Brad Rock: Jazz should give Tyrone Corbin another try — in another position

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  • Mortoon Idaho Falls, ID
    April 11, 2014 7:20 a.m.

    Why isn't more being said about the architect of this disaster? Lindsey dismantled a good team that needed some tweeking. His leadership has been dishearting. He should be forced to spend the next 12 months as Corbin's driver, both on their way out of town!

    The Miller's were duped by Lindsey into dismantling the jazz, who have gone from a respectable franchise to a joke and afterthought. Lindsey must go!!!

  • Mkithpen Sandy, UT
    April 10, 2014 11:28 p.m.

    Rock is right, Ty has earned the Miller families support. Jerry will need a good first assistant and Corbin would be a great fit. Jerry will put fans back in the seats and Ty can tweak the players talents while Jerry makes it all come together. The bigger question is can management get some type of talent (any talent) to help. Ty is a class act all the way around.

  • There You Go Again Saint George, UT
    April 10, 2014 2:01 p.m.

    Why stop with Corbin...

    Corbin as well as the players have mocked the suggestion they are tanking...

    If the Jazz are not tanking...they are indeed the sorriest collection of NBA coaches/players to ever accept a paycheck in the history of the franchise.

    By record they are not the worst... that would be reserved for 1974-75.

    There were 18 teams in 74-75.

    Today there are 30.

    Today there are people in the NBA collecting paychecks who would have never been a part of the League in 74-75.

  • Man in Charge Chihuahua, 00
    April 10, 2014 12:11 p.m.

    Ben H.

    The D-league is worthless for player development. Nobody in the D-league plays defense at all.

  • Man in Charge Chihuahua, 00
    April 10, 2014 12:08 p.m.

    His new position could be as a cashier in the concession stands.

  • Ben H Clearfield, UT
    April 10, 2014 10:52 a.m.

    I was skeptical from the beginning about letting Jefferson, Milsap and others go after last season. Yes, we have good young talent that needs playing time to develop, be why are we developing that talent at the top level? Don't we have the D-League for that purpose? That being said, I am not convinced after watching the last 3 seasons that Corbin is NBA head coaching material, even though I like a guy with his level of patience and his demeanor. Ty Corbin is a credit to the organization and the state, but probably not the guy we need at the top.

  • DonO Draper, UT
    April 10, 2014 10:13 a.m.

    Yep. Putting seats back in the seats is going to take a big move. Getting a name player or two will help but replacing the coach is a necessity. Corbin's a great guy who deserves a slot in Jazz management but coach isn't the slot.

  • bluebullet94 ,
    April 10, 2014 9:16 a.m.

    I think Corbin is an excellent assistant coach but maybe wasn't suited or rose up to the head coaching position. Sloan was effective because he demanded respect and had the temper and skill to deserve it. Corbin is too timid and ineffective in motivating the players to play their best. We all love him, but that doesn't get wins!

  • JBQ Saint Louis, MO
    April 10, 2014 9:06 a.m.

    Coach Corbin is an honorable guy. He played for Ray Meyer at DePaul. Some coaches just are not head coaching material. Just ask Joey Meyer. Hopefully, the salary cap will allow some free agents with the salary boost from the expiring contracts of the "Warrior Three". I am intrigued with the signing of Erik Murphy. Hayward will probably break the bank and for that reason could go to the Celtics. The Jazz have a nice core. So far, the decisions of management have been very good. Actually as bad as the Celtics record is, the Jazz may want to work out a deal of Hayward for their draft choice if he is leaving anyway. The key to the puzzle will be a good coach who works well with young players. That could mean bringing in a college coach. Calipari is probably going to the Lakers and the Celtics have Hayward's old coach.

  • JazzUteBYU and other sports fan Holladay, UT
    April 9, 2014 9:12 p.m.

    I always liked Corbin as a player but bottom line for me, a long time season ticket holder, is that he couldn't get the team to play hard. That's all I really care about. I can live with a poor record. But I can't buy tickets that are really expensive to watch players that don't bring it every night.

    Corbin was lying when he said the guys are fighting hard. Sorry but that just isn't true. Maybe on a given night it was but not for the season.
    I could have Corbin as coach if he could get his players to bring it every night. But apparently he can't because I thought their effort was pathetic most nights.
    Give me a Ronnie Price or someone like that that leaves it all on the court. Even if we lose I can call them my team.

  • TerryHaimes Sturgis, MS
    April 9, 2014 7:24 p.m.

    I even agree with most of what Rock said. I disagree about the players. Jazz have the people to have been a competitive team. All they need is a coach.

  • VeraLouise Sandy, UT
    April 9, 2014 6:30 p.m.

    Please people! Ty Corbin has been doing his best as well as doing what the front folks wanted him to do. He was handed a bag of worms right from the beginning and handled it with dignity and the gentleman he is. I don't know who could have done a better job, under these difficult circumstances. I support Ty Corbin wherever or however he ends up. I hope we still have a place for him. He is the epitome of a gentleman!

    GO Jazzboys until the bitter end! Many of us are still supporting you in your growth!

  • buryme Mesa, AZ
    April 9, 2014 5:49 p.m.

    I am a devoted fan of the Jazz and I totally agree with their approach this year in creating an opportunity to develop the "Core 4" and Burke this year. But after almost 1 full year of this experiment I have to believe that management has some serious gas pains on just how high they see the ceiling for this group. Some of these guys have been around long enough so that, if they were going to be able to dominate, it would be far more evident than it is right now.

  • Greenhead Gunnison, UT
    April 9, 2014 5:14 p.m.

    I agree with Rock, but where do put him? Rock stated the obvious, but offers not solutions or answers. Probably because there isn't a good answer. Pay Corbin his money, thank him for his efforts (I have met him and think he is a great person), and wish him the best in the future.

  • fortydam OREM, UT
    April 9, 2014 4:35 p.m.

    Nice Richie, we can always count on you for those kind of wonderful words.

  • Richie Saint George, UT
    April 9, 2014 4:17 p.m.

    The Energy Solutions Arena has a lot of rest rooms. Tyrone Corbin could be the new potty cleaner, but I would rather just send him out of town permanently.

  • Henry Drummond San Jose, CA
    April 9, 2014 3:16 p.m.

    I think the idea was to judge Ty this season not so much on the win/loss record and player developing and cultivating a "defensive culture." Are the players improving offensively - yes. Are they improving defensively ... anyone ... anyone .... anyone... Buhler ... Buhler ...

  • Cap'n Parrotdead Onalaska, WA
    April 9, 2014 2:40 p.m.

    I rarely read the Deseret News. Brad Rock reminds me why I need to. Well done, good Sir. You're dead on with this one.

  • eagle Provo, UT
    April 9, 2014 2:14 p.m.

    I agree. Corbin has done a lot with not much but it is probably time for a change. But hopefully as Rock suggests, the Jazz will give him a worthwhile job in the front office.

  • SG Ag Saint George, UT
    April 9, 2014 2:07 p.m.

    I agree with the Rock Monster on this one. Time for a coaching change. Corbin's contract is up, so the Jazz don't have to fire him. Just go a different direction.

    Rock, when you mentioned the 4 coaches.... I am going to add 5 (Popovich) to your list. Unless there is something I am missing.