Utah Jazz trying to adjust to life without Sloan

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  • ed Los Olivos, CA
    Feb. 14, 2011 4:57 p.m.

    Sneaky Jimmy:
    You said it all.

  • Sokol Las Vegas, NM
    Feb. 14, 2011 12:32 p.m.

    Corbins comments are alot more understandable, straight forward...the guy has to be respected since several teams courted him as a head coach.
    But when the ship sinks, Sheriff Malone is ready to deliver 'old school' justice to these panty waists aka the Washington Generals aka the Utah Jazz.

  • Sneaky Jimmy Oak Town, CA
    Feb. 14, 2011 9:40 a.m.

    One can learn all they need to know about how the Jazz will do in the future by counting the number of between- the-legs backward passes and muffed "alley-oops" in the fourth quarter of the PHX game. I counted 2 of each. New circus same clowns.

  • ouisc Farmington, UT
    Feb. 13, 2011 9:01 p.m.

    I have to admit, I feel for Sloan. If there was anyone out there to help young players learn grit defense, it's Jerry Sloan. However, when the Utah Jazz draft players who aren't very good fits in the well-established, successful offense, and aren't quick enough or motivated enough to make defense the priority, it has to make a coach wonder how many times he wants to pound his head into a wall. None of our needs were addressed via free agency, either.

    I hope the Utah Jazz players feel disgusted with themselves. The team with one of the highest payrolls in the league are worried about their motivation and the style of play. Their selfishness led to the early retirement of a great man, and a great coach.

    The Utah Jazz have won less than half of their last 35 games. There are some games they gave 48 minutes of effort. Most, not. Most of these games showed lack of concentration, lack of desire. The current Utah Jazz has a poor ethic we're not used to seeing. I imagine Jerry Sloan is in shock about the poor ethic as well.

    God bless, Coach Sloan.

  • Bugoff Houston, TX
    Feb. 13, 2011 8:33 p.m.

    IF Corbin can fix the Pick and Roll Defense and also get enough outside shooting that will allow the Jazz to make the playoffs.

    If he can get the Jazz system to make the right moves while AJ has the ball they could contend.

    The Jazz are 8+ mill in the lux tax. I am not sure if Millers can afford a shooter but they really need to trade for a Korver type badly. OR Hayward has to step up and shoot at least as good as Mathews.

    Bell will come around and DWill can play more SG but his shooting wrist is a problem.

    The Jazz are beat up and tired. Playing Hayward and Evans more is necessary but it may pay dividends if the Jazz can get to the playoffs.

    Fes needs intense work on FTs and learning a couple new offensive moves. Corbin should force him to it NOW.

    The biggest problems are the defense, getting/keeping AK healthy, getting "a few" of the fans off of DWill. And fixing the offense so both AJ and Millsap have great nights together.

    If the inside game works (including rebounding) and the outside game complements the Jazz win.

  • Bugoff Houston, TX
    Feb. 13, 2011 8:22 p.m.

    Sloan was a very good coach but he was not good at every aspect of the game. Corbin brings many of Sloan's strengths but he also fixes "some" of Sloan's weaknesses.

    If Corbin can build on Sloan's system he adds to Jerry's legacy and helps to keep it current.

    I am looking forward to the adjustments that Corbin makes.

    I understand many Sloan loyalists are upset about the abrupt change. It is hard for them to buy the idea that Sloan actually decided to retire (quit) in the middle of the season.

    On the other hand I think Sloan realized he had taken the franchise as far as he could and it would be better to hand it to Johnson for the rest of the season as a favor to Johnson.

    Johnson surprised everyone and decided to hand things off to Corbin. Sloan and Johnson gave a tremendous gift to Corbin.

    Yes it is a difficult situation but IF everyone will calm down, Corbin will work thru the problems by next year. He may even fix enough by the playoff to contend.

    When healthy and running the system well this team can contend.

  • Captain L Provo, UT
    Feb. 13, 2011 7:01 p.m.

    Bugoff: I agree, DWill isn't the reason Sloan retired.
    It may take some time but Corbin will make some changes and I think they will be good changes.
    Even in the first game he played some of the young players more and I think he will try to develop the young talent more so than Sloan did.
    He likes CJ and hopefully he can get CJ to play harder and become more consistent.
    Hopefully Corbin will have more one on one meetings with his players to communicate better what he needs them to do. I don't think Sloan did a very good job of that.

  • Ak Fan Hamburg, GE
    Feb. 13, 2011 5:56 p.m.

    I don't understand some posters. Jerry left because he felt his system isn't producing and loosing locker room. He quit before it gets ugly. Resigning was Jerrys sole decision. Last game with Bulls Jazz could win easily if AK stayed. Jazz need 2 shooting guard and limit Al's touch, run deferent offensive sets for everybody. Al isn't Boozer no where near Malone.
    Screen cuts layups this is Jazz style don't rely on jumpshots only.

  • CWEB Orem, UT
    Feb. 13, 2011 4:42 p.m.

    Just the same as when Carl and John left...

    The JAZZ are done...probably were done when Larry died.

  • Observation-ist Ogden, UT
    Feb. 13, 2011 4:12 p.m.

    The Jazz took a giant step BACKWARDS last week. Jerry had finally had enough of trying to cajole this new generation of spoiled athlete.

    Nothing's changed. Oh, sure, Ty Corbin is now the "head" coach and we hope that somehow that changes things. It does until the first time Ty's way of doing things clashes with Coach Williams and then what? Jazz management has stood firmly on the sidelines and let Deron establish himself as the 'leader' ... er ... Coach. It's about time Deron man up and admit that his push for things to be done his way contributed to(not controlled) Jerry's departure.

    The Jazz have become just like everyother franchise (minus San Antonio) where the star players run the show. Just try and convince me that Erik Spoelstra really runs the LeBron, D-Wade show in Miami. I'd laugh at your attempt.

