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Published: Thursday, May 22 2014 1:40 p.m. MDT

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SportzzFan
HERRIMAN, UT

If the Jazz hire Jim Boylen I won't renew the season tickets I don't have.

Brio
Alpine, UT

You've got to be kidding me. This guy has an overall losing record for his 20 year career and got fired from his last head coaching job. Sounds eerily similar to the coach the Jazz just gave up.

What makes this ironic is a Jazz employee (Jeff Hornacek) replaced this guy at Phoenix after he was fired there a year ago. That makes a lot of sense to have given up a coach that is proving himself to be a real winner (Jeff was recently 2nd in voting for NBA Coach of the Year) in return for one that has a losing career record. I seriously doubt Jazz management is that dumb. Or at least I certainly hope not!

Messina, the coaching legend from European league basketball (where many current NBA players came from) is still available. He's won three-quarters of over a thousand games as a head coached and currently has 12 ongoing league championships in a row. He's as proven of a winner as they come... literally. He's a defensive specialist and a true guru of basketball x's and o's. Without question, Lindsey should get him under contract ASAP.

Richie
Saint George, UT

I am beginning to think jazz management is a brick short of a full load. Messina would be a great pick but Lindsey wants Corbin II.

Kakashi
Tokyo, Japan

you guys know...that this is only an interview right....they did mention they will probably talk to about 20 head coaches...this is just number 2....so relax....im praying...the Jazz get Lionel Hollins before its too late...

Live-In-AZ
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Having personally lived through the Alvin Gentry era in Phoenix, Jazz management would be crazy to hire this guy! Defense??? Gentry doesn't even know the meaning of the word.

Messina please! Hollins, you bet! Gentry, well ... I got 4 million people in the Valley of the Sun who'd all say no way.

Jazz management let Jeff Hornacek walk last year when they should have committed to him long-term. Jazz 0, Suns 1.

Just my humble opinion but the only real decent personnel move O'Conner ever made was the D'Will trade, and in that one he should have gotten him out of their before Sloan said enough was enough. Lindsey, O'Conner - nothing for Millsap and Jefferson - really?

Having followed the Jazz for years I wish Larry, Frank and Jerry were still calling the shots.

nativej
Orem, UT

Sounded like Jerry Sloan was willing to give coaching another try. A guy like him would be great at getting more out of the talent they have. Then getting a better guard line through the draft, especially with better perimeter shooters, the Jazz might be a contender once again.

pocyUte
Pocatello, ID

Kakashi is 100% spot on

The team can interview 6 billion people for all I care, so long as they pick a good coach.

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