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.
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.
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
Rick Adleman would be a good choice. He wouldn't "freeze up" in the
playoffs like so many new coaches do.
By the time Lindsey selects a coach only Boylen will be left. Lindsey needs to
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!
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
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.
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
@John WicksFeel free to move on to another team before Lindsey turns
it around and the Jazz are serious contenders. We won't miss you.
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.
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.
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.
Think outside the box: look at rugby coaches.