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Published: Monday, March 17 2014 7:15 p.m. MDT

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Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

Just what we like to see. Now lets go get Wiggins and Hornacek!

play by the rules
SOUTH JORDAN, UT

or Parker or Emblid.

Elcapitan
Ivins, UT

A disaster for the Jazz. It shows how much distance we have to go to compete and rebuild. Rebuilding this team, or attempting to, might be more than we can chew to survive for our fans. The height and physical strenth, along with the skill that Houston shows was manifest tonight to prove to us that we have to make major changes in our strtegy and organization. The fact that Houston;s Rookie Jones practically, by himself, handed us our worst defeat in history.

Watching this game was depressing. I have had enough.

Elcapitan
Ivins, UT

I wonder what Jerry is really thinking about the Jazz Organization at this point. We do not know how to rebuild. Why should we even be doing this. Many of our old team mates are defeating us almost single handed. Some of our guys look really good at times, until they get in a tussel with a first rate team like Houston or san Antonio. We need a coach who can inspire as well as discipline our efforts. Houstons Jones is impressive, even as a Rookie. He ate our lunch and handed us a defeat all by himself. Now that has to reflect on our front Office as well as our coaching staff.

DH48
West Jordan, UT

Rebuilding is rebuilding people. A new building does not appear in a day. It takes time and it is not accomplished during a season. I think the team is frustrated, tired of losing and probably anxious to bring this season to a close. At this point the more they lose the better as they seek to get the highest draft pick possible.

It's only a game. Don't worry about it. One bad year in a rebuilding process is meaningless. In a couple of more years, if no progress is made, then the fans have a right to call for some serious change but for this year this is nothing surprising.

Wasatch Al
South Jordan, UT

Are they still playing? I thought the season ended last month.

Concinnity
Tooele, UT

We've seen this team actually play really good basketball at times... sometimes upper tier level type basketball. But the fact that they are so inconsistent says something not so good about the current coaching staff. It's the coach's job to bring out the best in his players and do it on a consistent basis. That simply isn't happening.

And to think the Millers had the likely "NBA Coach of the Year" (Jeff Hornacek) in the palm of their hand (on the Jazz payroll) and then let the Phoenix Suns owners steal him out from under their noses is both embarrassing and frustrating.

Jeff has taken a team much worse than the Jazz were last year and made them a playoff contender in a single season... while the Jazz continue getting worse year after year.

Jeff's jersey hangs from the Jazz rafters. He was part of the last team to take the Jazz to the NBA finals. He's articulate and basketball savvy. And he was right there for the taking, when it was totally obvious a coaching change was sorely needed (and still is). A monumental blunder on the part of Jazz upper management.

Unbiased1979
dallas, TX

If the Jazz want to rebuild, great, I don't mind losing. The problem I have is our young players are spending way too much time on the bench. Kanter and Burks should be playing at least 36 minutes a game. We should not playing to win games right now, we should be playing to develop players. Jazz brass needs to either force Corbin to do that or fire him.

Richie
Saint George, UT

Was that a D league team I saw plying Houston. Would someone with some money please buy the Jazz and fire their whole management team.

fortydam
OREM, UT

You kids crack me up. Jeff has a much better group of shooters in Phoenix. Comparing the Jazz with the Suns is preposterous and you know it. Dragic alone is a better player at then any Jazz player. The Morris twins are better too. Frye, much better shooter. Bledsoe, Okafor, all better at this stage of their carrer, and Jeff walked into it! Phil Jackson couldn't make the Jazz better, that's why he only coaches teams that are big franchise hand picked players, Riley was the same. Jerry Sloan couldn't help this bunch, he never ever played rookies with the exception of Matthews. And it took him a half a year to get minutes. Corbin might be the worst rookie coach in history, but I doubt Jeff could have done better. I hope they fire Corbin so some of you can find another reason to blame Hayward for hiding from the ball on offense because his shooting problems followed him from college.Or Burkes playing defense like Stevie Wonder, or any of the wings lack of rotation on defense. A new coach would have brought a new set of plays for these lazy players not to run.

fortydam
OREM, UT

I thought everyone wanted a tank this year for Parker or Wiggens? is it the fact that Corbin got a bunch of rookies to run Sloan's old sets, or is it something much deeper? Maybe if the Jazz were failing under a guy like Jeff, or Miley Cyrus, or even Nathan Forrest it would some how be better. I think Corbin isn't going to get an extension, I don't think anyone would with this same old Jerry ball offense that went out with the zone defense. I wish Jeff the best, I wish the Jazz had seven of his players too.

ouisc
Farmington, UT

I'm so saddened about how little the Utah Jazz have cared about this team and their fans. We knew what this season was going to be like the minute we decided to keep Corbin on for his final season. We already knew his rotations are goofy and his defensive coaching is atrocious. He personally coached last season's team out of the playoffs. This season is playing out just as expected, although wonderful games from RJ and Marvin here and there have given us a few more wins than expected.

We missed an opportunity for this young crew to play for their next coach. One season of development is HUGE in the NBA, a league where key players are now only together for a few years. Corbin sacrificed so much time for our young guys to be playing together: Burks with the starters, Favors and Kanter together, developing Gobert, can Ian Clark play. Burks is the only player who seems to have made significant strides of improvement. RJ and Marvin played well enough to land contracts elsewhere this offseason.

Brio
Alpine, UT

@ fortydam:

How come you aren't yet on the Jazz payroll? I've never read any commenter before who has more answers (or complaints) than yours.

Don't take it so personal that so many other readers aren't such big fans of your obvious buddy, Mr. Corbin. They are naively reacting to the fact that the Jazz have actually gotten worse each and every complete season since Ty Corbin became head coach, regardless of substantial player changes. Unlike you, they don't understand that that simple (but telling) statistic doesn't mean anything.

Unfortunately for your arguments, the rest of us have already seen how the Jazz can play some great basketball, even against upper tier teams, and then turn around shortly afterward to lose badly to some of the worst teams in the NBA.

Anybody who follows any sports at all knows that one of the primary duties of the coaching staff is to get their players (good, bad, young or old) to play the best they can and in a consistent manner. Regardless of your assessment of this team's players, the current coaches have failed miserably in that department... no ifs, ands or buts.

Kakashi
Tokyo, Japan

@fortydam

Okafur is not playing...with regards to Hayward's shooting woes....he shot pretty well his first year at butler...then he got into a slump much like what he is having right now....for me its not a slump...its the shot he takes...in his second year in butler...he was the go to guy of the team...now on his 3rd year in the Jazz...he faced the similar role...i expected this to happen...since i think Hayward is a good 2 or 3 option...Trey Burke...to be honest...a lot of people are impressed with him here...im not that impressed...i would've traded our picks for this year...but would still try to get Raul Neto...the 76ers GM did a tremendous job...and would secure his core of players in 2-3 years...much like what happened in OKC...for us...well...we cant follow the OKC mold...but here's hoping that lindsey has a plan...

fortydam
OREM, UT

Well put Kakashi. Neto Neto Neto. Brio, I'm not a Corbin fan, I just don't think anyone could help this bunch. A different coach, different system, young players, I'm afraid same results. Corbin will be gone, this team will get better, maybe just with age, maybe with new a coach. I'm not on the payroll, but I have been very close to court side with season tickets since the Griff, Ricky, and Dantley days. I watched under or misused talent run through Sloan's system for years. Jerry Sloan became a famous coach because of one player, John Stockton. I think Malone became a great player because of John. I just get frustrated with those whom think this team would be much different under someone else. I think great players make great coaches not the other way around. Utah has a difficult time getting impact players because of the small market.

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