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Published: Tuesday, May 6 2014 4:50 p.m. MDT

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AllThatJazz
Alpine, UT

Deseret News beat writer Jody Genessy spoke about Ettore Messina, Jim Boylen and Mike Longabardi as candidates on a recent episode of The Jockularity Show podcast. He had interesting things about evaluating Boylen on his NBA experience rather than his record at Utah.

Esquire
Springville, UT

It seems to me that they should get to it. Time is not standing still, and it's not like they didn't know they were going to make the change.

Mkithpen
Sandy, UT

Now is not the time for new age thinking - look what it did for the jazz the last time around. Jerry, please save this sinking ship before Gail decides to sell.

Sneaky Jimmy
Bay Area, CA

Rick Adleman would be a good choice. He wouldn't "freeze up" in the playoffs like so many new coaches do.

John Wicks
Salt Lake City, UT

By the time Lindsey selects a coach only Boylen will be left. Lindsey needs to go Greg.

Mkithpen
Sandy, UT

Sneaky Jim - good suggestion. Rick is hard nosed like Jerry. With Rick on the bench and Jerry helping in the front office maybe the ship could be righted, although I would rather see Jerry on the bench!!. The team was a passion for Larry, but if it doesn't make financial sense don't be surprised to see Gail say good bye to the Jazz and ESA. She is a tougher business person than LHM was and he was great!

Henry Drummond
San Jose, CA

I have a horrible feeling that Jim Boylen may be best candidate who will actually come to work for a small-market team like the Jazz. The question is, "will Utah fans give him a second chance?"

Any thoughts on that?

Bearone
Monroe, UT

Maybe we should considet Mark Jackson if GS lets him go. I thought he did well with them this past year when they weren't supposed to do well.

Empyrean
Logan, UT

Two previous comments need addressing...

First of all, talk of letting Lindsey go at this point is simply silly. He's been here just short time and has not yet had time to implement his plans or overall strategy. He could still possibly be the best in the entire league. It will take more time to determine.

Secondly, enough comments on previous articles makes it crystal clear that (fair or not) Boylen would not be accepted well by the general basketball public here in Utah. Their only dealings with him have not been positive. He would certainly not be given any benefit of the doubt as most other potential candidates would. That's not to say he wouldn't be the best choice. He's currently being groomed by the NBA's best.

I would suggest Jazz management not look at the commonalities of all NBA coaches. The average lifespan of NBA coaching careers is short. They get turned over a lot. Instead, find the common denominators of the most successful NBA coaches and seek only candidates with those characteristics.

At the very least, hire someone who is a proven winner and who can relate to young players.

ji bae
Saint George, UT

@John Wicks

Feel free to move on to another team before Lindsey turns it around and the Jazz are serious contenders. We won't miss you.

Justmythoughts
Provo, UT

If it is Jim Boylen I will never watch another Jazz game again. The Jazz management can't be that stupid? I say pick up Mark Jackson, he did well at Golden State.

TerryHaimes
Sturgis, MS

Adelman is just about the last person the Jazz need. Anyway the coach is picked. Lindsey will let us know who it is when he gets around to it.

AltaHawkFan
Sandy, UT

Guys .. get a grip on reality. Jerry is not coming back as HC. He's 72 years old. It would be tough on him to put up with the grind of NBA travel and games. He's in a good position to help the Jazz right now.

Not sure why anyone would want the Millers to let Lindsey go. He only put together the best draft the Jazz have had in years last year. Personally, I'm excited to see what he can do with this team.

Don't expect Boylen, Mark Jackson, or Adleman to get the Jazz HC job.

Riverton Cougar
Riverton, UT

Think outside the box: look at rugby coaches.

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