Utah Jazz: Big Al 'doubtful,' Mo 'out,' Corbin defensive

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  • Dustin Idaho Falls, ID
    March 11, 2013 10:04 p.m.

    I distinctly remember defending Sloan in the same way I am defending Corbin now. People all over this site, and elsewhere were talking about what a mediocre coach he was. Am I putting the two on the same level? Of course not. But Corbin is a good coach with a lot of hard decisions to make. Still none of you can come up with a reason why Favors scored almost nothing in the 2nd and 3rd quarters, and to tell me that his defense is what should have kept him out there makes no sense either. The Bucks had just run up a 10-point lead....Favors was not helping.

    Also, how in the world is a team supposed to get into a rhythm when they are subbing every 2 minutes? I don't know a coach in the NBA who does that. You are all on this bandwagon of wanting to fire Corbin but you have no facts to support yourself. We have no all-stars, no scoring champs, no all-defensive players, but Corbin figures out a way to make them a playoff team...in the West nonetheless. Are you expecting a championship out of this group?

  • Kakashi Tokyo, Japan
    March 6, 2013 4:18 p.m.


    i have to agree with you on Favors re-signing...when off-season comes...and the Jazz sign both Big Al and Paul...this clearly means that...they are not committed to the young guys that we currently have...thus...implanting doubts on their heads...wondering if this team really needs me mentality...they'll be offered a ton of money that the jazz can no longer match...and what could have been a bright future...will be clouded by the mediocrity of Corbin and Big Al Jefferson...the two combined...wont bring you a championship...and getting an 8th seed would be a crowning achievement for the season...i just hope our GM has the guts to not re-sign Al Jefferson

  • Kakashi Tokyo, Japan
    March 6, 2013 4:15 p.m.


    i for one...never wanted Sloan to leave...and i for one...know..that there are a lot better coaches out there than corbin...Nate Mcmillan...Jeff Van Gundy...current Indiana Pacers assistant coach Brian Shaw...i would say Alvin Gentry is better than Corbin...Stan Van Gundy...would they want to coach here? i dont know...but offering Brian Shaw a coaching job...would be a start...since he wanted a coaching job since Phil left the lakers...also...having Favors inside...doesnt necessarily means...he would score...its for Defensive purposes...not making the other team have an easy shot...corbin could have plugged all three in...then subbed one out...then subbed one in...17 mins...is like a quarter and a half...that's a lot of minutes to spread around...if you know how to coach those 17 mins if you made the right substitions...and have key players 1 min or 2 rests...you could have won the game..

  • millsapfan Provo, UT
    March 6, 2013 1:24 p.m.

    @ Dustin

    Did you just call Corbin a good coach????


    He's a mediocre coach with a few incredibly talented young players. Don't kid yourself into thinking that Corbin is more than an 'ok' coach.

    @ coryjc

    Spit and find a better coach...hahahaha!!! That's funny.

  • Coryjc Ogden, UT
    March 6, 2013 11:08 a.m.

    I don't remember many people calling for Sloan to go. There are always some people that are never happy and just want to complain but I always got the feeling from Jazz fans that they very much appreciated Sloan and understood that they had something really special with him. I respectfully disagree with your assessment of Corbin, I could roll down my car window and spit and hit someone that would be a better coach than Corbin.
    I did watch the game and I will say that our guard play was most likely the reason that the game was lost but the fact that Corbin refused to play the guy who was having a career night and plays superior defense as opposed to the person who is coming off of an injury and plays questionable defense is the reason so many are questioning his ability to coach, by the way the discussion should be why he benched Favors instead of Millsap not instead of Kanter, Kanter most definitely should have been in. And keep in mind that it's not just this game; this has been a recurring pattern over the entire season.

  • Sneaky Jimmy Bay Area, CA
    March 6, 2013 8:44 a.m.

    The problem is the Jazz get out of their offense in the last 2 minutes and start playing one on one. They take incredibly stupid shots and throw the ball away. The Bucks could have been easily won in regulation or overtime. I like IRS agents idea of starting Evans. Get that guy in the game. He plays incredible defense, similar to Kirelenko but better.

  • I-am-I South Jordan, UT
    March 6, 2013 8:13 a.m.

    I've felt for a long time that Coach Corbin is a good coach, but his substitutions are definitely his weak point (and I wish they would run the pick and roll with Favors). My starting lineup would probably be. Burks, Foye(or Carroll), Hayward, Favors, Canter. Their defense would be insanely good and so far the young ones have proven they can score when they get the minutes.

  • Jazzledazzle Provo, UT
    March 6, 2013 7:11 a.m.

    My complaint about the Bucks game was the third quarter. Up 3 at halftime, then wait until the 4:30 mark of the third and down 12 points to make any changes. What's up with that?

