Brad Rock: Jazz become the team that nobody knows

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  • JazzFanMontana Hamilton, MT
    April 11, 2011 10:05 a.m.

    What we really need is a couple super stars on the humble side like John and Karl were. They didn't care about the spotlight. They just wanted to win and they worked their buts off. I see Hayward as that guy in the future. Millsap may not be elite but he fits the humble tag. So does Big Al and possibly Favors. Favors is still young and the hype has not got to him yet so we will have to wait on that one but I have a feeling he will be fine. Also, Harris was an all star and has a great head on his shoulders. We have some really good players and 2 maybe 3 will become all stars. Hopefully they can keep their heads on straight when it happens.

    Only time will tell, but I am loving what the Jazz are putting together. Can't wait for the draft and next season, if there is a next season.

  • JFFR Salt Lake City, UT
    April 11, 2011 9:13 a.m.

    Nice to know you actually watch a game every now and then Brad...

  • Kakashi Tokyo, Japan
    April 10, 2011 6:33 p.m.


    Two words...Denver Nuggets...there isnt an All-star there...and after the Melo trade...they just got i'd agree with redcliffs...sometimes a team having the same mindset...and not worrying about stats and individual accolades...would be a better team...than a team led by a trio of stars...

  • hedgehog Ann Arbor, MI
    April 10, 2011 3:45 p.m.

    "Uh...weren't newspapers in Utah supposed to promote the Jazz, and not make of them?"

    No. Except for the Dnews, which is contractually obligated to promote BYU and discredit everthing that threatens the University, newspapers are around to be objective.

  • Old Timer the boonies, mexico
    April 10, 2011 2:28 p.m.

    Don't worry fans it is only going to be a year or two until this team will definetly be recognized by the media, other teams and as a matter of fact may be feared!

  • Dick of the NW Bainbridge Island, Washington
    April 10, 2011 2:22 p.m.

    Hey Folks, remember the draft of John Stockton was booed. Who knew Malone from LA? It will take time for the face of the Jazz to evolve. With all the changes the Jazz have been through, it reminds me of the Frank Layden days of the Jazz; "When does the game start? How soon can you be here?" Given time and work, this young talented team will return to the playoffs within two years if not next year. It will be fun just to watch the change in the roster and the draft. It will be a challenge for Coach Corbin to merge all the pieces together but he and his staff are very capable of getting it done. This phase of "superstar" collection is just that a phase which too will pass. Look how good the Jazz have been since being in Utah. They have never been through the droughts that some teams have. We fans have been spoiled by their success. Go Jazz!

  • Penguin Inc. Salt Lake City, Utah
    April 10, 2011 12:39 p.m.

    Uh...weren't newspapers in Utah supposed to promote the Jazz, and not make of them? Very funny, Rock. I'm sure you've made the players' day with your efforts.

  • redcliffs Ivins, Utah
    April 10, 2011 10:30 a.m.

    The Jazz have been lucky in the past having some super stars on the team. Stockton and Malone gave the Jazz everything for a lot of years and for whatever reason stayed in Utah. I'm afraid those days are gone and in fact we saw the future of the NBA last off season when all the big "stars" joined up to try and form super teams. The "stars" only want to play in the spotlight and they won't find that playing in Salt Lake City. Deron Williams is a prime example of a star that had a chance to develope in Utah, but Jazz management could see the writing on the walls and knew he would be gone when his contract expired. So good luck finding, and then keeping a super star on this team. I have resigned myself to hope the Jazz can build a contender the old fasioned way, by finding the right mix of guys who will give everything they have to try and beat the super stars. Look at what Butler has done the last couple of years in the NCAA. I'll take that.

  • Tyler Holladay, UT
    April 10, 2011 10:06 a.m.

    I agree with Dedication. It may be nice to cheer for players who only have the ability to hustle, but the team will never make any serious splash in the league. Even in today's game one star may not be enough.

  • Dedication Cedar City, Utah
    April 10, 2011 9:44 a.m.


    I disagree. Every team needs one star. You need a leader. That is the issue with the Jazz right now, they don't have a leader. Give the Jazz one superstar and they are a contender, but without a star, they are just a bunch of guys

  • redcliffs Ivins, Utah
    April 10, 2011 8:52 a.m.

    Give me 5-10 guys that will play with heart and work their behinds off and play as a team and you can keep all the "stars".

  • Anonigma Murray, UT
    April 10, 2011 1:13 a.m.

    Haha so true. I remember saying the same thing about the Nets last year and of Toronto this year.

    Hopefully Favors or Hayward will change that.
    Although when I watched Minnesota games last year, I knew Jefferson. Everyone knew him. So Jefferson and Milsap are probably the Jazz's "Ah, I know them" guys.