Boylen - no way that will ever happen. Lindsey has got to worry about season
ticket sales and with Boylen those needed Season Ticket holders would bolt ESA
I seriously cannot believe Boylen is still being mentioned! I know Dennis
Lindsey has a thing for Boylen, but are you serious? The only coaching job he
had he got fired within 4 years in the NCAA. Not to mention the Utes were in the
MWC, so not exactly the most competitive conference in the NCAA. I personally
don't buy the notion that you have to do 20 interviews and do your
"diligence". As someone who hires people for a living for nearly 2
decades, you can interview what you consider the top candidates based on your
own criteria. It doesn't mean you have to take 3 months to do it. The
longer this position stays open the worse for the franchise. Yes, we need to
hire the right candidate, but are you serious that the Jazz brass doesn't
know who would be a great coach? As a season ticket holder, it's
disappointing we can't recruit high quality talent and that the Jazz brass
doesn't have more urgency!
The Jazz sit and watch as Kerr gets a coaching job and Van Gundy a staple in the
NBA gets hired by Detroit? and the Jazz are getting ready to begin their search?
Really, how long does it need to take? Get the top prospects in and make your
pitch?I think Dennis is waiting to see if the prospects get fairer,
that has never happened in the NBA draft where the top picks are gone early on
yet I sense that is happening while Dennis sits on the sidelines talking about
the talent pool in the coaching ranks.The coach, who should have
been chosen weeks ago should be going to the Chicago activity so he can see who
he can work with as players, he should be involved in the draft process and he
should be involved with the ongoing contract talks with existing players.The Jazz are going to hire him and hope he does not have any conflicts
with players or front office, in other words they are going to hire a clone of
themselves so as fans we can expect very little to change.
Eee gads! Boylen is being mentioned (yet again) as the top prospect for the
Jazz?As a Ute fan, who is also a Jazz fan, I would not take kindly
to the notion of the Jazz hiring Boylen. I have never forgiven him for the
shambles in which he left the Ute program.Dennis Lindsey needs to
set aside his personal feelings for Boylen and tell him no. There are just too
many fans (like me) who would gag at the hiring of Boylen.
I think there is a bit of gamesmanship here. If not they are incompetent. You
can't seriously expect it takes 3 weeks to simply determine the criteria of
a good coach when you have O'Conner, Sloan, and Lindsey who all have plenty
of experience to know what they already want.I think they are
stalling to see what good coaches may get canned as the playoffs continue.It conceivable that Vogel and/or Scott Brooks get booted if their
respective teams lose in these earlier rounds. It would be regression in terms
of playoff success.Both coaches are dealing with personnel debacles.
Evan Turner trade blew up the Pacers locker room.Scott Brooks has
to deal with the enigma named Russell Westbrook who appears impossible to coach.
Last night was an example. Westbrook is an amazing explosive
athlete that simultaneously at times makes horrendous decisions that destroy
their team. 4th Q and literally 4 out of 5 sequential possessions game within 2
points he literally never passed the ball, dribbled out shot clock, took bad
shots/missed, or turned it over and the lead ballooned to 8. With
insane luck they won anyways.
Still can't believe they are seriously looking at Boylen when he has so
much of a bad rep her in Utah, at least among Ute fans.