Brad Rock: Good for Corbin going with gut instead of head

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  • slpa1 West Jordan, UT
    March 7, 2013 10:08 p.m.

    Question for Brad Rock:

    If it was good to leave Kanter in and sit Favors, then why didn't Corbin use that same logic against Cleveland? The game announcers were bragging that the bench had scored 55 points, but late in the game Kanter was on the bench, and Favors was in and not producing. In fact, Favors was just fouling for the most part. The only bench player in at the end was Hayward, while Burks, Kanter, and Carroll sat out and watched the lead disappear.

    I really enjoy watching and cheering for the Jazz, but it is frustrating to see leads turn to losses due to coaching calls that don't make sense. But...I'll keep watching and cheering!

  • Kakashi Tokyo, Japan
    March 6, 2013 4:05 p.m.

    if that is the case...i would have just...had Kanter Favors Millsap Carroll or Hayward and Burks in...and occasionally sub for the 2 between carroll and Hayward depending on the need...17 mins is a lot of mins...and you can swing those minutes to any of the player...a 5 min play from favors who is clearly having a career night...would have made a difference...i still dont agree of leaving Favors out...when you can put all three in...or alternatively sub them..

  • Iowa Jazz Fan 2 Cedar Rapids, IA
    March 6, 2013 2:11 p.m.

    RE: cowboy99

    Didn't Hayward get absolutely hammered on that layup attempt, and no foul was called? If it had been, Hayward makes at least one of two free throws and Jazz probably win.

  • Brahmabull sandy, ut
    March 6, 2013 2:03 p.m.

    Is this the same gut instinct that has helped the jazz lose 3 out of the last 4 games? The same gut that put Earl Watson in the starting lineup during that same stretch? He has not scored and has turned the ball over way too much. Any gut decision that puts Watson ahead of Burks and Tinsley in the starting lineup just isn't good.

  • B Russ Ephraim, UT
    March 6, 2013 1:20 p.m.

    Milsap was coming off an injury. I thought Corbin could have worked Favors into the line up there in the fourth and maybe in the OT. Milsap could have used the rest his play kind of tapered off at the end.

  • cowboy99 South Jordan, UT
    March 6, 2013 10:53 a.m.

    I wouldn't blame Corbin for keeping Kanter in. I would blame him for another pathetic 3rd quarter.

    Also Hayward needs to learn to finish shots around the rim.

  • Coryjc Ogden, UT
    March 6, 2013 10:47 a.m.

    This would be a fine argument to make IF the Jazz had won the game. If they had won the game the move to leave Favors on the bench instead of Millsap would seem like a good coaching move. Your article seems to point out how leaving Kanter in was the right move but you fail to see that Millsap is the one that should have been on the bench, not Kanter. You claim to like the unpredictability of Corbin as opposed to Sloan, you're right he is unpredictable like is he going to be the reason that we lose AGAIN or is he going to be a half-way intelligent coach tonight and give the team a chance to win. He very predictably starts Marvin (expletive) Williams every single night and very predictably will leave Carroll on the bench when we need his energy the most so I'm not real fond of his predictable moments either. Seems to me like he is winging it, he has no clue what he is doing out there and is just doing stuff hoping that they will work out that night.

  • rvalens2 Burley, ID
    March 6, 2013 12:39 a.m.

    There have been many times I have disagreed with what Coach Corbin did, as far as player rotations; however, this wasn't one of them.

    Last season and for most of this one, it seemed that Corbin was following Jerry Sloan's set rotation plan; seeing him break that mold is refreshing, even if the result wasn't what we all wanted to see.