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Published: Monday, Nov. 11 2013 11:37 p.m. MST

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jazz4ever
San Mateo, CA

Coach Ty is in denial if he things guys were working hard! I watched some of 2nd and 3rd and stopped after I couldnt bear it anymore. In those... they clearly were not giving their best on D. There was no hustle..no urgency...and absolutely no pride! Offense was ok. The stat to check would who got the most of loose balls. My money will be on the opposition the last 5-6 games! Richard Jeff has to come off the bench. Its a sin he is still getting to start. Somehow the coach has managed to mess up hot shooting Burks also. Very sad state of affairs.

Esquire
Springville, UT

This can't surprise anyone. It's like the tank was planned during the off-season.

JBQ
Saint Louis, MO

"The sky is not really falling".

NeilT
Clearfield, UT

time for some personnel changes and I don't mean players.

grj
Bountiful, ut

Utah shot 40% from the floor for the game and yet collected only 9 offensive rebounds. The effort to compete just wasn't there. As I watched possession after possession, the Jazz players would jack up a shot out of rhythm and with not a rebounder in sight. Many times, by the time Denver came down with the rebound and turned to head up the floor, all five Jazzmen were back across the half-court line. And "Coach" Corbin never said a word, just stood (albeit very nattily attired!) on the sideline and watched. When I played my few years of college ball, I was on the bench FAST if I didn't crash the boards.

I miss Jerry Sloan. I miss Paul Milsap.

gehelmke
Bastrop, TX

This group is all about re-tooling for the future....It was supposed to be a core group learning each other in a season where they lost a lot of ball games....but that is not what's happened....for two reasons:
1) The most important piece of the puzzle....the point guard....was injured, and the players selected to back him up were terrible choices.
2) This type endeavor requires a good coach....not just a coach, but a GOOD coach....not a good old guy, but a GOOD COACH......A coach with a scheme in mind to play offense and to play defense....Ty Corbin is probably a great guy, but he is not what these youngsters need to mold them into a good ball club.

marine2
kennewick, WA

tv did good job of showing marvin williams trying to cover his mouth while laughing along with brandon rush during the game. hard to root for folks like that. would appreciate your reporters asking point blank to management why they don't get a point guard backup who can shoot - see sacremento bench.

Brahmabull
sandy, ut

Why is it that all the jazz players look slow and sluggish compared to every other team? they are so slow to rotate to the ball on defense, and derrick favors just looks like an oaf out there, so slow, never hustling, always meandering. It is really strange. Other teams fly around the court on defense. How can it be that the jazz give up wide open threes and also easy points in the paint? What area, exactly, are they covering on defense? Looks like none to me. When a terrible injured Denver team can come in your house and just pummel you, you know you have problems.

fortydam
OREM, UT

jazz4ever."Somehow the coach has managed to mess up hot shooting Burks also. Very sad state of affairs" I think is should read somehow the coach is letting Burks play right now. The offense stops at him every time he gets the ball. He gets half way to the hoop, dribbles ten seconds off the clock and the entire team stops moving. Kanter is taking too long to shoot, he is one of the best shooters and the ball stops there too. Kanter is one of the few setting screens for Hayward, thus Hayward is producing better with Kanter in the game. I didn't realize until all of these defeats just how undersized this team is. Kanter also cannot rebound when they pull him out on screens, they also do this when they run the offense through Favors. The old Layden/Jerry/Corbin ball failed Millsap for Jefferson, it's now failing Kanter for Favors. I'm not sure Jerry ball can work for two natural centers or forwards in the same lineup. I also thinks Burks playing point two guard is a big problem right now.

Rational
Salt Lake City, UT

"But it’s also possible their core players really are just complementary talents, not the franchise players Jazz fans hope."

That is the point of the race to the first pick, isn't it?

BYU_Aggie
Salt Lake City, UT

Please get Corbin out of the there sooner than later. I know that won't fix all the managerial issues of this team, but it's a start.

