Utah Jazz history has been littered with 'shocking' moments

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  • Bugoff Houston, TX
    April 4, 2011 9:06 p.m.

    The Sloanaholics blamed DWill for Sloan retiring. That forced Greg to trade DWill for as much as he could get before it got to be a bigger circus. The longer he waited the worse it would have gotten. Especially with the Jazz playing as bad as they were.

    If you don't like the way the Jazz are playing you can blame all the so called fans who blamed DWill without evidence or cause and created a situation where he would not stay and could not fix the PR problems.

    DWill probably would have stayed if he had the fan support. He was not going to stay and get blamed for the retirement of Sloan and the poor play of a team that was poorly designed.

    Greg did the only sensible thing. He moved DWill for as much as he could get before he had a bigger long term continuing mess.

  • louisiana jazz man Dubach, LA
    April 4, 2011 4:58 p.m.

    they might be going tru a ruff time as you say. but there pay check is the same every game. thats what is wrong with sports, any job i ever had you work or go home. and i have yet to get a job were i got paid up to 17 mil a year.for 4 or 500 a week they expect you to bust your butt every day or replace you nba i guess for millions no problem if you work or not. then they want more money.

  • MoJules Florissant, MO
    April 4, 2011 4:18 p.m.

    After Dave Checketts bought the St. Louis Blues, that team started to come around, they have yet to get in the playoffs, but they are so improved. It took about three coaches to get the right one. The games use to have maybe 1/4th of the seats filled, now they are all filled.

    The same happened with the St Louis Rams, they went through a few coaches and then got a great quarterback, Sam Bradford, they came close this year to getting in the playoffs, but they too are filling up the stadium and there is a good team to watch now.

    It takes time and sometimes a lot of changes, but things can improve.

  • JazzFanMontana Hamilton, MT
    April 4, 2011 3:03 p.m.

    What's shocking is how Jazz fans are giving up so quickly. Many say good riddins, others blaming management, some are switching teams and others have simply stopped going to games.

    Are you kidding me? Just because of a little bit of a ruff time? Is this what you do in your own lives when things get difficult? You give up? I sure hope not. I hope you fight when things get tough. This has been a tough year for the Jazz but don't give up on them. Look for the positives. Keep watching, cheering and hoping for better times. You guys in Utah should be so grateful to have an NBA team and especially one with the great history like the Jazz. Stop being spoiled brats cause things aren't going your way right now.

    Think about what this team's been through this year? Not counting Sloan and D-Will, this team has had serious injury problems. The good news is they're young and talented and getting good playing time. Plus we have 2 lottery picks this year. Trading D-Will was the right move and the future is brighter because of it. Go Jazz!!!!!

  • KamUte South Jordan, UT
    April 4, 2011 2:19 p.m.

    It is so sad to see the Jazz go down so fast. It appears that there is a lack of leadership. The lack of effort from the veterans last night was laughable at best. Please pay me $400k and I will give a full effort every play. The veterans seemed to have given up. This is not Jazz basketball.

  • Anonymous Infinity American Fork, UT
    April 4, 2011 12:23 p.m.

    It isn't about the Jazz. It's about the elites (players and teams) in the league. Why do we continue to comment about the past. The fact that Ostertag could be paid over $48 million dollars for playing in the NBA says it all. These players are completely overpaid for what they do. They can only get paid these confiscatory salaries because of the makeup of the league, a coalition of owners and players(with their union) to cause people to want to buy tickets like they are going to a rock concert, which the games are in many respects. All the noise in these arenas are over the top. Losing players because of free agency is what is causing teams like the Jazz becoming less completive. It will only get worse with other teams not in the major markets around the league. I don't fault the current Jazz management for any of this. Greg Miller and his management team are caught in a whirlwind of business decision issues not of their own making. Boozer was a free agent. We knew he was gone. Deron Williams wanted to go. He was a devisive influence. Sloan/Johnson another issue.

  • FrazzleDazzle Provo, ut
    April 4, 2011 11:55 a.m.

    Its sad, the late Larry Miller's kin are running the jazz into oblivion. "If you are great for the team you are a threat to the organization" seems to be the new motto.. lol.. I wish i was kidding: They undermine their hall of fame coach, then send their best player packing. DOH .. Better idea: Send the Jazz packing to the south pole and bring the Sacramento Kings or ANYBODY here to replace the Jazz. I have zero faith in the new jazz leadership! The all wise magic 8-ball would better manage this franchise!!