Mike Sorensen: To keep or not to keep Utah Jazz coach Tyrone Corbin, that is the question

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  • Kakashi Tokyo, Japan
    April 21, 2014 11:02 p.m.

    To all the people here...who think Paul Millsap and Al Jefferson will take this team to the playoffs on the loaded West Conference with Ty Corbin as coach...well guess what...they had the chance for 1 year...and they failed...what does Big Al, Deron Williams, Carlos Boozer, Kyle Korver, Demarre Carrol and Paul Millsap have in common? all of them plays on the east...we did really good when we had Deron Boozer, AK and Memo...when boozer left we were on track for playoffs...till they traded Deron for Favors and Kanter...and rebuilding started...they hesitated at first...wanting continuity...they signed a few players and didnt really commit to going young...not till this season...you guys know that...Rome wasnt built in a day...it will be a while before we get back...so relax...and enjoy the show

  • Ufan Salt Lake City, UT
    April 21, 2014 6:41 p.m.

    Ty's most critical job this season was to develop the Jazz's younger talent, not win games.

    In that he failed miserably.

    Time to move on to a coach who understands the bigger picture.

  • Henry Drummond San Jose, CA
    April 21, 2014 1:23 p.m.

    Everyone seems anxious to replace Ty, but with who? I suspect that those who would apply for the job are going to be unproven coaches. If someone has a track record of winning, they are going to be snapped up by a big market team. Change for the sake of change does not work out well very often I've found.

  • Mountain Bird West Jordan, UT
    April 21, 2014 12:24 p.m.

    Is there a proven coach out there available and willing to take on a young Jazz team right now? Yes, of course there's Mike Woodson, who as of today became available, but seriously. I just don't see anyone out there that could do a better job than Corbin given the roster as it is.

  • enigomo Layton, UT
    April 21, 2014 12:05 p.m.

    Corbin won't be fired. His contract is up. The choice is to re-hire, or go a different direction.

    With that said, I believe we need to go a different direction. He is reactionary to how he sets his starting line-up. When the Jazz played Memphis, he went with Kanter/Favors starting to combat Gasol/Randolph. The Jazz should make people adjust to them in the future. Start Favors/Kanter, and make smaller teams adjust to the Jazz. Do what makes your team best, and make others adjust to you. If Favors and Marvin Williams was the best combo, go with that and take advantage of your own line-up. That would make Gasol or Randolph guard out of position. This is why I believe Corbin should not be re-hired.

  • golsen7 Bonneville, ID
    April 21, 2014 12:04 p.m.

    Lindsay said it was not about winning this year. Management thought the team would win about 25 games. It was about the 3Ds.

    Corbin said he was put in a bad situation in his last year of contract. He put lot of blame on the young players. I got tired of all the young players and veteran comments from him instead of just talking about players. Like being young was some how bad. Instead of being excited about having talented young players to teach the game to. I think players pick up on that.

    I still remember Favors having a monster game last year and having to sit the whole 4th quarter. How much of the game is a bout having confidence. The players and the coach.

    We see coaches that get the best out of players and teams but I don't feel Ty does. I don't feel he met the 3Ds all that well.

    I hope they get a coach that is excited about the opportunity to coach in utah.

  • Tilka PORTLAND, OR
    April 21, 2014 11:14 a.m.

    Why is the fact that he didn't play your young five together during the year outlined here. I believe he had them together less than 200 minutes this last year. That was simply bad coaching.

  • WestGranger West Valley City, Utah
    April 21, 2014 11:12 a.m.

    One of the reasons that the Jazz have had such a consistently winning record over the years, despite the small market, is that they have stuck with their head coaches. It leads to stability and allows coaches to develop a system. I believe Tyrone Corbin deserves more time.

  • USAlover Salt Lake City, UT
    April 21, 2014 9:58 a.m.

    With Milsap making his first All-Star team (and in the playoffs), with Al Jeffersen averaging 22.0 ppg (and in the playoffs), with Kyle Korver leading the league in 3 point FG% (and in the playoffs), and Carlos Boozer averaging double doubles (and in the playoffs), and Demaree Carroll starting (and in the playoffs) and Darron Williams starting (and in the playoffs) and Wes Mathews starting (and in the playoffs)....Forget Tyrone Corbin! Fire management and realize that when it comes to intelligence and grit, the apple apparently falls farther from the tree than we realize. Greg Miller can't cut the mustard.

  • NotBuyingIt MIDVALE, UT
    April 21, 2014 9:45 a.m.

    Coaches who don't win get fired.

  • mdp Bountiful, utah
    April 21, 2014 9:25 a.m.

    I have not been impressed with Corbin or the Jazz under his leadership- when a "star" player loafs on defense, sit him down. Send a message. This team should have been good defenders with their youth and athleticism, but they were not even close... even the Bulls with mostly old Jazz "bad" defenders were far better.

