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Published: Monday, March 31 2014 10:50 p.m. MDT

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forgetyourself
Layton, UT

All the fans of tanking should be happy right now. I for one am frustrated as a fan. I miss the days athletes doing there best even when they did not go to the play offs. Pride as a team and striving to improve each day should matter to a person getting paid millions of dollars to do so.

Americanvet
Ivins, UT

I'm happy! This is a rebuilding team and will be so for a few years. Winning a few games here at the end of the season may be good for the players attitudes, but we need to bring in some more talent and as everyone knows the draft has a lot of potential this year. Next year we can bring in a few solid free agents, a new coaching staff, and then we can get on with the rebuilding process in earnest. Anyone expecting the Jazz to make the playoffs this year or next had unrealistic expectations. I think some of the younger Jazz fans have grown up just expecting the Jazz to be a contender every year because for about 20 years that was expected. Those days are over for now so you have to adjust to the process. Even the Lakers and Celtics go through the same cycles so don't be too judgmental that this is just a Jazz phenomenon. We will be back, but by reading some of the comments that get posted it will probably happen after the bandwagon fans have given up ( as many already have ).

Unbiased1979
dallas, TX

I'm so glad the milkman(coach corbin)is playing Richard Jefferson and Marvin Williams so much. They are the future of this team! Forget about Favors, Kanter, Evans or Gobert, we are in WIN NOW mode. Slight sarcasm aside, this is such a joke. No question we are rebuilding. So to do that, our young players, Evans and Gobert get 1 minute a peice???? Kanter only gets 25? I really don't get what the front office is thinking.

Mortoon
Idaho Falls, ID

I hear that, like byu-h, the jazz are phasing out their program over the next three years.

Jazz Source
Alpine, UT

This is fairly simple really. The average margin of victory in the NBA is around three points.

This same team was winning some games up until about 3 weeks ago but simultaneously were losing sight of a higher lottery pick.

Now Corbin waits a bit longer to call that time out to stop a run. He has actually tightened his rotation which has clearly resulted in more losing. Jeremy Evans (second highest PER on team) is seeing his minutes disappear??

It pretty obvious the Jazz do not intend to "waste" the losing we have all had to endure by accumulating a few worthless wins at this point in the season.

The players are still trying but when your coach is making decisions like I listed above it is hard to stay motivated/give 100% every game.

Clearly we don't have a "#1" talent on this team so we have to play the game to have a shot in the lottery.

This process is very foreign to us Jazz fans but nonetheless necessary because John/Karl are not coming back and you are not picking up Durrant, CP3, or LeBron in free agency.

Embrace it!!

Iowa Jazz Fan 2
Cedar Rapids, IA

Hayward: "For whatever reason, we were not picking up on the ways they were defending our plays".

Isn't that part of the coaching staff's business? Isn't that part of what timeouts are for? The players are not understanding the defense being thrown at them; the coach calls a timeout and tells them "Look, here's what the defense is doing! And here's what you should be doing to counteract that!"

More discouraging is that the season is 95% over and the team is still not understanding, still making so many mistakes on both offense and defense.

pocyUte
Pocatello, ID

Just keep losing, pride don't equal draft picks, and the Jazz need the best one they can get.

I do think that Corbin will be replaced. I hope the 3 top picks for the Jazz are George Karl, Lionel Hollins, or Stan Van Gundy. This team is too young to have a coach who is cutting his teeth as well.

We need a franchise player, and this is the draft to pick one up.

Go ping pong balls!!

Richie
Saint George, UT

pocyUte, I love you but you made one mistake. Corbin didn't have any teeth to begin with and Jazz management best get rid of Williams, Jefferson, Rush, Biedrens and Lucas. They should make the coaching change ASAP.

Hugh G. Hater
Swat Lake City, UT

Rebuilding is not letting young talent rot.

A high draft pick will cure little of this team's ills.

Americanvet
Ivins, UT

@Hugh
I don't see talent that is rotting. In fact I see some great talent that needs some coaching on defense, setting screens and some basic fundamentals. I believe Favors and Burks are potential all stars. Kanter is a great rebounder and scorer but couldn't defend my grandma, but good coaching can fix that. Hayward is a big question mark but this season was really for figuring out what we have. I think Trey will grow into the point guard position but he's a bit of a question mark right now too, but just a rookie. Remember we have Raul Neto coming next year that looks like he could make everyone else better with his pass first mentality. Add in a great new rookie, and free agents with all the cap space we have and this team can really start to improve. Probably still not a playoff team next year but rebuilding can take a few years. It will be interesting to see what develops with Hayward in the off season.

pocyUte
Pocatello, ID

Richie

I think that is a given as well. It should be an exciting offseason

Richie
Saint George, UT

The scary part is about Corbin. He thinks that he will return and bring a couple of the veteran
losers with him. Its time for Greg MILLER to grow some hair on his chest.

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