Utah Jazz notebook: Blow-by defense killing Jazz; Boise preseason game

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  • Queensland Jazz fan Townsville Australia, 00
    March 16, 2013 5:43 p.m.

    Yes, it is perimeter defense and it is interior defense.... That means the problem has to do with TEAM defense.

    It often looks like Jazz players don't know how to play defense, look lost on the court. Except for Hayward, our back court is extremely unathletic, which is a disadvantage, and Jefferson has never looked in 'game shape', ditto Foye.

    This isn't a question of 'effort', or 'working harder' (two of Corbin's favourites), but of collectively knowing how to help each other, where to go on the court.

    Instead, we have slow and irregular rotations leaving players open on the perimeter, which means the ball gets to the interior, hence Utah's league worst 3 pt defense and bottom ten points given up in the paint.

    Lindsey might be waiting to see if Corbin can pull things together in the final 15 or so games, show some sort of improvement, because so far this year there has been none.

  • Iowa Jazz Fan 2 Cedar Rapids, IA
    March 16, 2013 4:23 p.m.

    Thanks for this article, Jody. It's good to see that from time to time reporters can zero in on coaches with direct, pertinent questions, rather than the fluff that gets asked so often.

    Corbin is right. So many times players get caught in no-man's land and fail to keep themselves in front of their assigned opponent; then we get the blow-bys he mentions. Disappointingly, Burks and Hayward are too often guilty of this. However great their potential may be, their defense right now is sub-par. And once their man blows by them and sees Jefferson in front of him, we all know what that means.

  • Sports Nutz Smithfield, UT
    March 16, 2013 3:03 p.m.

    Actually, it's lack of having a Coach that is killing the Jazz.

  • Elcapitan Ivins, UT
    March 16, 2013 1:23 p.m.

    Last verse same as the first, "We have to pick ourselves up. We haven't played our best basketball of late and we have time to figure it out.". But, he never figures it out. OH MY!!

    Hire a coach who can figure it out and put some discipline on the team members.Benching non performers should not be hard to figure out.

  • Mctejman Farmington, UT
    March 16, 2013 10:26 a.m.

    Corbin's comments translatre to: "I have no idea what to do", "It's not my fault","It's not worth making changes, even though what we're doing clearly isn't working"

    I miss Jerry Sloan, when the team lost he put it on himself. When the team won he praised his players. I would like to hear Corbin take some responsibility for these losses, especially mismanaging Hayward's minutes which is clearly wearing him out