Obama10
SYRACUSE, UT

We all know this is a rebuilding year and looking forward to a high draft pick. This draft has been picked as one of the best of all times. The motto for this year for the young team should be, play hard, get better, and lose. #1 Pick, here we come!!

Brave Sir Robin
San Diego, CA

When will Miller start giving away free Jazz tickets like he does for his baseball team? I might go to a Jazz game if I could get free tickets. On second though, no. But throw in some free concessions and I'm there.

The.Canuck
Tooele, UT

Time to start wearing grocery bags on our heads to home games. This is embarrassing being a Jazz fan.

Tanking a season for a high draft pick is risky. The draft pick might be a bust. Secondly, introducing a losing culture to a team creates lowered expectations. That is hard to overcome without cleaning house. Coaching staffs and rosters.

Watch out Ty. Its easier to fire a coach than an entire team.

American Patriot
Eagle Mountain, UT

Utah Jazz? Who are they again?

I don't any of my friends that even go to the games any longer.

Yawn!

Tators
Hyrum, UT

It all starts and usually ends with coaching. Even previously, with a much more experienced and talented team, the Jazz still couldn't make the playoffs.

Ty Corbin seems like a nice guy, so I somewhat hate to say this, but the team has consistently gotten worse under his watch... every year... and with no playoffs. The numbers, year in and year out, say a coaching change is needed.

There is no question this young team has talent. They've undoubtedly showed it in spurts. But learning to maintain consistency is crucial at this juncture. And that falls directly back on the coaches... with the buck stopping at the desk of the head coach.

Because of the extra long tenure of coach Sloan, the Millers have developed the trait of being loyal to their coach... probably too loyal. In the business world, when a company is not performing as expected, management changes are made. I believe if Larry was still around, he would recognize that a coaching change is currently necessary for this team to go to the next level. Until then, frustration will continue to prevail.

joe5
South Jordan, UT

I've been wanting a coach for the last two years and my son has been a staunch defender of Ty. To those who are clamoring for a new coach, I'll ask what my son always asks me: Who do you want that is available?

It's an interesting discussion he and I have. I still think Ty needs to go but he doesn't like the guys I propose as replacements. I'd love you guys to provide some good candidates I can take back to my son for the next time we get into this debate.

Utah Valley Guy
Springville, UT

Look at the bright side, if this keeps up, it will be an EASY decision to replace Corbin with Sloan. Sloan invites Malone and Stockton to join him as assistance coaches, and then next year - here come the glory days again!

Tators
Hyrum, UT

@ joe5:

It's hard to determine who all is available for a head NBA coaching job until the hat gets tossed into the ring.

There would probably also be some very good college coaches who would be interested. And considering the youth level of our team, that might not be a bad thing... to have a coach who has proven he relates well to younger players and who has shown he knows how to get the best out of them... as individuals and as a team.

I thought the Jazz made a mistake in not making Jeff Hornecek their head coach, and letting him go to Phoenix instead. He's going to be an impressive coach for the Suns before long. And that is with a team lacking any big names. He's already 1-0 against the Jazz this year.

Blind Zebra
Ogden, UT

For all you Corbin haters:

Let me get this straight, If i'm Hayward or any other free agent and I don't like the coach or think he is the problem with the Jazz losing, then i turn it over and don't play hard and don't score.

Well with that logic I won't get a big contract because my numbers will be down.

Pro athletes play hard night in and night out no matter who the coach is because they want a big payday in the future. I could coach in the NBA.

My pregame speech would be this, "Alright, if you don't want to play hard and lose be my guest, you're only hurting yourself and who wants to sign a lazy NBA player, now go earn that money"

Lets support Corbin and the Jazz, I'm staying the course. Don't be a bandwagon fan.Or the fan who always blames everything on the coach. Go Jazz, I'm a fan for life.

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