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Published: Wednesday, April 23 2014 11:33 a.m. MDT

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Draft dumbie
Farmington, UT

I haven't heard many people mention Kevin Ollie in relation to the Jazz coaching opening. If the Jazz aren't going to hire an established head coach and want to hire someone to grow ith the team, his performance in coaching UConn to the NCAA championship in his first year is looking pretty impressive. His UConn team far outperformed expectations, and were very toughmineded, both offensively and defensively. He s a former NBA player, and has had some NBA assistant coaching experience with some high praise from players who he worked with him in those positions. There are plenty of veteran assistants who could be hired to fill in any gaps he may have in experience and expertise. I really like his personna and leadership abilities, which is what I think are important in establishing a culture as a head coach.

Draft dumbie
Farmington, UT

I was wrong about Ollie having some NBA assistant coaching experience. He has only been an assistant coach at UConn, prior to becoming head coach at UConn. However, apparently his last few years in the NBA, he was kind of a "coach in the locker room" and had a big influence on both LeBron James at Cleveland and on the young OKC players--Durant, Westbrook, Hardin and Green. Even though he has a lack of NBA coaching experience, he seems to me like a real up and coming coaching talent who the Jazz should take a serious look at.

Idahotransplant
West Jordan, UT

Correct me if I am wrong but did I not read or hear on the radio that Jerry Sloan and Phil Johnson did not like the situation that Ty Corbin was dealt and the decision to let him go?

What ever the Jazz decide to do, with such young players, familiarity would definately help. My pick would be Hollins. What about a certain Coach at the University Florida?

Henry Drummond
San Jose, CA

I think the Jazz may have a similar problem with attracting coaches that they have with signing free agents. This is a small-market franchise with a long ways to go before being a contender. Therefore some surprising things may happen. The priority list would be as follows:

1. A former NBA Head Coach with a proven track record. This would included such names as Jeff and Stan Van Gundy, Lionel Hollins, and George Karl.

2. A more daring choice with a promising upside. That would include European Coach Ettore Messina, a College Head Coach Fred Hoiberg, or an Assistant looking for his first Head Coaching position anywhere like Mike Longabardi.

3. A "Roll the Dice and hope it doesn't come up Snake Eyes" choice like a once successful Head Coach who has fallen on hard times. This would include the soon to be unemployed Frank Vogel, or anyone the Nets has fired since Deron Williams was traded to them.

4. A "throw caution to the winds" desperation choice like Jim Boylen or Greg Ostertag.

dave22
SOUTH SALT LAKE, UT

I am surprised that Randy Rigby would have any say on a new coach... he is on the radio quite a bit and I have never heard him say anything intelligent about basketball.. now, regarding the new "jumbo-tron" and some of the new food options in the arena, he has done a good job..

Brahmabull
sandy, ut

Please. Just don't hire Boylen.

Kakashi
Tokyo, Japan

my Pick for a coach is Lionel Hollins...he will surely give this team an identity....i would also consider Fred Hoiberg....but just to make things fun...i'll put the name of the greatest player ever...the white mamba...Brian Scalabrine to the mix...

SharpShooter
St. George, UT

We just need to beg Stockton to take the reins...before we lose him some other team down the road like we did with Hornacek.

coleman51
Orem, UT

It is of interest to note that the day that Ty Corbin was released by the Jazz as their head coach that Jeff Hornacek finished a very strong second place as the coach of the year with a number of first place votes. It might serve as a reminder to the Jazz organization of what might have happened if they had made a coaching change last year before Phoenix took Hornacek. Now they are left to find some unknown or some very bad possibilities. I hope that the Jazz will find a coach that will motivate the players and at the same time heal some of the wounds that have been self-inflicted by the organization. The future of the franchise depends on this happening.

bdjedi28
West Jordan, UT

The search should go something like this: Stockton to Malone :)

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