    It's Deron's team now. He'd better hope he likes what he wanted. He wanted it his way. Now he's got it. Good Luck Deron. My condolences Ty.

  • Bugoff Houston, TX
    Feb. 13, 2011 2:08 p.m.

    You clowns need to get a grip. Sloan quit for his own reasons.

    Millers would NEVER Kick Sloan out at mid season. It would be a disaster for them. They would sacrifice a season and then hold a press conference at the end of the season saying they reluctantly accepted Sloan's retirement, but NEVER in the middle of the season with no notice.

    Worst case they would have indicated this was Sloan's last season and stuck with him thru June.

    You all need to get off of DWill. He does not have the power to get Sloan fired. The Millers are very aware DWill may leave for a better team no matter who is coaching. They would like to keep him but if they have to they will find a replacement.

    DWill has a hurt shooting wrist. He has played hurt in the past and is less of a prima donna than you clowns who keep ragging on him. Ditto for the rest of the players.

    You have no idea how much effort and guts it takes to stay in game shape and take the physical abuse that comes with the game.

    Get off of the players.

  • game on Centerville, UT
    Feb. 13, 2011 1:09 p.m.

    We need to get rid of Williams in order to move forward. He isn't a leader and Ty will need help from the inside to turn it around, Larry H would have stepped in-between them, Jr. Hasn't a clue, not an athlete, not a businessman. Just along for the ride, until the wheel cones off.

  • Basketballogy Orem, UT
    Feb. 13, 2011 11:53 a.m.

    Jerry Sloan resigned as head coach of the Utah Jazz because hes smart smart enough to know that a bulldog with no teeth has too much in common with a scapegoat.

    In Larry Millers day, players either had to shape up or ship out, and Larry stood by Sloan.

    Not so today.

    The Miller family, so afraid their pouty point guard might be too unhappy as his contract expires, have let Derron Williams show up Coach Sloan again and again with IMPUNITY.

    Derron Williams and the Miller family didn't force Jerry out, they just let Sloan know over these last months that this is no longer his team.

    Jerry got the hint and resigned.

    Has it dawned on anyone that Phil Jackson uses a 70 year old offensive system invented by Kansas State in the 1940s?

    If the famously headstrong likes of Michael Jordan, Shaquille ONeal, Dennis Rodman, Kobe Bryant and KARL MALONE could conform to that antiquated, triple post, triangle offense, who is Derron Williams to whine about Jerry Sloan?

    With Sloan retired and Jackson retiring, they leave a generation who never figured out the difference between old school, and timeless.

  • oldasdirt Grantsville, UT
    Feb. 13, 2011 11:28 a.m.

    It always easier to talk and communicate with the person not in charge. We all want empowerment in our jobs and life the problem occurs when things go wrong. It good to see the Jazz players take some responsibility for their performance. To often it goes like this...success has many father/mothers, failure is an orphan. Good luck Tyrone you appear to be the right person at the right time. Do not let your big heart get your butt in trouble, you are more important than any player.

  • sputterish Rexburg, ID
    Feb. 13, 2011 10:51 a.m.

    The mega-millions always in the (comfortable) spotlight getting praise and adoration does make these guys less "workable." I don't think it was Sloan who got the picks for us though, that would be Keven O'Connor. By far his best picks have been the more humble, not quite as highly paid types: John Stockton, of course, Wesley Matthews, Millsap (in the beginning, though I think he stays pretty solid even now), Harpring, Okur . . . . If there were a way to just move around in magic time machine and pick up our best attitude players, I'd say: Mo Williams, Al Jeffers, Ronnie Brewer, Wesley Matthews, Sundiata Gaines, Matt Harpring, Memo, Raja Bell . . . Doesn't sound like the team of the century on paper, but I bet we'd win a championship before the Heat-threesome does. Oh, and Jerry Sloan.

  • nothegame Saratoga Springs, UT
    Feb. 13, 2011 9:00 a.m.

    I feel bad for everyone involved. Pull on your boots and go to work. You can and will get out of it. Time to move on. Its over now. Dwill needs are support now.

  • louisiana jazz man Dubach, LA
    Feb. 13, 2011 7:46 a.m.

    the reason i started watching the jazz about 3 years ago wasen't because of williams or boz with their cocky little koby attitude but because of millsap who brought it every night had a good attitude got paid nothing compared to the rest of them. he still bring;s it more than the rest but starting to rub off on him i belive. william's attitude is rubbing off on the rest got rid of one problem time to clean house find some men who wan't to work. that's why sloan got second round pick's little more hungry showed up every night could trade william's kirlinko cj for a whole team of players who want to work. if there is anmy

  • louisiana jazz man Dubach, LA
    Feb. 13, 2011 7:37 a.m.

    he diden't mind the spot light as he was talking to the media last couple of month's talking about the systeam and film. now he is more comfortable talking to corbin than sloan. that's what it's all about as you make 15 mil this year how comfortable you are. i ain't very comfortable watching all of you putting out 0 effert every night and losing. time for you and your team mates who for some reason are playing like you to not feel so comfortable put out a little effert. if any one of you worked for me you would have been fired about 2 month's ago. people who work for me work 8 hours a day 52 week's a year. work their butt's off and get paid 30'000 a year. you work a few month's a year get 15 mil and don't put out much effert on alot of them

  • bgl Santa Monica, CA
    Feb. 13, 2011 1:07 a.m.

    Careful, Ty--In that picture it looks like you might be yelling and a tiny bit frustrated. Tsk tsk--tread lightly my friend. Todays player can only be yelled at with generous scoops of love, headbands and only if you compensate by allowing them to listen to their ipods. Haven't you heard? It's a new world in the NBA.