Brad Rock: If Jazz fail next year, Corbin's number will be up

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  • DougC San Diego, CA
    June 13, 2013 5:20 p.m.


  • rvalens2 Burley, ID
    June 12, 2013 7:11 p.m.

    Some of the mistakes Corbin made last season.

    Played Marvin Williams before DeMarre Carroll.
    (Carroll was clearly the better player.)

    Gave too much playing time to Jefferson and Millsap.
    (At the expense of not developing Kanter and Favors.)

    Played Millsap and Jefferson together.
    (Paul simply could not make up for Jefferson's lack of defense.)

    Dumped Mo Williams immediately back into the starting lineup.
    (A real rookie mistake, that cost the Jazz several games because Mo was out-of-sync with the rest of the team.)

    Mismanaged his players' on court time.
    (Played some guys way too long and others not enough.)

    Often did not know what play to call.
    (Self-explanatory, just watch his body language and eyes.)

    Tyrone Corbin clearly does not understand how to match his player's strengths against an opponent's weaknesses. If that's all I knew about him, it would be enough to convince me that he should not be the Jazz coach.

  • Kakashi Tokyo, Japan
    June 12, 2013 5:36 p.m.

    i hope the Jazz are trying to get through Hollins phone...Rick Adelman too....before they get picked by other teams and we lose out on a franchise coach

  • Tators Hyrum, UT
    June 12, 2013 1:36 p.m.

    In all honesty, if NBA coaches were kept of let go based on the same performance criteria that their players are, Corbin would already be either in Europe or at a junior college somewhere. Waiting another year for the inevitable would not be necessary.

    It's a bit difficult to understand why the Jazz aren't already in the mix trying hard to get one of the several very proven coaches currently on the market. Seldom are there this many very good NBA coaches available at the same time. By waiting until next year, the pickings might be very slim indeed.

  • fortydam OREM, UT
    June 12, 2013 1:32 p.m.

    For years the Jazz were known as the team that had stability and consistency. I'm not a Corbin fan and I think that he needs to be given a shot with a team that has a point guard. This team has always had a great floor general, and the years that they didn't they suffered. I think several good things happened last year and one was the development of Favors, Kanter, and Burks. If the Jazz lose Jefferson and get a point guard, everyone will benefit including Corbin. If they get what they need and he can't win, then we join the rest of the NBA in the usual coaching merry go round. Few coaches look good with bad players, and almost all coaches look good with good players.

  • TerryHaimes Sturgis, MS
    June 12, 2013 1:02 p.m.

    Why do Jazz fans have to endure another season with Corbin?

  • I-am-I South Jordan, UT
    June 12, 2013 12:17 p.m.

    Rock is right that coaches are hired and fired quite swiftly these days in the NBA. That does not mean that it's the right thing to do. I'm not a huge fan of Corbin, but firing someone because it is the trend is not why you fire someone. The reason the Jazz probably won't fire Corbin is because stability is a big priority of the Jazz know kind of like San Antonio. This all being said I like the idea that Jazz are going for what I don't like is the people executing. Greg Miller isn't the brilliant businessman/organizational genius his father was and Coach Corbin can't seem to see that Favors is a pick and roll power forward and the scheme should adjust when he's in the game so forces him to play like Big Al.

  • Little Andy Tremonton, UT
    June 12, 2013 11:21 a.m.

    It had been said long ago with the team this year Corbin should have been let go for not making the playoffs. Most of the yearly salaries are paid by the trade deadline. That is why Jazz are talking to Sloan about taking on a role. I say Corbin will be gone come trade deadline.. The Bear could have done a better job than Corbin this year..

  • Jazz Source Alpine, UT
    June 12, 2013 10:58 a.m.

    What a ridiculous premise. Corbin actually had some capable veterans this past year. He dramatically underachieved this past season.

    Now next year all we have are some young dudes but lets face it, how much experience do these guys have winning anything at the NBA level? I'll answer that. None!

    There is literally no chance Corbin will win much of anything next season because he will be giving young guys minutes which equals losses and we will be adding a ton of new names to the roster which causes all types of chemistry issues.

    Corbin should have been fired after this past season. Alot of the local media said so at the beginning of last season. Now they are making excuses related to all the free agents leaving yada yada.

    With all the changes ahead Corbin has little chance of success. Its just very comical that now Rock and others determine next season should be the deciding factor given the roster is nearly empty of any experienced veterans.

    Youth equals losing. That simple. Of course it is a necessary step to chemistry and experience but there will be plenty of losing next season...but I expect it.

  • MR Draper, UT
    June 12, 2013 8:04 a.m.

    Why is it that Corbin "deserves" another year? Seriously, what has he done? Made absolutely zero sense to make him a permanent coach right after Sloan retired. Perfect opportunity for interim status and see how he performed. After not performing well, they extend his contract?

    I've had season tickets since the Jazz moved to Utah. Never been more disgusted in the management. Strongly considering not renewing for the first time ever.

  • JBQ Saint Louis, MO
    June 12, 2013 7:39 a.m.

    In the NBA, it is very difficult to assess the role and worth of a coach. Just think how much LeBron James (6 ft 8, 250, mobile) actually needs a coach. Most NBA games are "playground" basketball. Corbin played for a real coach in Ray Meyer. D-Wil thought that he was the coach and that is where the problem developed with Sloan. In the case of LeBron, Ray Charles could coach. Therefore, it is just real tough just how you would evaluate Corbin. I guess that Ws and Ls would be the only way.

  • scalman Temecula, CA
    June 12, 2013 6:43 a.m.

    Corbin deserves one year more. None of us know what the complete Jazz roster will resemble come October, but as long as Corbin plays the core-four mega minutes, it should be a more exciting & prosperous ride into the playoffs. It will help, of course, if at least one of their two first-round draft choices contributes.

  • rvalens2 Burley, ID
    June 12, 2013 3:45 a.m.

    Tyrone Corbin should have never been given the Jazz head coaching job. Waiting another year to release him, in my opinion, is foolish. He has already proven that he does not have the acumen to be a head coach in the NBA.

    During his time as head coach, he has mismanaged players' on court time, doesn't understand how best to utilize his player rotations, nor how to match his players' strengths against an opponent's weaknesses.

    An NBA head coaching position should not be filled by someone who requires on-the-job training.

  • Zona Zone Mesa, AZ
    June 12, 2013 1:27 a.m.

    Here's something I doubt Brad Rock knows: Lionel Hollins played college basketball in the state of Utah, spending his first two years at Dixie College.

  • Americanvet Ivins, UT
    June 11, 2013 11:00 p.m.

    I'm not sure the Jazz would fire Corbin next year if the Jazz miss the playoffs. That would require Greg Miller to make a smart basketball decision and I affraid he's not capable of doing that.

  • BlameItOnTheOfficials Cottonwood Heights, UT
    June 11, 2013 9:27 p.m.

    One of the few times I can agree with your assessment Mr. Rock. Good story.