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Published: Tuesday, Nov. 12 2013 6:20 p.m. MST

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TerryHaimes
Sturgis, MS

How can you say this about this no playing bunch? Somebody and/or something ain't working.

"The guys are great, man. They're disappointed as we are as a coaching staff; we're disappointed in the losses and disappointed in our performance at times, but we're still working.

"And that's the main thing — that we continue to work and stay together, and hopefully this thing will turn around for us soon. ... It's all part of growing through this process, man."

Queensland Jazz fan
Townsville Australia, 00

Corbin's comments are pathetic... they stand at odds with what is observable: that the players don;t have a clue, that the team has no identity, and that Corbin is not able to inspire change or effort

fortydam
OREM, UT

TerryHaimes, Queensland Jazz fan, do you really think changing coaches would make a difference? Never did Jerry have to run this kind of mess without quality vets and a real good point guard. Corbin isn't a raging swearing white guy, is that the real issue? It's the same offense, Sloan is helping in the shadows.

WHAT NOW?
Saint George, UT

Hope?

Good News...

The Pelicans will be playing their third game on the road in 4 days.

Tonights game will be a back-to-back for the Pelicans.

They have lost two games in a row.

They are a young team trying to find their way.

The JAZZ are coming off a day of rest.

Bad News...

The JAZZ have yet to prove they can make the shot in crunch time.

The pressure to somehow avoid becoming/cementing their reputation as the laughingstock of the NBA is building one game at a time...one loss at a time.

Elcapitan
Ivins, UT

Bring Sloan out of the shadows. This team is uninspired and looking worse. there is no fire in their bellies as a team, just desperation. Their shooting abilities are all but gone. Where is the defense, all the basics seem to be missing.Does one point guard change thisngs all that much. Remember the Oklahoma game when I said to myself, "This team is going to be fun to watch even if they do not win". Now they not fun to watch just a few games later. Can't the front office and coaching staff figure out what has happened? I think the coach is unable to inspire top level play, that is where it all begins in any league.

rvalens2
Burley, ID

"Jazz fan, do you really think changing coaches would make a difference?" fortydam

Absolutely! I feel changing to the "right" coach would make a big difference.

The Jazz need a true "coach," someone who can teach them the right way to play the game. It always amazed me, how someone like Rick Majerus (at the "U") could beat highly talented teams, with a bunch of scrubs most Division I teams would not have recruited.

The game of basketball ain't all about talent. In my opinion, the right coach (Majerus in this case) would have won half of the 8 games. I never ever heard Majerus say:

"We have stretches where we're playing pretty well, (but) we haven't put together a full 48-minute game just yet." Tyrone Corbin

Replace WE with an I and you get:

"I had stretches where I didn't get them to play very well, but I just haven't put together a full 48 minute game just yet."

That is what Rick Majerus would have said. Majerus never once blamed the players for the team's losses, he always blamed himself and gave praise to the players when they won.

RSLfanalways
West Valley, UT

I think losing is fine. We are rebuilding and we will get high draft picks with losing. But I want the team to keep improving. And one way to improve is to get a better coach. The current Jazz coach is not good enough but I do not want Sloan back. But maybe Stockton if he ever wants to be a coach.

Staythecourse
Ogden, UT

Relax Jazz fans, our young core is getting a lot of minutes and experience, we will get Wiggins or Jabari next year, we need to get a couple of good shooters and there you go, a solid 8 to 9 man rotation, which all of them will be under 23 years old, Dennis Lindsey knows what he is doing. I for one have faith in the Jazz Brass.

We have been spoiled with so much success. I can see the whole big picture, i don't know why so many others can't.

Core 4 + Trey Burke + Jabari + 2 good shooters = success

The problem is we only have half of that solution right now (4 of 8 of those components)and people wonder why we are losing. When we get 8 of 8 we will be a force to be reckon with.

I'll watch every game this year either on TV or person and support my team because i see the big picture.

Jazz fans, stop ripping on management, stop ripping on Corbin, lets take our lumps, but lets be excited and optimistic about the future. A championship will happen!!!!

Go Jazz

RSLJAZZBYUUTAH
West Valley, UT

Winless for Wiggins or Parker is what I say.

Tators
Hyrum, UT

@ fortydam:

Seriously? Are you really going to play the race card by bringing up the fact that Corbin is not a white guy? That seems rather pathetic.
Just like in Obama's case, being a black guy should not and does not give you an automatic pass on criticism concerning your job.

The fans advocating for a coaching change (and yes, I'm one of them) have seen the lack of results over the past 3 seasons from Corbin led teams. He had a talented veteran team last year with a number of lottery pick players, and still couldn't make the playoffs. And now that he has a young team, he can't even win a single game.

Regardless of the makeup of his team, a coach has to be able to relate to, inspire and motivate that team. The Jazz don't seem very inspired or motivated to many of us. They've shown they have ability by playing great basketball for short periods of time. But they obviously lack consistency, and that falls back on coaching... or the lack of it.

When a team is winless, they really have nothing to lose by trying a coaching change.

Kakashi
Tokyo, Japan

@fortydam

well...jerry did have a few years with a bunch of nobodies and has beens...and still went on to have a 42-40 record...remember the 03-04 season i think?....

Carlos Arroyo...Matt Harpring Gordan Giricek AK47 Ostertag Collins Stevenson Raul Lopez...tom gugliotta...just to name a few....but...the difference with this team and the team we have now....AK was playing solid ball....harpring and giricek contributing with 16 a game...

the team with the has beens was when we have Danny Manning...Donyell Marshall and John Starks....

UkJazz
W-Ton, Uk

What happened to some Utah Jazz basketball ??

I know our PG's are v poor but man do I miss that extra pass that leads to that simple basket.

I would love to see a bit of that again.....

RoHan
WP, UT

Please! for the love of Pete! cut Lucas! and sign another D-Leaguer!

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