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Published: Tuesday, May 13 2014 10:50 p.m. MDT

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Woodland Hills, UT

We need you John!

Burley, ID

Stockton as the next Jazz coach?

Nice to dream about, but highly unlikely. There's just not much upside (or enough reasons) for Stockton to take over the job.

Keep John as a part-time coach for the Jazz guards. It doesn't take up too much of his time and I'm certain it's something he enjoys.

Jack of trades

So the Jazz are preparing to gauge interest in 20 potential coaching prospects? Preparing? They've been without a coach for nearly a month. Who's running this organization? It seems to me that they should have been gauging interest the minute Corbin was fired. Oh how I miss the great Larry H.

Brave Sir Robin
San Diego, CA

Two things for Jazz fans to think about before you lose total control of your bodily functions over this "news":

1. What evidence is there that Stockton would be a good head coach? Great players don't always (usually?) make great coaches. Stockton has zero head coaching experience at any level - you really think his first job should be head coach in the NBA? Anyone want to remind us what happened when Jason Kidd was a head coach?

2. What makes you think Stockton would take the job anyway? He's not stupid - do you really think he wants to work for this ownership? Talk about setting yourself up to fail...

South Jordan, UT

You realize if you hire Stockton you can't ever fire him.

Dave S
Holladay, UT

Hire Stockton as head coach and Karl Malone as his lead assistant. I can't think of a player in the league that wouldn't want to play and learn under these two. Make it happen Jazz!!


The very first time a Deron Williams or a Raja Bell questioned his authority, Stockton would walk. John knows his basketball; but he would make Jerry Sloan look like a hugger.

Tooele, UT

First off as a huge Jazz Fan I feel the need to point out that Jason Kidd is still currently a head coach and a very successful one so far! He won his very first playoff series and had a very successful season considering he started the season without his starting center! Also we should think of the good job of coaching performed Jeff Hornacek as a new coach also a player. Although he does have coaching experience he is still a good example of how former players can be good coaches as these two individuals have actually proven that former players can become good, if not great head coaches!

Spokane Ute
Spokane, WA

I don't see this happening. John is very involved with his kids sports here in Spokane, and involved with Gonzaga Prep. Big difference between coaching 6th grade AAU and the NBA. I have a lot of respect for John; always says Hi when you see him out in public; just don't aak for an autograph. His book "Assisted" is a great read.

Omaha, NE

Grasping for straws...

West Valley, UT

Brave Sir Robin
San Diego, CA
What happened to Jason Kidd? Well as I see it, he is in the second round of the playoffs right now, yeah they will lose to the Heat, but I say that was pretty good for a first year.

Layton, UT

Not grasping for straws, just a courtesy call.

John Harrison
Sandy, UT

They'd be better off hiring someone that wants to coach and has experience like Mark Madsen. Stockton's coaching pedigree is Frank Layden and Jerry Sloan. Unless John is going to coach a clone of himself and one of Karl I don't know that he'd have the experience to do a great job.


Love Stockton as a player, but has no coaching experience. Nice story for the media to "gin" up interest, but this will never happen.

Roosevelt, UT

Stockton left the NBA and has told nobody he wants to return and run a team.

Karl Malone has done nothing for the team or league since hanging up his sneakers years ago. This past season he was supposed to step up and help the big men on the Jazz. Since Malone was not the head coach he does not have to take responsibilty for Kanters anything goes in the key attitude.

Let old players ride into the sunset, they deserve it. Ask Micheal Jordan how he did as a coach even thuogh his career absoultely eclipsed that of Stockton.

This is newspaper fodder so the fans don't rise up and demand to know why Stan Van Gundy can get hired by a lesser team than the Jazz and the Jazz did not even call him.

Your poor record you blame Corbin for and your inability to get things done Mr. Lindsay is beginning to speak volumes about your talent as a gm.

The Jazz need a coach, at least then someone would be in charge.

Man in Charge
Chihuahua, 00

Shoot me now. They might as well randomly select a Jazz fan to coach this team.

Man in Charge
Chihuahua, 00

I bet the people that think Stockton will be a good coach are the same ones that thought Jimmer would be an All-Star. Jason Kidd had a losing record. If he was coaching in the west they wouldn't have made the playoffs.

Enid, OK

Bring back Jerry Sloan!!!

fan in orem
Orem, UT

I don't think John will be interested, but I like the idea. I can't believe NBA teams who keep hiring coaches who have been fired from three other NBA teams. Why do they think they would do a better job just because they have been a head coach before? We can get Mike Brown. He was just fired for the third time in four years, he's got to be better than any other guy. Any other Van Gundy brothers out there?

Saint George, UT

I loved John Stockton as a player and he might make a very good coach but Jazz management dithers while Rome burns.

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