Utah Jazz notebook: Kirilenko sits, Miles improves

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  • Re: MD- Jazz fan/Todd
    Dec. 8, 2009 11:13 a.m.


    Sloan is in the Hall of Fame and you are here arm-chair QBing anonymously on the desnews sports boards about your extensive hindsight coaching knowledge.

    I think that fact speaks for itself.

    Praise to Todd, all praise to Todd and the other negative complaining know-it-alls.

  • Anonymous
    Dec. 7, 2009 4:01 p.m.

    Miles took 9 jump shots and 2 layup - He scored 4 points on his layups and 4 points on his jump shoots. This has always been his problem. And until this changes he should not play

  • todd to re:1044
    Dec. 7, 2009 3:34 p.m.


  • Re; 10:44
    Dec. 7, 2009 1:21 p.m.

    Is it the players fault that the coach doesn't play players who can and will play defense in the paint? Is it Fesenko's fault that Sloan is to stubborn to take either Boozer or Okur out of the game?

    Fes has played pretty good defense when ever Jerry gets desperate and has to put him in the game.

    Good comments Md-Jazz fan. You seem to know basketball

  • re:MD-Jazz fan
    Dec. 7, 2009 10:44 a.m.

    Are you seriously blaming the coach?

    The same players who have been dominating opponents for the last several games lost to the Twolves.


    Because they have been dominating opponents for the last several games.

    They thought they were good enough to win with their offense and they did not play defense. Typical sissy soft players.

    The coaches are the same coaches with the same message that had them playing well as they almost set an NBA record not seen for 15 years by shooting 60% in 3 straight games.

    The only thing that changed in this game was PLAYER DEFENSE AND EFFORT.

    The coaches are the same and the players already know everything they need to do to win.

    They get selfish and do not share the ball like they did in their previous wins and they did not play defense.

    Simple...to anyone who knows basketball anyways.

  • MD-Jazz-Fan
    Dec. 7, 2009 9:55 a.m.

    How frustrating!!! Loosing to a 2-17 team!!! My son's high school team could have beat the Jazz Saturday night!!! Why is Sloan so bent on playing non-performers when he's got bench players that could do the job? I just don't get it. Maybe, just maybe there is enough embarassment amongst the team to come out and show they can win this coming week's games - but I doubt it. I don't see the hunger.

  • rvalens2
    Dec. 7, 2009 9:33 a.m.

    I have the cure for what ails Kirilenko and all the other Jazz players with back problems. It's a safe technique that any of them could do, even while traveling.

    I'm certain it would have Andrei back to his old self in 3 or 4 days.

    Unfortunately, getting the Jazz front office to listen is like trying to tell Jerry to keep the old player rotation. It falls on deaf ears.

  • todd to mikky
    Dec. 7, 2009 8:47 a.m.

    Thanks. What I said though was after a garbage team beats us, "that team" not the Jazz, loses the next game and goes back to losing again...

  • Mikky
    Dec. 6, 2009 11:17 p.m.

    Watch out what you say.. the Jazz play NJ in NJ as well as Minnesota again here in the next 6 games.

    If the Jazz win 2 of the next 10 games it might be these two games but we might see the Jazz be the team that helps NJ break a really bad streak...

    I have the Jazz 1-9 in the next 10 between now and Christmas. If they can't beat Minnesota on the road how can they win any games on their pre-Christmas road trip..? And, the 5 games before the road trip are all loses 'cause 4 of the 5 are going to stomp on them and then they meet Minnesota again at home and as 'Todd to Chuck' said about how they collapse when they lose to a team like Minnesota.

    My prediction is the Jazz might, might win 3 games the rest of this year...!

  • IVAN
    Dec. 6, 2009 11:27 a.m.

    Todd how true. Most fans are content and understandable and ok losing to a 2-15 team.
    As you know it has happened for the last 20 years.
    As a coach how can you set there with egg on your face and never change.
    The jazz are great for the league it gives everyone hope.
    The only thing more embarressing would have to be a back to back with Newjersey.

  • todd to chuck
    Dec. 6, 2009 8:27 a.m.

    That is why you should be in the front office. It is Jerry-Chuck no more needs to be said. Then again it seems most fans are not to upset losing to a 2-15 team that will likely lose like 5 of next 6 because that is always what happens when the Jazz lose to teams like that

  • Jazzfan 13
    Dec. 6, 2009 7:43 a.m.

    CJ Miles is another Chucker. 19mins and what 10 jumpshot. He simply escapes from contact, OK give that to the injury effect but how can an "injured" player take 10 shots? Where this stupid self-esteem come from CJ?

    Jerry, why didn not you continue with Memo-Millsap-Deron tiro and add Maynor to that trio?

  • Chuck Nunn
    Dec. 6, 2009 1:40 a.m.

    T-Buck, ESPN's box has CJ Miles shooting 3-for-10. Not a great deal of improvement yet. Hopefully though with more minutes he gets back on track a little. The subject of more minutes, however, just keeps bringing me back to Kyrylo Fesenko, and how he could have used some minutes tonight, and the Jazz could have used his presence. I just don't understand why Coach doesn't see it ...

    Peace out from the Jazz Oracle!

  • Bob2
    Dec. 6, 2009 1:03 a.m.

    Ivan--thank you buddy. It's always good to get the input of a BYU fine writing department professor.

  • IVAN
    Dec. 6, 2009 12:24 a.m.

    Williams want to be an all star he should play like one night in night out.
    I am so happy to see coach Sloan trying diffrent sub
    patterns. They have 82 games to figure it out.
    I hope he relizes what Mathews has done defenseivly
    Miles couldnt have came close to stopping Granger.
    his next week is a test the last few games were nothing.
    How many times in the last 20 years have the jazz had the tailes handed to them by teams they should have won.
    The elite teams dont slip they take care of business.
    Nothing makes me more sick when people say jazz have a buch of meadoker players
    whos they shure pay out alot of money last time i checked the were millions over the cap.
    Coaches collect pay checks on the 1st nad 15th too.
    IT IS GOOD TO SEE carlos getting his legs under him and having his butt down playing better defense.

  • Whatever
    Dec. 6, 2009 12:14 a.m.

    Yes Todd, and armchair quarterbacks are always right, especially in hindsight.

  • todd from santa ana
    Dec. 5, 2009 11:48 p.m.

    sloan always admits the error when it is too late..

  • jbra80
    Dec. 5, 2009 11:45 p.m.

    Good to see both Sloan and Williams take the heat on themselves for the loss or at least where the game got away.