Randy Hollis: Jazz season has had some 'Good' moments — but much more 'Bad' and 'Ugly'

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  • Richie Saint George, UT
    April 4, 2014 3:04 p.m.

    Larry Miller wouldn't have let this happen. Greg is dumb enough to keep Corbin and some of the Warier castoffs plus Williams and Lucas. He will let Hayward slip through his fingers and draft dead beats.

  • B Russ Ephraim, UT
    April 3, 2014 8:04 a.m.

    Well said RV

  • rvalens2 Burley, ID
    April 2, 2014 8:58 p.m.

    As Jazz fans, we knew that this season was going to be a tough one. Rebuilding a team always is ... especially if you're doing it with little to no veteran leadership and a coach who really isn't up to the job.

    When the season ends, I believe the Jazz will let Corbin's contract expire, wish him well and look to hire a new coach. That move alone should stir a lot of renewed interest from fans and encourage Jazz players that hope is on the horizon.

  • rvalens2 Burley, ID
    April 2, 2014 8:40 p.m.

    Three good things about this season:

    1. Experience for the youngsters, though not as much I had hoped for.
    2. Alec Burks has proven he's a keeper and should be re-signed.
    3. A high draft pick will soon be in the Jazz' pocket.

  • rvalens2 Burley, ID
    April 2, 2014 8:39 p.m.

    Rush, Biedrins, Jefferson and Hayward will likely all be gone by next season. The first three because they really haven't given Jazz management any reason to keep them and Hayward because his agent is going to demand a big contract. Also, it's no secret he wants to join his former college coach in Boston.

  • Kakashi Tokyo, Japan
    April 2, 2014 5:04 p.m.

    I thought no one wanted Hayward? you all criticize how awful his shot is...if we sign him...and he gets poor percentages again...despite being a 2 way player...people would criticize again...and would begin to compare his contract with AK's contract...make up your mind people...cut him loose...if you dont like the guy...i think the pressing need for the team is to get a coach...

  • VeraLouise Sandy, UT
    April 2, 2014 10:20 a.m.

    I guess the test now will be how they bounce back, recover and move ahead after so many negative challenges (and comments here), no matter who was responsible for this situation. As Jerry Sloan always said, don't hang your head or feel sorry for yourself, move forward (or something like that). Just to get into the NBA, these kids had to be winners and not used to losing in this manner. It must be really hard for them at this point....Coach Corbin as well. Even though I feel bad for all of them, I am optimistic that they will be professional and handle what they need to do to improve and move forward....against whatever odds or wherever they end up.

    Go Jazzboys on Friday!!!

  • TerryHaimes Sturgis, MS
    April 2, 2014 10:01 a.m.

    Sure, he deserves some of the blame for his ballclub's putrid showing, but certainly not all of it.

    I say Corbin deserves all of it. Inept coaching and game management is the best you can say for him. Guess Jazz management deserve some blame because they sit there and let it happen.

  • superBYUfan American Fork, Utah
    April 2, 2014 9:00 a.m.

    How can anybody be surprised about having a bad season when you lose Jefferson, Millsap, Mo Williams, Randy Foye, Demarre Carroll, etc. I was absolutely shocked when they let all of those players go. You need some veteran leadership and good supporting role players on your team to be able to compete in the NBA. Was the front office thinking straight when they lost all of those players? Picking up Andris Biedrins and Brandon Rush were both poor player acquisitions; giving that money to charity would have been far better. Many people feel that the Jazz have done better than expected based on the young inexperienced players that they have. I put the majority of the blame on upper management not on the players or the coach. We have had some positive things happen with very little veteran leadership!

  • JBQ Saint Louis, MO
    April 2, 2014 8:31 a.m.

    As Bill Clinton stated, "it all depends on what the meaning of 'is' is". In the race for the bottom, this has been a very successful season. Actually, you can look at the victory over Orlando in a negative light. Right now, they could be tied with Orlando for third from the bottom. The Jazz are only doing what they have to do. Corbin is under strict orders and is doing what he has been told. The NBA just needs to take a long and hard look at the way that the draft is handled and the large number of teams who make the playoffs and exit quickly. The Jazz are looking for a good draft choice and a number of good free agents with the cap space that they will have after the three bench sitting Warriors finish their contracts. Meanwhile, players have developed and it would appear logical that a new coach will be brought in to tie the bow on the package. This had to be done and I hope that it works out for the Jazz.

  • Mortoon Idaho Falls, ID
    April 2, 2014 7:59 a.m.

    It was one thing to let Jefferson and Milsap(both all stars) go, but Lindsey got nothing in return!! Then he frittered away most of the support staff without getting the rookie point guard anyone to school him in the jazz offense or the nba. Getting one player won't cut it for this hapless mess of a team especially if Lindsey screws up again and loses Hayward.

    Then there's the sorry coaching job. Note to Corbin, this isn't the same Jefferson! If you are going to rebuild, don't play the old guys. PLAY THE KIDS! Call a time out to stop a run occasionally.

    We usually come to slc a couple of times a winter to shop and watch the jazz.... Not this year, and maybe not again. We tripped to Portland. I don't even watch the jazz on tv anymore. I know, I'm a bad, fair weather fan, right. Have been for thirty plus years along with my six sons but until Lindsey is gone I'm not an nba fan and won't spend a dime on the jazz.

  • B Russ Ephraim, UT
    April 2, 2014 7:56 a.m.

    To me it's a sad state of affairs when the fans (green seats) have to determine that we need a coaching change. I thought Lindsay and O Conner were supposed to know these things. Many fans could see Corbin "was not" the coach for this team several years ago. If Corbin comes back next year the Jazz are toast.

  • arod Ogden, UT
    April 2, 2014 7:09 a.m.

    Get one good lottery player, and lose another one (Hayward) who has some experience. Net math=same

  • Americanvet Ivins, UT
    April 2, 2014 6:20 a.m.

    @Mr. Hollis
    It just strikes me odd when I read sports writers making comments that a season "can't end soon enough". Is covering the Jazz such a terrible job? Maybe you and I should change jobs for awhile. I wish the Jazz were better, and I have confidence they will become better, but I never want to wish a season is over. If I had my way the players would get a couple of weeks off after the playoffs and we would jump right into a new season. I just love watching the game and every game the Jazz play is a new chance to see how guys are developing. But I guess that's just me. Sorry Mr. Hollis that this season is so painful for you to perform your job.

  • Thriller Saint George, UT
    April 1, 2014 9:46 p.m.

    1-14 to begin the season doesn't bother me, 1-14 to end the season does.