"Sloan should have seriously considered a temporary leave of absence instead
of abruptly resigning."He probably did. Long before this
confrontation even took place.
Strange, nobody is thanking Deron for blowing up the franchise.I
loved watching him play but the dude is an arrogant coach-killer. Sloan, Avery
Johnson, and possibly Carlesimo.Deron's sirly attitude prevents
him from leading in a manner that would make anyone want to follow. He just
gets grumpy and takes shots instead of demanding excellence.Oh well,
Favors could ultimately be more of an anchor to this franchise in the middle and
most teams that win anything have a good anchor in the middle (yes I know
Lebrons team is the exception) but outside of that it is just the way it works.
Also lots of bad teams have "good" PG's.I think our
bigs will pan out fairly well in a couple of years and then we could have enough
chemistry to possibly do something.
@noodlekaboodleYou have some opinions that vary from mine, and
that's good. I respect that and believe that what sports fans do.
That's what makes being a sports fan fun.I'm really taken
a back by IRSAgent however who believes we just listen to what the organization
says and there is no need to have an opinion about it. So in other words we
should never discuss our favorite teams at work, or church, or even at the bar
if you're inclined to go there because it is not right to have an opinion
and we just need to keep quiet. That kind of kills the whole idea of being a
sporte fan if you ask me.
@Doug10i would have to disagree with your assessment on Hayward not
starting for another playoff team...i could name a few where he can start at the
2 or 3Oklahoma (clearly...you'd go with Hayward rather than thabo)Chicago (Hayward is better than Belinelli)Atlanta (they'll crack
the playoffs but i doubt they'll win a title)Indiana (if indiana
would want to move on from granger being often injured)Memphis (would take
him over prince)New York
Let's be fair. Larry Miller also made bad decisions from time to time. If
the rumor mill is to be believed the KOC didn't think Kirilenko deserved
the massive deal he got, but Larry overrode him and gave him the deal. Clearly
KOC was right. Also, it could be a whole lot worse. Jerry Buss gave the Lakers
to his son Jim, and he's made bad decsision after bad decision, possibly
costing Kobe a championship, he left the franchise with no 1st round picks for a
long time, signed a 39 year old Nash to 36 million/3 years, hired Mike
D'Antoni..... Greg isn't nearly that bad.
@IRS agentNot only do I have advice for Greg Miller, but if you are
really affiliated with the Internal Revenue Service I have some some BIG ideas
with what to do with your employer too!!! Of course I would probably have to get
my advise to your bosses by slipping notes through their jail cells.
@AmericanVetI doubt that Greg Miller goes on-line and tells you how
to do your job. I am also sure that you don't go on-line and tell the Coke
or Apple CEOs how to do their jobs. You just agree or disagree with what they
decide to do by whether you buy their products and support their business. I
think that Greg and the rest of the Jazz organization deserve the same respect.
If you don't agree with their decisions, or don't enjoy the product
they produce, then don't consume it. The rest of us don't want to
listen while you second guess every decision. Turn off the TV and do something
else with your time and money.
Headline should read "The worst owner in the NBA breaks his silence."
"You want Larry, you're going to get him". We do want Larry, but
we're stuck with you Greg. It does sound like you have a good handle on
your dad's business but I'm not ready to believe you're able to
run the Jazz the way Larry did. It was a bad mistake to extend Corbin's
contract before he proved he deserved it and I hope you have him on a tight
leash going forward. You said Corbin needs to be a better defensive
coach but how's that going to happen unless we go out and bring in some
defensive minded coaches to assist Corbin instead of promoting the guys already
under Corbin to higher positions. I am glad to see coach Sloan and Malone coming
in to help out but if Corbin continues to mismanage the young core 4, Corbin
needs to go.
Greg seems to be just what the Jazz and LHM needs... a person with acquired
business savvy to go along with a respectable amount of enthusiasm and yet
tempered with patience when needed. It's hard not to admire and
concur with both his short and long term plans regarding the Jazz. There needs
to be that balance that many owners don't seem to have. And when not, they
pay for it with a lack of stability. All in all, it appears the future looks and
feels bright for the Jazz and for the legacy of LHM that Greg was given and
charged to maintain and continue building.
So the Jazz are the Subaru dealership or the Mayan restaurant where the
employees with the big salaries were let go?The Jazz paid Raja Bell
and Jefferson last season and which player did the best for the Jazz and now
they are going to let Jefferson go? In some areas of the game Jefferson is
better than Dwight Howard and he played like each game was meaningful. He will
demand a big dollar but the Jazz should have learned from the Deron experience
that all stars are going to get paid big bucks and when they leave, the team
struggles...dramatically.It is nice the Jazz sign players like
Jeremy Evans and DeMarre Carroll but those players are not elite, hustle players
great but without talent the Jazz will continue to struggle. Gordon Hayward has
progressed tremendously since his arrival but he would not start on any other
playoff team in the NBA.In order to compete the Jazz will have to
open the wallet, or conversely the Jazz will continue to be a friendly
organization where they recall old players (Malone)and coaches instead of doing
what it takes to excell.
Sloan should have seriously considered a temporary leave of absence instead of