Utah Jazz basketball: Thunder embarrass lackluster Utah Jazz in 110-87 blowout loss

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  • Kakashi Tokyo, Japan
    March 14, 2013 5:10 p.m.


    It is the Coach's problem...yes...he cant be the one going in..and saving the day...but..he has other guys on the bench...waiting for the oppotunity...Corbin...let's his vets shoot their way out of a slump...but he rarely does that for a young guy...and that's pretty much absurd...he isnt consistent on his coaching...and he is extremely poor at player rotations and in the X's and O's...

    i agree with you 100% that the system is at flaw...the difference between Jerry and Corbin...is that if we have Jerry right now...we would be sitting comfortably at the 7th seed...because Jerry is a smart enough man...to make in game adjustments...like Phil Jackson said...it's all about the system...

    my honest opinion on things is...We should let Big Al and Paul Millsap go and get a new coach...and that is a must...it is a pain to look at all the potential the young 4 has...and yet they are benched and the funny part is...they are the ones responsible for cleaning up the starters mess...

  • Dustin Idaho Falls, ID
    March 14, 2013 3:14 p.m.

    Hard to understand how 23% shooting in the first half is Corbin's fault. Can no blame be given to the players? Also, no matter how much we whine about Corbin, I don't see the Jazz management letting him go until his contract is up. Loyalty is valued highly in the Jazz organization. Corbin was loyal to the team as an assistant even when he was offered other head coaching jobs. You can call it a strength or a weakness, but that doesn't change how it is. The Lakers said that Mike Brown's job was safe. Three days later, he was fired. I prefer loyalty over that kind of behavior.

  • Jazz Source Alpine, UT
    March 14, 2013 2:38 p.m.

    Losers of 8 of 10.

    They get their starters back and there is no improvement whatsoever. That is why we never gave it a second thought when Mo Williams was out...because he makes no difference anyways. Mo takes at least 5 bad shots a game and that is minimum.

    He dribbles endlessly looking for his own shot. He has little playmaking ability. Unfortunately behind him we have Watson and Tinsley who are better passers but can't shoot to save their souls.

    Millsap and Jefferson as go-to guys will never take this team anywhere. How much more clear can it be.

    Every word you hear from Corbin is incredibly defensive because he can't handle the scrutiny and he is clearly insecure about what he is doing or he wouldn't be so defensive.

    His team looks like a disorganized mess. All he can parrot is "I believe in these guys" and all that is his attempt at self preservation because he knows if he loses the players ownership will be forced to boot him.

    Millsap is a role player. Jefferson is an offense killer whenever he touches the ball. No doubt he can score but results speak for themselves.

  • dbrbmw Orem, UT
    March 14, 2013 12:07 p.m.

    The Jazz have at least 10 more wins without Corbin as the coach. He just isn't ready to be a coach on the NBA level. He was a better player than he will ever be as a head coach.

  • oleblu Ogden, UT
    March 14, 2013 10:42 a.m.

    We have the talent on the team...we just don't have a coach that gets it out of them... Corbin is a good guy, but how long will the Jazz be in this free fall before a coaching change is made?

  • Mildred in Fillmore Salt Lake City, UT
    March 14, 2013 9:59 a.m.

    Only Jimmer can fix this mess.

  • Tators Hyrum, UT
    March 14, 2013 9:54 a.m.

    Like I said earlier... if you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always gotten. And so it continues.
    The coach seems incapable of making any meaningful in-game changes. Afterward, it's always the same, "We'll just learn from this and move on."
    My question to the coach is, "What are you moving on to?"
    Croton at BYU was a much better assistant coach than he was head coach. Time proved that to be the case. It seems the same will be true of Corbin.

  • fortydam OREM, UT
    March 14, 2013 9:11 a.m.

    It's the system guys! I've been saying now for years that the Jazz failed to adapt to the new NBA. This offense, and defense for that matter are all geared for man on man coverage. It involves a low post scorer like Dantley, Malone, Boozer, and now AJ. It requires a good passing big man, and a hard nosed point guard. Sloan had Stockton, enough said! Jeff was a great two guard because Malone was a great passer out of the post. When the NBA went away from man on man defense, the league moved more towards a guard talent, and more mobile big men that could run the floor. Gone are the days of the big slow centers. Jerry couldn't adapt, thus Corbin is a product of Jerry ball.

    Besides the fact that Jefferson kills the Jazz, we all need to look at the system that kills the guards. Carroll is stuck in that lineup with Jefferson and Foye, he too now struggles, just like Williams and Hayward do in the starting lineup. Maybe getting rid of Corbin, will finally get rid of the Jerry/Layden system.

  • Sneaky Jimmy Bay Area, CA
    March 14, 2013 8:49 a.m.

    Ok, so I really do believe that the Jazz are just playing for a lottery pick now. The starters did not even try to compete. If corbin wanted to win he would have put someone in that new how to run an offense. I don't think MO williams is all that either. He had 3 assists. wow.

  • Spider Rico Greeley, CO
    March 14, 2013 8:14 a.m.

    There is no point in making the playoffs. Stop playing the veterans, let them all leave as they will in free agency. Play the young guns that we will have for a few years. Lose every game from here on out so draft spot is better. Sign a few young guys in free agency and stick with a young team that can be the future. This piecing together of random veterans is not going to work right now. Let it end. Please let the insanity end.

    March 14, 2013 7:50 a.m.

    If Kobe's injury is as bad as it looked you guys are still going to get in.

  • Maverick West Jordan, UT
    March 14, 2013 6:03 a.m.

    Per AP Report "For the past month, every time the Utah Jazz have taken the court, they've been fighting for their playoff lives. They have no room for error. The Jazz failed to show that urgency when they took the court Wednesday. Utah played as if the season were over..." Can't help but think it's the Coaches responsibility to prepare their team to play. This outcome has happened all too often under Corbin's watch, especially on the road. Where's the accountability?

  • John Wicks Salt Lake City, UT
    March 14, 2013 4:04 a.m.

    Did your team grow with this loss Corbin? By being completely out of the game by halftime I was able to watch Duck Dynasty which was a lot more entertainment then watching the Jazz go through the motions!

  • Lightening Lad Austin , TX
    March 14, 2013 2:33 a.m.

    It's mighty hard to make a case for Corbin keeping his job. He hasn't had much of an effect on this team other than keeping the next generation on the bench while player the old timers. If the goal is to finish .500 and gaining the 7th or 8th playoff spot to then get run in 4 games, the management can claim success, or almost success this season. I'm not quite sure what draws the fans to witness the uninspired play other than knowing that like Sacramento, the city is just a moving van away from being a "minor" city, and any game is better than none. Since Larry's death, the team has lost its luster, from the unproductive high draft choices to picking up what other teams had no use for, the Jazz has become irrelevant.

  • B Russ Ephraim, UT
    March 14, 2013 1:28 a.m.

    I'll take our bench anyday over Corbins starters. I really hope that this is the last year we have to put up with this kind of coaching.

  • Americanvet Ivins, UT
    March 14, 2013 12:03 a.m.

    This is one of very few games that I didn't have a chance to watch. It sounds like I didn't miss much. The one thing that kind of blows my mind is we have a game where it sounds like we were out of by half time, both teams starters are on the bench the whole 4th quarter, and Travis Leslie doesn't even get into the game. Come on coach, the kid's on a 10 day contract just itching to play for his mom, and you can't give him a few minutes. It's not like it could have worsened the outcome of the game.