Utah Sports Ruckus: The future of the Jazz rests on Larry Krystkowiak, Eric Murdock and the No. 14


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  • Henry Drummond San Jose, CA
    April 19, 2014 6:06 p.m.

    I should know better than to read an article that says "for the Deseret News." I'm not sure what that designation officially means, but they all seem to be like this one.

  • starthillnotnelson Kamas/United States, UT
    April 15, 2014 6:35 p.m.

    Stringer Bell
    Actually, Dave Rose was mentioned as a candidate for the Oklahoma Job a few years ago. Also, there were other jobs that he was offered that were not revealed to the public. Coack K will probably receive the same offers.

  • Stringer Bell Henderson, NV
    April 15, 2014 11:36 a.m.

    Duckhunter "There's a reason krystkowiak is coaching at utah, and it isn't because he is destined to be an NBA coach. To the contrary it is because he isn't NBA coach material."

    Have you EVER heard coach Rose mentioned for ANY job? Didn't think so. I don't ever want to see Coach K leave but you shouldn't underestimate his coaching abilities.

  • Mormon Ute Kaysville, UT
    April 15, 2014 8:57 a.m.

    Wow, Nate is stretching a lot to make these connections. I don't see this happening. Coach K just signed and extension designed to keep him with the Utes for at least a few more years. I'm sure the Jazz could offer him more money, but I think he likes what he's doing at Utah and will stick it out.

  • nosaerfoecioveht NSL, UT
    April 14, 2014 10:51 p.m.

    What did I just read?

  • SoonerUte Salt Lake City, UT
    April 14, 2014 10:21 p.m.

    Props to a local radio station for pointing out how this fairytale doesn't make any sense. If a "curse" befell the Jazz when Eric Murdock left the organization, then Eric Murdock is the one who must return to set things right.

  • BYU Fan in DC Washington, DC
    April 14, 2014 7:07 p.m.

    Ridiculous article. No way in this world will Krysto be coaching Utah Jazz. This article should have been scrapped before anyone dared submit it. Do you not realize that the Jazz share allegiance to the coach they hire? Corbin will get them out of this mess, just like Frank Layden did.

  • I<3tennis Sandy, UT
    April 14, 2014 6:10 p.m.

    Ha ha that was a great, entertaining article. It's funny how people get so serious about things. Learn to laugh people!!!

  • AFCoug Colorado Springs, CO
    April 14, 2014 3:06 p.m.

    That was dumb. Utah suffers many of the same issues the Jazz do. Why would they hire him?

  • jamsenior SANTAQUIN, UT
    April 14, 2014 2:03 p.m.

    Nice piece of fiction. Grade F! While Ty has faults every one forgets the circumstances he has been forced to deal with. That's sad and bothersome at the attitude of Jazz fans. Much of the blame belongs to upper management! Lindsey made up this roster looking to the future ignoring the need for veteran leadership and continuity Paul Milsap could have provided! Milsap has improved every year in his career. He was sorely missed this year. These young guys were not ready for leadership roles. Gordon Haywood was a disappointment as a leader because he was asked to carry too much. Milsap would have lessened those burdens for Haywood. Lindsey is responsible for the season but Ty will get the blame!

  • motorbike Cottonwood Heights, UT
    April 14, 2014 12:57 p.m.

    Coach Krystko's coaching philosophies would certainly translate to the pro game, but I hope he settles in at the U of U and doesn't look too seriously at leaving for the NBA again in the future. My guess is his name will pop up in relation to several coaching searches, college and pro, following the 2014-15 season.

  • Farmhand20 Vernal, UT
    April 14, 2014 12:56 p.m.

    Give Kevin Ollie a call. He has a degree in Communications, and these players could use someone who can communicate, plus knows how to win. Corbin went to school for Computer Science. So if the Jazz want to keep him with the franchise, put him in front of a computer and let him keep score. Just don't make him an analyst, no one could understand what he is saying anyway.

  • JoCo Ute Grants Pass, OR
    April 14, 2014 11:49 a.m.

    That was a fun story. But April 1st was 13 days ago.

  • TerryHaimes Sturgis, MS
    April 14, 2014 11:35 a.m.

    Sounds good to me. The Jazz need a change and a little supernatural help won't hurt.

  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    April 14, 2014 11:17 a.m.

    There's a reason krystkowiak is coaching at utah, and it isn't because he is destined to be an NBA coach. To the contrary it is because he isn't NBA coach material.

  • rvalens2 Burley, ID
    April 14, 2014 11:00 a.m.

    I believe Larry Krystkowiak would be a good coach for the Jazz. Would he be the best choice? That I do not know, it really depends on who else is available.

    The Utah connections, however, are undeniable with Johnnie Bryant and Alex Jensen whom I would keep, the rest ... probably gone.

  • rvalens2 Burley, ID
    April 14, 2014 10:55 a.m.

    "Murdock was his Princess Buttercup, and he would gladly have braved a fire swamp, stormed a castle or fought a six-fingered man for him." - Nate Gagon

    Thanks for the funny reference to the movie "Princess Bride."

    April 14, 2014 10:18 a.m.

    That's 5 minutes I won't be getting back.