets do something!

Mortoon
Idaho Falls, ID

Yeah right, put me in coach!

There You Go Again
Saint George, UT

Good news JAZZ fans...

Denver has one 2 point win against Atlanta.

Denver is injury ridden.

Denver is playing, without energy, for new coach.

Denver has shown they cannot defend.

Bad news Jazz fans...

The game is on NBATV.

Denver does not want to be the first team to lose to the JAZZ.

Denver is coming off two days rest.

According to my prediction of a 12-70 season...

This should be one of the twelve wins for the JAZZ this season.

gehelmke
Bastrop, TX

There are two things about this Jazz situation which confuse me:
1) I don't understand why all these fans are upset....It's been a known fact for months that the Jazz have elected to get rid of all the veterans and grow a team built around the current youth along with draft choices and maybe a couple of free agents along the way. The goal this season is to give the young core group a lot of court time.
2) I don't understand why, when they had such a great plan in place, the hierarchy chose to leave their inept coach out there to botch the whole thing up.

It's my belief that if they leave these kids out there with Corbin for a whole season, he will demoralize them all to the point where they will never be able to perform efficiently in the NBA......and I further believe that it's things like this which make a lot of big time players avoid Utah......I don't think it has anything to do with the size of the market, the lack of African Americans, or the LDS church....It's inefficiency and ineptness.

What in Tucket?
Provo, UT

Maybe it is goodbye Jazz. Jazz fans I would say seem to have been very patient for years. I understand going with youth if the youth have the potential, but moving out Jefferson and Milsap good for 30-40 points a night isn't working.

Brahmabull
sandy, ut

In order for the fans to help the team they have to have a team they are proud of.... This team is not a product I can cheer for. If the millions they are getting paid to play isn't enough for them to give it their all then we are going to lose every game. Even listless Denver will beat the jazz tonight.

joe5
South Jordan, UT

gehelmke: I don't fit into that category you describe. I've been upset since the Jazz first tipped their hand early in the free agency period. I started what felt like a one-man campaign to expose their stupidity.

Losing is no surprise to me. Other predictions:
- The Jazz either trade Hayward at the trade deadline or do a S&T in the offseason.
- The Jazz draft choice will not be augmented by any meaningful 2014 free agent signing.
- The Jazz draft choice (Wiggins or Parker) will play the same position (SF) as Hayward (not adding anything to the core four except redundancy).
- Either Kanter, Burks or both will not sign their rookie extensions and will leave after.
- In 3-4 years, the Jazz will be cap constrained with big contracts to Favors, Kanter or Burks, Burke, and looking at a big increase for their 2014 draft pick. At that point, they will have to round out the team with inexpensive free agents.
- The Jazz rebuilding effort will result in a team that finishes in the 4-8 playoff positions for a few years but never approaches the promised land.

In short, they will be what they already were.

Granny Danger
CHICAGO, IL

There's no need to get dramatic and prophesy that the Jazz will move to another city. NBA franchises are skyrocketing in value and the Miller family would be foolish to sell the team somewhere else. That said, fans certainly have the right to not support this team and not attend the games. You may even choose to root for another team. You're all free to do so. But please remember that your money doesn't ENTITLE you to a good team. You're paying for the entertainment of watching basketball - it's not an investment to "buy" a better team. I, for one, am glad about the direction the Jazz have taken this season. Someone said Jazz fans have been patient for many years. To the contrary, we've been spoiled for many years. We've had great teams for the better part of 3 decades. Toronto? Milwaukee? Minnesota? Sacramento? Washington? Those fans have been patient. Even the Warriors and Clippers are finally seeing better days. Give it 2-3 years and we'll be back among the league's better teams. Be grateful for what you have while you have it!

joe5
South Jordan, UT

Granny: It is not dramatic to prophesy that the Jazz may find another city to call home. I lived through four professional basketball franchises (two in the NBA) growing up in San Diego. Since the beginning of this century (13 years ago), six franchises have relocated. For the mathematically impaired, that's about one every other year. The two most recent teams (Seattle and New Jersey) had been in their cities 41 and 35 years respectively.

I'm not saying the Jazz are gone. But I will say the conditions that led to these teams' departures bear an eerie resemblance to what is happening in Utah.

Red and Blue
VANCOUVER, WA

I just read where ESPN ranked the Jazz as the worst team in the NBA, They also stated "the Jazz have fallen flat". Isn't that something to be proud of? Are we just suppose to sit back and be patient or is now the time to do something....anything? Oh how we miss Larry and Jerry!

dave22
SOUTH SALT LAKE, UT

To all concerned Jazz Fans:

In case you didn't know, the Jazz are rebuilding.. it happens to every team in every professional sports league..

thank you for your time.

zabivka
Orem, UT

I've been saying since the beginning of the season that the Denver game would be the first win of the season for the Jazz. Had the back-to-backs been flipped last week (i.e. Boston and Toronto on the front-end of the back-to-backs, respectively), I think we would have seen the Jazz with 1 or 2 wins already, but it was hard on them to play good teams the first night, and then not have anything left in the tank on the second night.

There will be energy tonight, a home crowd, and an almost-as-bad Denver team. I think we can do it! Go Jazz!

Chickenhawks
Kuna, ID

Andrew Wiggins!

joe5
South Jordan, UT

zabivka: I hope you're right. I jokingly picked them to lose until Dec 7 against the Bobcats (which would make them 0-21). I'm tired of laughing at the Jazz apologists every night when the Jazz lose. I'd love for them to win so I can quit the countdown.

But they're not just losing. They're losing badly. The players have lost any semblance of swagger. They walk onto the court expecting to lose and it becomes self-fulfilling prophesy.

Since July, I've harped on the danger of a franchise establishing a culture of losing. It's been met with outrage by Jazz fans. So how do you get them to expect to win next year when they have some hot rookie. Will one player influence the other 14 so they all of a sudden start believing they're a winning team? Or is it more likely that the one will be influenced by the 14 and lose his confidence and become convinced that they are not a very good team?

Losing culture kills franchises.

UkJazz
W-Ton, Uk

@ joe5 "Losing culture kills franchises"

Well the Warriors n Clippers didn't get killed did they ?

Maybe hiring that right coach will be a game changer......

Kakashi
Tokyo, Japan

@joe5

i would partly agree with you when you mentioned losing culture kills franchises...i agree to the sense that it discourages players and tend to look somewhere else...but i disagree that it would kill a franchise...since a franchise direction usually leads to where the ownership and management wants it to be....an example would be...Golden State took them 12 years to get to the playoffs in 06-07 then another 5 year drought....now they have one of the best teams in the west right now...and how about them clippers? took them 8 years to come back to the playoffs in 05-06 and went on a 5 year drought and got into the playoffs again in 11-12...the rockets a winning franchise...went on a 4 year drought and went to the playoffs at 03-04 and another 3 year drought froom 2009-12...so i think its a matter of planning for the GMs and ownership

fortydam
OREM, UT

Granny Danger and Kakashi.. very well put.

Aggie84
Idaho Falls, ID

Isn't nice to have 4 decent college basketball teams up north. The best game of the year in the ESC will be the Aggie Y game.

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