Utah Jazz: Players react to coaching change

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  • rvalens2 Burley, ID
    Feb. 12, 2011 6:33 p.m.

    It's time to move on folks. It's a done deal and there ain't no going back.

    Jerry is not going to un-retire like so many Pro athletes do. He's a man of his word and I don't see him coaching anybody but maybe a little league team in Illinois.

  • Mont Pugmire Fairview, UT
    Feb. 12, 2011 10:08 a.m.

    I think Karl Malone summed it up best. They have a retro floor, they have retro uniforms. Maybe they should retro their work and just go to work. I am sure the sports writers know more than they are telling. I wish they weren't so afraid of getting off the good graces of the team and tell what they really do know.

  • wazzup Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Feb. 12, 2011 1:01 a.m.

    What incentive do ANY of the NBA players have to perform, stay later for practices, etc?

    NONE! They get paid the same if they win or lose. Practice or lounge around. And they get paid for multiple years.

    How many of their fans get that same luxury? Get paid for just showing up for work?

    That's the problem with the NBA and other professional sports. They get guaranteed money based on 1 or 2 years of above average performance.

  • Elcapitan Ivins, UT
    Feb. 12, 2011 12:43 a.m.

    Phoenix is deep, big, and experienced. they can endure to the end...like LA used to do. just turn up the heat in the second half and beat the Jazz banch without much trouble. We have great talent there, just need some time to develop it. We are however, in need of some sizeable talent. Will Fez ever make it? He could be ominous with the right attitude. Big AL is showing some promise because he lives playing here in Utah and has a winning attitude.

  • Dolly Sandy, UT
    Feb. 11, 2011 6:49 p.m.

    I've had tears and been totally bummed since the announcement yesterday up until now. But as Karl Malone always said, "It is wot it is, now jes' deal wid it." That is on my refrigerator and is the most sensible thing I can think of in this situation. Speculations are only speculations and fun (I guess)to pound out, but they not hard facts. We don't know what has been the reasons to building up to this conclusion, but we can't do anything about it now. Let's move on with optimism. I loved Ty Corbin when he was a Jazz player and followed him through his career when he left. I'm happy they selected him to take this coaching position, also for Scott Layden and (hopefully) Jeff Hornicek and (I also hope) Gordie Chiesa (I love to hear him talk). I hope more people stay on the bandwagon than jump off at this point. They need our support more than ever.

    Go Jazzboys tonight! Stay together and make it happen with Coach Ty Corbin. Life goes on.....

  • yarrlydarb Ogden, UT
    Feb. 11, 2011 6:41 p.m.

    The media loves to stir up stink every chance it gets.

    They have to sell newsprint and air time.

    They question every the honesty of everyone they talk to and it gets pretty sickening.

    It's not news, anymore, guys. You've stirred up all the stink possible.

    Get back to reporting the news, PLEAS!

  • bgl Santa Monica, CA
    Feb. 11, 2011 6:26 p.m.

    Riiiiiiight--spoiled players and a guy calling his own plays--that couldn't have had anything to do with it. And each Jazz player puts a minty gumdrop in his sneaker to help him rebound the golden gumball and magically float it through the orange hope made of braided licorice sticks.

    Yeah--Coach Sloan and Coach Johnson love each player like they are their own little boys and they wanted to quit in midseason so they could enjoy watching them play all the more.

    C'mon Utah--I know you're the land of "stay sweet" and "Niceness in all things" but get real.

  • Osgrath Provo, UT
    Feb. 11, 2011 6:14 p.m.

    Amen, Bugoff. For Sloan to quit because of an argument with a player is so out of character to go far beyond ludicrous. This is a man who has never backed down from anything or anyone in his life. The people who write that D Will forced him out or that Greg Miller pushed him are looking through a very narrow and cynical lens.

  • deseret pete robertson, Wy
    Feb. 11, 2011 6:09 p.m.

    The only excersise some media types get is jumping to conclusions!!!!

  • Andre Kaysville, UT
    Feb. 11, 2011 6:07 p.m.

    I'm pretty sure Jerry Sloan quit because of Kirilenko's hairdo.

  • BBLVR Bountiful, UT
    Feb. 11, 2011 6:00 p.m.

    The NBA is full of over paid punks!

  • Bugoff Houston, TX
    Feb. 11, 2011 4:25 p.m.

    AK summed it up nicely.