  • jazz4ever San Mateo, CA
    March 6, 2013 5:47 a.m.

    If it is true what Coach Corbin says that he liked how the unit on the floor was playing and decided not to make changes, that is fine. If Jazz had won, which was as close as Hayward making an easy runner or Canter getting that jumper, this issue would not have come up.

    My main crib with Coach is that the players make fundamental mistakes which by now his 2nd year, should have been corrected. Like Burks not crowding jennings when Bucks needed a 3 or setting up a high percentage plays out of timeouts, etc. This team is about 5-6 games better than their record now and that that are not is I feel is because of some poor coaching. Has anyone noticed that a lot of bad losses were against veteran coaches in close games?

    Coach Corbin, like it or not, is growing up along with the young team he is "coaching"!

  • Dustin Idaho Falls, ID
    March 5, 2013 11:25 p.m.

    Did you people even watch the game? Favors scored 15 of his 23 points in the first quarter, which means he only had 8 in the last three combined. On the other side, Kanter and Milsap combined for 40 points which was almost all in the final three quarters. Favors was nearly worthless by the end of the third, which was the quarter where the Bucs had a huge run on us which stopped after Favors came out. Then, with Favors out in the fourth quarter, we made a comeback, and almost won the game. The players who were killing us were Ellis and Jennings.....we're you expecting Favors to guard them? Taking Favors out was the right decision by far.

    It is so funny to me that as soon as Jefferson is out, you have to look for another scape goat. People keep calling for Corbin's head as if finding a decent coach in the NBA is a piece of cake. Remember all of you who were calling for Sloan to go? You got your wish. Careful what you wish for, if Corbin goes, we won't get a coach as good as him for a long time.

  • JBQ Saint Louis, MO
    March 5, 2013 7:41 p.m.

    The decision on Favors was very questoinable to say the least. Corbin states that he wanted to play Kanter. Great, then take out the injured Millsap and insert Favors. That type of decision is enough to label the coach as questionable and to call for his replacement. The loss to Milwaukee is enough to end their playoff season. Four of the next five are on the road with at least three losses looming. The only savior is the fact that the Lakers have a monstrous final 20 game schedule with most games on the road. The Jazz may survive and limp into the playoffs.

  • Little Andy Tremonton, UT
    March 5, 2013 6:09 p.m.

    The only change he will make is Tinsley back in for
    Watson. Kind of like changing your flat tire with another flat tire..

  • Elcapitan Ivins, UT
    March 5, 2013 4:55 p.m.

    Favors could have saved that stupid loss and Coach Corbin needs to listen up.They failed to cover those hot shots. Favors could have helped. Why play starters who fail to score. The fans should be consulted. Corbin is in over his head...or is it the management. With the right coaching that game need not be lost with the talent we have on this team.

  • B Russ Ephraim, UT
    March 5, 2013 4:24 p.m.

    We all know that Corbin can get defensive in interveiws. When is he going to start demanding it from his veterans out there on the court.

  • Andrew J. Marksen Deseret, UT
    March 5, 2013 4:18 p.m.

    I wonder if Coach Corbin is in over his head. He has thrown so many darts at the roster that the holes in the wall are starting to become very noticeable.

  • plyxply SLC, UT
    March 5, 2013 3:30 p.m.

    This team ceased being enjoyable to follow when Sloan left, it's just too bad the management doesn't give Corbin any way to enforce accountability among the players. They do what they want when they want, and know they don't have to answer to anyone.

    I can't imagine Favors will want to re-sign with the Jazz if they won't let him help them win games down the stretch. Unfortunately you can't fire the owners, and KOC seems fairly entrenched so I don't see a possibility of improvement anytime soon.

  • IRS Agent PROVO, UT
    March 5, 2013 2:38 p.m.

    I say start Jeremy Evans in place of Marvin Williams. What do you have to lose? He brings instant energy and better defense. You could also insert Burks for Foye. Foye could bring a spark off the bench, and Burks will definately give you points from your starter.


    Off the Bench:

  • ImaUteFan West Jordan, UT
    March 5, 2013 2:18 p.m.

    Maybe Corbin was defensive because he knew that he blew it! Not playing Favors in the 4th and overtime cost them the game.

    The truth hurts but that doesn't mean that it's not the truth.

  • Americanvet Ivins, UT
    March 5, 2013 1:36 p.m.

    "It's a concern,we need scoring and need to get a better flow with that 1st group" Corbin said.

    Coach, ( and I use that term loosely) it's not a "better flow with that 1st group" that we need at all!! It's a different 1st group all together that we need. You need to put on your big boy pants and make some changes. There are so many people that are unemployed in this economy and how you still have your job blows my mind.