Utah Jazz: Rip City, all right — Jazz shredded by red-hot Blazers

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  • Jake2010 bountiful, ut
    Dec. 7, 2013 8:57 p.m.

    Agreed! Jabari will not resurrect the Jazz into a 1996-98 Jazz team of the future... It takes a coach! And we don't have him! Even if recruited... they still have to say 'yes'... They have the 'right' to say no thanks... He already said no to Utah once... What makes us think he wouldn't say no twice? Whether the first time is second guessed or not, it still seems plausible to have him say no thanks! And again.... Russian Roulette is not the way to go!

  • Hugh G. Hater Swat Lake City, UT
    Dec. 7, 2013 3:31 p.m.

    You people are crazy if you think a few first round draft picks will suddenly
    cure the Jazz's historical lack of 3pt defense.

  • clearthink Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 7, 2013 1:43 p.m.

    The Utah Generals--err, Jazz--just don't seem to care. Portland averages 23 3's a game. Did Utah not know that? Portland usually makes 9.8, but the Jazz let them make 17. That's lack of effort and energy.

    As for the "youth" movement, Portland is a younger team than the Jazz!

  • portlander Arlington, WA
    Dec. 7, 2013 11:50 a.m.

    Well, what can I say? What goes around, comes around! Go Blazers! Go Cougs!

  • Brahmabull sandy, ut
    Dec. 7, 2013 11:42 a.m.

    Well.... Back to reality.

  • Maine_Jazz_Fan winslow, ME
    Dec. 7, 2013 11:19 a.m.

    Would love to bring in a proven, defensive minded coach like Hollins. Anyone? Anyone?

  • Tenn12 Orem, UT
    Dec. 7, 2013 10:54 a.m.

    You keep saying Corbin runs the same offense as Sloan. That is simply incorrect. You assume that but he doesn't. I don't know that he really has an offense. But seriously, listen to the broadcasts on radio or television and they will tell you it's not the same. I have listened and watched and heard them say multiple times he does NOT run the same sets. You can also watch games from when Sloan coached and games now and see the offense has no resemblance.

  • fortydam OREM, UT
    Dec. 7, 2013 10:25 a.m.

    B Russ. did you think Sloan needed to take a hike when the Jazz were bombed from the three point line every year he coached. gehelmke very well put! You've been watching a while. The Jerry Sloan man on man traditional offense and defense was deemed out of date the very minute the league started allowing zone defense. Jerry talked about the fundamentals of old school basketball going away, and the run and gun defenseless style taking over. Teams that have wide a open offense with jump shooters and ball handlers, will dominate teams that have slow set offenses driven by a low post scorer that passes out of the double team.

  • gehelmke Bastrop, TX
    Dec. 7, 2013 9:59 a.m.

    From the beginning anyone who knows the game didn't expect much.....It was obvious that if we took the players we let go after last season and put them out there against this year's team, they would whip this year's team rather handily....But then, that's what this program is supposed to be all about....This team we have is supposed to be learning and getting game experience.....They are getting the game experience, but are they learning anything? Hard to tell....It's my opinion that in order to learn, one must have a teacher....and the individual the Jazz have installed at the "teaching position" leaves a lot to be desired.

    They are still obsessed with "in the paint" basketball....the Sloan legacy....get the ball to the bigs in the middle....and they try to defend the same way....Defend the paint....Meanwhile, the other teams are pulling up and draining three point shots all night long.

    Corbin is continuing Sloan's out-dated philosophy....It won't work no matter who they get in the draft.

  • KK Cedar Hills, UT
    Dec. 7, 2013 9:52 a.m.

    Dennis Lyndsey, I sure hope you know what you're doing! I just don't know how many seasons I can handle losing like this. It's tough. I went to the Pacers game the other night and there was no excitement in the concourse before the game. I have never experienced such a lack of excitement and feeling of dread from Jazz fans. It was horrible. Please make some smart moves and decisions this summer!!!

  • There You Go Again Saint George, UT
    Dec. 7, 2013 9:32 a.m.

    Monday and Tuesday, of this week, the JAZZ looked competitive.

    Bye-Bye Jabari.

    Friday night, on the road...

    The odds of drafting Jabari look good.

    Performances like last night make 12-70...seem like a bridge too far.

    12 and 70 might still be a reality.

  • B Russ Ephraim, UT
    Dec. 7, 2013 8:47 a.m.

    The preparation for this game by the coaching staff was exposed as totally inadequate. We at least need a coach that knows the 3 point line needs to be defended. Perhaps knowing who your best players are would help a little too.

  • Grandmajazz LAVA HOT SPRINGS, ID
    Dec. 7, 2013 8:46 a.m.

    It certainly wasn't the great effort we were hoping for. It seemed that not one player had that extra energy or spark that it would take to play a team of this caliber. Maybe all the hype about how good Portland was (and they showed it last night) took some of the spark out of our young team? Who knows?? Anyway, I feel like it is time to put that one behind us and look forward to Sacramento. We will have a chance to do better against Portland soon. I still believe.

  • scalman Temecula, CA
    Dec. 7, 2013 8:29 a.m.

    Truly embarrassing and humbling to the Jazz young players, but look for a rebound in the next three games. They will play Portland tougher Monday in Utah and might just sweep Sacramento in the other two games. Good to see Gobert finally got some more minutes. Evans and Burks had some good moments.

  • Jake2010 bountiful, ut
    Dec. 6, 2013 10:44 p.m.

    32 points? 2 straight? Are we still on board the 6-76 futile express?