Well put Kakashi. Neto Neto Neto. Brio, I'm not a Corbin fan, I just
don't think anyone could help this bunch. A different coach, different
system, young players, I'm afraid same results. Corbin will be gone, this
team will get better, maybe just with age, maybe with new a coach. I'm not
on the payroll, but I have been very close to court side with season tickets
since the Griff, Ricky, and Dantley days. I watched under or misused talent run
through Sloan's system for years. Jerry Sloan became a famous coach because
of one player, John Stockton. I think Malone became a great player because of
John. I just get frustrated with those whom think this team would be much
different under someone else. I think great players make great coaches not the
other way around. Utah has a difficult time getting impact players because of
the small market.
@fortydamOkafur is not playing...with regards to Hayward's
shooting woes....he shot pretty well his first year at butler...then he got into
a slump much like what he is having right now....for me its not a slump...its
the shot he takes...in his second year in butler...he was the go to guy of the
team...now on his 3rd year in the Jazz...he faced the similar role...i expected
this to happen...since i think Hayward is a good 2 or 3 option...Trey Burke...to
be honest...a lot of people are impressed with him here...im not that
impressed...i would've traded our picks for this year...but would still try
to get Raul Neto...the 76ers GM did a tremendous job...and would secure his core
of players in 2-3 years...much like what happened in OKC...for us...well...we
cant follow the OKC mold...but here's hoping that lindsey has a plan...
@ fortydam:How come you aren't yet on the Jazz payroll?
I've never read any commenter before who has more answers (or complaints)
than yours. Don't take it so personal that so many other
readers aren't such big fans of your obvious buddy, Mr. Corbin. They are
naively reacting to the fact that the Jazz have actually gotten worse each and
every complete season since Ty Corbin became head coach, regardless of
substantial player changes. Unlike you, they don't understand that that
simple (but telling) statistic doesn't mean anything. Unfortunately for your arguments, the rest of us have already seen how the
Jazz can play some great basketball, even against upper tier teams, and then
turn around shortly afterward to lose badly to some of the worst teams in the
NBA. Anybody who follows any sports at all knows that one of the
primary duties of the coaching staff is to get their players (good, bad, young
or old) to play the best they can and in a consistent manner. Regardless of your
assessment of this team's players, the current coaches have failed
miserably in that department... no ifs, ands or buts.
I'm so saddened about how little the Utah Jazz have cared about this team
and their fans. We knew what this season was going to be like the minute we
decided to keep Corbin on for his final season. We already knew his rotations
are goofy and his defensive coaching is atrocious. He personally coached last
season's team out of the playoffs. This season is playing out just as
expected, although wonderful games from RJ and Marvin here and there have given
us a few more wins than expected. We missed an opportunity for this
young crew to play for their next coach. One season of development is HUGE in
the NBA, a league where key players are now only together for a few years.
Corbin sacrificed so much time for our young guys to be playing together: Burks
with the starters, Favors and Kanter together, developing Gobert, can Ian Clark
play. Burks is the only player who seems to have made significant strides of
improvement. RJ and Marvin played well enough to land contracts elsewhere this
I thought everyone wanted a tank this year for Parker or Wiggens? is it the fact
that Corbin got a bunch of rookies to run Sloan's old sets, or is it
something much deeper? Maybe if the Jazz were failing under a guy like Jeff, or
Miley Cyrus, or even Nathan Forrest it would some how be better. I think Corbin
isn't going to get an extension, I don't think anyone would with this
same old Jerry ball offense that went out with the zone defense. I wish Jeff the
best, I wish the Jazz had seven of his players too.
You kids crack me up. Jeff has a much better group of shooters in Phoenix.
Comparing the Jazz with the Suns is preposterous and you know it. Dragic alone
is a better player at then any Jazz player. The Morris twins are better too.
Frye, much better shooter. Bledsoe, Okafor, all better at this stage of their
carrer, and Jeff walked into it! Phil Jackson couldn't make the Jazz
better, that's why he only coaches teams that are big franchise hand picked
players, Riley was the same. Jerry Sloan couldn't help this bunch, he never
ever played rookies with the exception of Matthews. And it took him a half a
year to get minutes. Corbin might be the worst rookie coach in history, but I
doubt Jeff could have done better. I hope they fire Corbin so some of you can
find another reason to blame Hayward for hiding from the ball on offense because
his shooting problems followed him from college.Or Burkes playing defense like
Stevie Wonder, or any of the wings lack of rotation on defense. A new coach
would have brought a new set of plays for these lazy players not to run.
Was that a D league team I saw plying Houston. Would someone with some money
please buy the Jazz and fire their whole management team.
If the Jazz want to rebuild, great, I don't mind losing. The problem I
have is our young players are spending way too much time on the bench. Kanter
and Burks should be playing at least 36 minutes a game. We should not playing
to win games right now, we should be playing to develop players. Jazz brass
needs to either force Corbin to do that or fire him.
We've seen this team actually play really good basketball at times...
sometimes upper tier level type basketball. But the fact that they are so
inconsistent says something not so good about the current coaching staff.
It's the coach's job to bring out the best in his players and do it on
a consistent basis. That simply isn't happening. And to think
the Millers had the likely "NBA Coach of the Year" (Jeff Hornacek) in
the palm of their hand (on the Jazz payroll) and then let the Phoenix Suns
owners steal him out from under their noses is both embarrassing and
frustrating.Jeff has taken a team much worse than the Jazz were last
year and made them a playoff contender in a single season... while the Jazz
continue getting worse year after year. Jeff's jersey hangs
from the Jazz rafters. He was part of the last team to take the Jazz to the NBA
finals. He's articulate and basketball savvy. And he was right there for
the taking, when it was totally obvious a coaching change was sorely needed (and
still is). A monumental blunder on the part of Jazz upper management.
Are they still playing? I thought the season ended last month.
Rebuilding is rebuilding people. A new building does not appear in a day. It
takes time and it is not accomplished during a season. I think the team is
frustrated, tired of losing and probably anxious to bring this season to a
close. At this point the more they lose the better as they seek to get the
highest draft pick possible.It's only a game. Don't worry
about it. One bad year in a rebuilding process is meaningless. In a couple of
more years, if no progress is made, then the fans have a right to call for some
serious change but for this year this is nothing surprising.
I wonder what Jerry is really thinking about the Jazz Organization at this
point. We do not know how to rebuild. Why should we even be doing this. Many of
our old team mates are defeating us almost single handed. Some of our guys look
really good at times, until they get in a tussel with a first rate team like
Houston or san Antonio. We need a coach who can inspire as well as discipline
our efforts. Houstons Jones is impressive, even as a Rookie. He ate our lunch
and handed us a defeat all by himself. Now that has to reflect on our front
Office as well as our coaching staff.
A disaster for the Jazz. It shows how much distance we have to go to compete and
rebuild. Rebuilding this team, or attempting to, might be more than we can chew
to survive for our fans. The height and physical strenth, along with the skill
that Houston shows was manifest tonight to prove to us that we have to make
major changes in our strtegy and organization. The fact that Houston;s Rookie
Jones practically, by himself, handed us our worst defeat in history. Watching this game was depressing. I have had enough.
or Parker or Emblid.
Just what we like to see. Now lets go get Wiggins and Hornacek!