It's not Boylen's X's and O's or knowledge of the game
people are questioning. It's his emotional IQ. Public meltdown's on
the air do not lead to feelings of confidence and trust.
As a Ute fan, I don't love Boylen's results.That said, I
firmly believe that he did everything that he felt necessary to succeed at Utah.
He gave his all to the Utes, and I respect that. He would be
welcome in my home, and he's a great guy. I also think
he'll be successful as an NBA Head Coach. I just don't think that the
Jazz should be the team to give him a shot. It would be tough for the franchise
and tough for Coach B.I'm honestly glad to see that he has
landed on his feet.
Jim Boylen has an impressive resume as an assistant coach, but it takes a
different skill set to be a Head Coach than an assistant. Those he worked with
at Utah are not the only ones who wonder if he has those skills. I don't
think Jim has ever been a finalist in any NBA Head Coaching position. Apparently
others are wary as well.Jim did some good things at the "U"
but there were always concerns as well. Certainly going into a full meltdown
after a loss is not a good sign. Loosing the confidence of top players
doesn't bode well either. If Dennis Lindsey is floating a trial
balloon by initiating these rumors, he should have his answer now. The balloon
got shot down before it got two feet off the ground.
The experts said Corbin was a great guy and a good coach, especially the media.
I hope the Jazz management is smarter then we are and don't read the
papers when it comes to selecting a new coach. Otherwise the Energy Solutions
Arena is going to be a sea of empty green seats.
Go for Lionel Hollins. he helped memphis (a small market team with 2 solid big
men) have the best year in their franchise history before he was let go. I
think he could make things work out here.
Say it isn't so. I could not bear the thought of having to watch the Panic,
screaming and tantrums of coach Boylen.. I had enough of that watching the Ute
games. IMO hire Alex Jensen =-- he is a coaches coach and has learned from
the best . He has what it takes as COY in the expansion league and isn't a
flake and bridesmaids like the Van Gundys.
@Uteanymous "but the coach k on the hill would jump at the chance to
coach in the NBA." If that's the case then how do you
explain, not only the fact that he just signed a new 5 year contract to coach
the Utes, but also told ESPN 700 that he preferred coaching at the collegiate
level?“I truly believe this is where it’s at,” he
said. “And this makes an awful lot of sense for me and my family.”
@GeneralHire coach K from u or duke? If you are saying coach in
blue, will Jarbari Parker going to come to Jazz? Well, that is a good questin
where in the power ball the Jazz going to get.Bolen may be a nice
guy but not tough enough to be like Jerry Sloan. Sorry, I say no, don't
Magna Ute FaIt's doubtful that the real Coach K would be
interested, but the coach k on the hill would jump at the chance to coach in the
General- If you mean Coach Krzyzewski, by all means hire him. If you mean our
Coach K, he's taken.
Hire coach K!
The Jazz need to slow down a little. After the events of the past two days, Doc
Rivers could very easily be on the market next week. He's a coach worth
As the Jazz approach what will be two decisions towards a new beginning...To recycle Boylen, allowing him to be the Jazz new beginnings HC
is...a stroke of genius.I can't wait to see this
stroke of genius duplicated by an equally amazing draft pick. Go
Sorenson is spot on.I really liked the Boylen hire when he came to
Utah. I don't lay the dumpster fire that Utah basketball became completely
at his feet, Giac had a big hand in that. Boylen always struck me as a stand up
guy who really cared about the program and the players, I just think there is
too much baggage in Utah for him.