“If the best opportunity that is for me and for my family (is) to continue
to play (with) the Utah Jazz, I would be more than ecstatic to play,”
Jefferson said. This guy has been to the Derek Fisher school of PR.
The lesson involves telling the press and fans whatever he needs to, regardless
of the truth, to attempt to maintain my image.We all know Jefferson
will not be back here so lets stop acting like this matters. Truth be told Alec
Burks should probably be replacing at shooting guard here before long. Despite Jefferson viewing himself as such I really don't think he
is viewed by other teams as some integral sharpshooter they need in order to
contend for a championship. Oh well, Jefferson can dream I guess.
Jefferson's idea to say this wasn't his smartest, but it only confirms
what all of us are thinking.....that he won't be here next year. Ideally
his spot will be filled nicely by Andrew Wiggins. As far as Corbin
is concerned, I don't know what people are expecting from him. I believe it
is the coach's job to put his best team on the floor to try to win every
game. Under that philosophy, Richard Jefferson and Marvin Williams are the guys
to have on the floor, because they have been helping us win games. If Corbin
wants to stick around for another few years, he needs to win. Playing the young
guys will guarantee their development, but not wins for the Jazz. It
would be terribly inappropriate for the front office to tell Corbin how to do
his job. There is no reason to hire a coach if they think they can do it better
than him.Either way, I don't think Corbin will be back next
year....at least I hope not.
The truth is the truth and Jazz management are a very thin skinned bunch and
Corbin isn't a very good coach, especially when it comes to working with
His only mistake was making that comment while in the middle of the season and
still employed by the Jazz. But, com'on man! Didn't Karl Malone go
to the Lakers at the end of hiss career seeking that elusive championship ring?
Jefferson didn't say anything every other player in the NBA who hasn't
won a ring is thinking right now. Next to the NBA sized paycheck, why else does
a highly competitive athlete play the game?
Bench him for 5 games and see how that improves his stock among
"championship contending" teams.
“But we want to make sure we do everything we can to help us be as good as
we can now and focus on this (season) and not anything other than that.” -
Tyrone CorbinStatements like this drive me crazy and are just one of
the reasons I believe Corbin is a poor coach.This season SHOULD NOT
be about "showcasing" the talents of players like Richard Jefferson, who
will be on another team next season. Instead, it should be about developing
players who are the future of the Utah Jazz. It's the same
"misteak" [sic] Corbin made last season when he played Al Jefferson and
Paul Millsap as much as possible, instead of developing the talents of Kanter
and Favors.Here's what Corbin should be saying."We want to win, but we also want to give as much time as possible to the
younger guys so that they can develop into the solid NBA players we believe they
can become."It seems to me that Jazz management and Coach Corbin
need to come to a meeting of the minds, so that they can get on the same page.
It's always in "bad taste" to talk about the next team you're
going to play for when you're still playing for a team who is paying you 11
million dollars this season.Obviously, Richard Jefferson never heard
about all the flack Carlos Boozer received for doing the same thing.
Enough with the Jimmer already. Not enough talent and not enough physical
ability. Kings are the Kings because they don't do anything right. That
includes drafting Jimmer. Let BYU be BYU and the Jazz be the Jazz.
Be glad for this insight. Most players view Utah as only a place to audition
your talent. Please witness the hawks with 3 ex-jazz players starting. Portland
has the right idea, they think Utah is their farm team. He only said what they
So what? He was never in the long term plans anyhow. If he wants to go to
another team, more power to him.
I think what he said in the interview was the truth from him. So RJ don't
back around the corner and make excuses of what you said. I think the players
are required if so to talk to the media for so many minutes a season. So make
your answers simple and plain instead of running off at the mouth. Another thing
Stockton could help these players with. I hope this is the key where they
don't keep him and trade him by the deadline. RJ for Jimmer and Thompson
and pick from the Kings. Kings would like a expiring contract too..
Mr Jefferson will have to work VERY hard to remove his size 13-14 from his
mouth. Perhaps this will open the door for someone who wants to play for the
honor of the team, not for the increase in his bank account!