Utah Jazz: Team must try to learn from Wednesday's loss and move forward

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  • bruce1 SOUTH JORDAN, UT
    March 15, 2013 10:29 p.m.

    If it's not the coaches fault than it must be the fault of koc. If we have a good coach than the players must be no good. Who put this team together? Who picked the coach? Who is supporting this coach and his choice of starting players? Who supports the lack of defense and lack of any organised offence? Loyalty to poor staff and poor players is self serving when change would require admission of guilt. The only one with the power to stop this madness is the Miller family, I hope they do it soon.

  • Queensland Jazz fan Townsville Australia, 00
    March 15, 2013 4:58 p.m.

    I completely agree with Americanvet and MDP

    In hindsight, it appears that it was a mistake not to unload Millsap for a draft pick last year. But this is not a terminally bad decision. KOC's track record has been quite good over the years, and I think Lindsey wanted to see how things played out this year before rocking the boat. So, the future of the Jazz is really up in the air, and there are many ways that it could get far worse, and a few that could set us on a good path, probably involving taking two years of youth development, unlike having good young players on the bench, and high draft pick acquisitions under the guidance of a good coach (from outside the organisation, Nate McMillan?), and turning our backs on the post-Sloan Corbin 'transition' phase.

    I think any good path out of the mess we are in now, though, starts with firing Corbin after this season. So this will be the first test of the commitment and coherency of the new management and new ownership, long-term team strategy versus money: to pay another coach before Corbin's contract expires.

  • Elcapitan Ivins, UT
    March 15, 2013 11:46 a.m.

    Short comment...Amen to all the congtrbutors on this post. It appears the fans have worked out a soloution...fire the Coach and re hire where he was weak.

  • JBQ Saint Louis, MO
    March 15, 2013 11:14 a.m.

    This article is probably accurate. However now that the Lakers have passed them by, there is another team to look at over their shoulder. Dallas lost last night by only one at San Antonio. The next two games are at home against Memphis and the Knicks. This is followed by a three game trip to Texas. The question now is whether they will even return from the Alamo. On March 24, those five games will be done and the smoke will have cleared and the Jazz will know their fate.

  • coleman51 Orem, UT
    March 15, 2013 10:25 a.m.

    It must be very difficult for the DN sports writers to sustain any enthusiasm for the Jazz. Stating the obvious is not anything but sports writers way of saying that they are weary of writing about a sinking ship with no players that are likely to lift the Jazz into the playoffs. The Jazz management should now recognize the obvious that their acquisitions of last summer as well as their veterans cannot compete with the new NBA. However, I am not hopeful that the Jazz management can ever recognize the obvious.

  • mdp Bountiful, utah
    March 15, 2013 8:52 a.m.

    Try to learn... what a grasp of the obvious.

    If the Jazz want to win, get starters to play some defense (which probably requires benching of Jefferson). Kanter has been outplaying Jefferson anyway, on both ends. IMHO, Mo and Foye constant barrage of outside shooting destroys the Jazz inside game, and the team suffers (eg, falls behind in first and third quarters, and fizzles at end of game).

  • Americanvet Ivins, UT
    March 15, 2013 8:29 a.m.

    The headline states "team must try to learn from Wednesday's loss and move forward".

    In Corbin's tenure as head coach, when have the Jazz ever learned from their mistakes and moved forward? What did we learn when we were swept from the playoffs last year in 4 games? It looks to me that we learned to stay out of the playoffs so that we won't get embarrassed in the playoffs again. What have we learned in the last couple of years about how to win on the road? Nothing! The statement that we need to learn from the loss to OKC is ridiculous because the history for the last few years is that we are not learning anything at all.

    It's not the team that needs to learn from mistakes and move forward, it the teams management that needs to move forward. Start looking for a long term defensive minded coach that will play the players that are the future of the team and not the players that will be gone next year anyway. Then use the cap space and lottery picks in the summer to build around the core.