Utah Jazz hire Jerry Sloan in a senior basketball adviser role

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  • Wombat1247 Mount Beauty, VIC
    June 20, 2013 8:40 p.m.

    Brian Shaw


  • The Final Word Alpine, UT
    June 20, 2013 4:17 p.m.

    It will be nice to have a real coach around when the current one does not get his contract renewed after next season.

  • Jazz Source Alpine, UT
    June 20, 2013 4:15 p.m.

    @Uncle Rico

    George Karl has been to the playoffs 22 times. He has lost in the first round 16 times and lost in the second round 4 times.

    My guess is that you nor Coach Karl will be getting a call anytime soon from anyone who doesn't like the phrase "one-and-done".

    These facts are readily available for anyone interested in dealing in reality. Some fans choose not to.

  • There You Go Again Saint George, UT
    June 20, 2013 12:23 p.m.


    $15,000,000 state-of-the-art scoreboard...

    A state-of-the-art Senior Adviser...

    How about a state-of-the-art 1,2 and 5?

  • Tators Hyrum, UT
    June 20, 2013 11:07 a.m.

    This can be viewed as a good first step in being able to bring Jerry back as head coach of the Jazz if they fail to again make any progress this coming season.

    Though Corbin is a very likable person, it's not difficult to see that the team has been in a downward trend each year he's been head coach. Last year was supposed to be different with the trades and higher caliber players signed... but wasn't. More inconsistency and another missed playoffs year. Unless Corbin has an immediate sizable jump in his learning curve, this could and should be his last year... at least as head coach. The Jazz now have Jerry well poised to make that transition if needed.

  • Tyler Ray Taylorsville, UT
    June 20, 2013 10:53 a.m.

    throw in Stockton and with Malone and Sloan you've got a recipe for pick and roll. a glaring hole in the Jazz offense.

  • coleman51 Orem, UT
    June 20, 2013 8:50 a.m.

    I think it's probably good to hire Jerry Sloan as an adviser. One of the many things missing this last season was a good perimeter defense. Any team that shot the long ball literally riddled the Jazz. Our guys were too slow and unable to defend against shooters. Sloan will bring in a defensive toughness to the Jazz and will look for players that are athletic enough to play good defense.

  • JBQ Saint Louis, MO
    June 20, 2013 6:05 a.m.

    There are some interesting developments beginning to brew. The first is what the draft will deal. There is also some possibility of a "sign and trade" for either Jefferson or Millsap. Obviously, they need to cut the lifeline and go with youth. The point guard situation is critical and we will see how that works out. The "problem" right now with the NBA is just how good LeBron James really is. The Heat really do not need a coach. Basically, just give LeBron the ball and have everyone else stand around while three guys try to stop him. That filters over to other teams and coaches. Many, many players think that they are the 6 ft 8, 250, wonder. Good coaches stopped the playground mentality with such as Sloan. Now, it has returned and that was what caused the "marriage" between Sloan and D-Will to move to Divorce Court.

  • Kakashi Tokyo, Japan
    June 20, 2013 12:35 a.m.

    @Uncle Rico

    i wont hire George Karl...but...i would give Brian Shaw a chance...if he still doesnt have a team to coach....i'd also try to get Adelman...

  • GoodGuyGary Houston, TX
    June 19, 2013 11:39 p.m.

    Tyrone Corbin is on the hot seat now. Greg must be tired of the team performance and getting ready to put Sloan back to coaching anytime. With Malone and maybe even Stockton and Harpring, I will feel very unsecured if I am Corbin.

  • Kakashi Tokyo, Japan
    June 19, 2013 10:50 p.m.

    if i was a billionaire...like the russian who bought the nets...i'll buy the Jazz...just to fire Corbin...i'll make lindsey handle everything as he see fit to get us a championship....and i'll be sitting at courtside watching every game...be it away or home...best seats in the house...

  • Long Lost America Salt Lake City, UT
    June 19, 2013 10:44 p.m.

    In a handy position in case Corbin can't meet the grade... How convenient.

  • Uncle Rico Provo, UT
    June 19, 2013 9:14 p.m.

    Someone who likes basketball should buy the Jazz.

    Jazz should hire a coach that knows basketball (like George Karl )

  • Star Bright Salt Lake City, Ut
    June 19, 2013 9:11 p.m.

    Welcome home Coach Sloan!

  • Elcapitan Ivins, UT
    June 19, 2013 8:02 p.m.

    It takes an organization to replace the love, interest, and know how of a Larry Miller. This will be interesting and maybe a solution to many of our problems with the Jazz. I wonder how much clout Jerry will have.??

  • Brave Sir Robin San Diego, CA
    June 19, 2013 8:02 p.m.

    The Jazz don't need another coach; they need a real owner.

  • GK Willington Salt Lake City, UT
    June 19, 2013 7:55 p.m.

    re: Aggielove

    What about Popovich, Phil Jax, & their collective bling?

  • BYUalum South Jordan, UT
    June 19, 2013 7:44 p.m.

    How many life rafts are they going to throw in to save Corbin?

  • Aggielove Cache county, USA
    June 19, 2013 7:16 p.m.

    A great man.
    An awesome coach.
    Kids this is what a real coach is.

  • no comment New Orleans, LA
    June 19, 2013 6:50 p.m.

    2 down, 1 to go.

    You think the point guard/s that the Jazz will certainly draft might benefit from having Stockton around?