  • portlander Arlington, WA
    April 21, 2014 9:09 a.m.

    Ty Corbin will most likely be released, but he won't sit around very long. He'll get offered an assistants job somewhere which he is more suited to do at this point anyway. One the other hand, the Jazz do need a coach who they can plug in and move this rebuilding team forward. I doubt that it would be a George Carl though. He's not much of a "developer" type of coach, but he may also see the potential in the core group of young guns. (Also, there is a guy out there with the name of Nate McMillan...just saying.)

    However, GO BLAZERS!!!

  • Brahmabull sandy, ut
    April 21, 2014 8:45 a.m.


    Foreign players? Yeah, we want 5 defenders on the court that defend like foreigner Enes Kanter.

  • no comment New Orleans, LA
    April 21, 2014 8:39 a.m.

    For years the problems with Utah's defense was blamed on Big Al, since the center position anchors the defense.

    Big Al goes to Charlotte, and their defense goes from 30th best to 6th best.

    Maybe it's time to blame the coach instead of the players.


  • Sneaky Jimmy Bay Area, CA
    April 21, 2014 8:38 a.m.

    Corbin is a good guy but I don't think he is equipped to handle the giant egos of superstar athletes. Jazz need to bring in one of the Van Gundy's or maybe Steve Kerr. Also, isnt it interesting to watch all the former Jazz players doing so well in the playoffs?

  • Mountain Bird West Jordan, UT
    April 21, 2014 8:03 a.m.

    Letting DeMarre Carroll leave, to me, was a big blow to the Jazz defense. Any rebuilding plan, no matter what it is, could and should include a player like Carroll. How hard or expensive would it have been to keep him? I all but turned in my Jazz fan card when he was allowed to leave and because of this I didn't attend a single game and watched very few on TV this season. It had nothing to do with the Jazz being bad since I was there the first day the Jazz came here. I was just so ticked off.

  • minkman5052 Logan, UT
    April 21, 2014 7:52 a.m.

    I think Corbin is a good person and wants to do a good job; however, I don't think he should be retained as head coach. I dream of having co/coaches of Stockton and Malone. They earned a co/MVP, why not co/coach? I think this seasons team could have made the play-off's with the right coach. Hornacek would have made the play-off's with this team. I think it is time to say good bye and thank you to Corbin.

  • B Russ Ephraim, UT
    April 20, 2014 11:48 p.m.

    After Lindsay and Corbin meet tomorrow. I am confident an exciting new era will begin for the Utah Jazz. I am excited to see who Dennis brings in as Corbin's replacement. I get the feeling Dennis knows what he's doing and will bring in the right coach for the job. It's been 3 1/2 long years and I am certainly ready for this team to get back on track. Go Jazz!

  • estreetshuffle Window Rock, AZ
    April 20, 2014 10:36 p.m.

    Sell the Jazz to better management and move the Jazz to Las Vegas, NV. The current management is mismanaging and not providing the resources to get the job done.

  • Brave Sir Robin San Diego, CA
    April 20, 2014 8:53 p.m.

    The problem is ownership and management, not coaching. John Wooden couldn't make a winner out of the money the Millers are willing to spend.

  • VeraLouise Sandy, UT
    April 20, 2014 8:49 p.m.

    I hate this part. If he goes, I hope he is offered a terrific opportunity elsewhere. If he stays, I hope fans will give him another chance to succeed. This is tough for him and his staff to figure out their futures. I would be so stressed. I guess the solution is to just get on with it.

  • AFCoug Colorado Springs, CO
    April 20, 2014 8:23 p.m.

    What this article fails to mention however is Corbin's inability to build a playoff team with greater potential. Before the Jazz went young Corbin had better talent and failed to deliver in those seasons as well. He fails to get the best of his players and they often look confused on both sides of the floor. Jazz have a long way to go but development was not as significant as it maybe should have been. Good luck to Corbin and he is a great guy but was out coached by coaches with lesser teams this year.

  • EPoint Roy, UT
    April 20, 2014 8:15 p.m.

    Always liked Tyrone Corbin, don't have a sense that he is an amazing head Coach, however. In the NBA, defense is what brings championships. In his defense, Ty hasn't had any tough minded players of star quality, the Stockton type of consistency, toughness, determination. Foreign players may be the way to go, like Spurs have gone, to get away from lackadaisical play we have witnessed. Who should be the new Coach? I don't know, how about Randy Rahe of Weber State...that's where Dick Motta and Phil Johnson came from.

  • Trys Salt Lake City, UT
    April 20, 2014 8:08 p.m.

    I like Ty Corbin. But, I think it is time to part ways with him as the coach of the Utah Jazz. Bring in some new life, someone with a huge vision of what the Jazz can become, and bring in someone who will work the Jazz hard and take them back to the glory days of NBA finals and beyond.