The idea of Boylen becoming the Jazz Head Coach makes me chuckle out loud...
I'm not a Jazz fan but it would be absolutely amazing to see a coach that
failed so miserably as the utes coach come back as a Professional Coach in the
same town... Any one on the list would be twice the coach that Boylen was... IMHO, Lionel Hollins is by far the best coach on the list... He
resurrected a failing Memphis Grizzlies Franchise and took them to the
Conference Championships... He turned a laughing stock into a contender with
basically the same players... He's a proven commodity. Unfortunately he was
ousted because he ran cross-wise with Ownership Politics.The Van
Gundy's would seem to be next up followed by the young coach out of Iowa
State (Hoiberg)... Hoiberg reminds me of a young Jerry Sloan.As for
Corbin, I think that he and the franchise may have been helped (from a marketing
standpoint if nothing else) had they acquired Fredette from Sacramento... I
think that would have been a "win-win" for everybody.
Corbin and Lindsey both knew what was going to happen last summer unless the
Jazz had a winning season, that is why Corbin kept playing Williams and
Jefferson, first in an effort to win and later hoping for a miracle or just
plain stubbornness. The crying shame is that the Jazz could have won and would
have with a decent coach.
@ Final Word,When Gordon Hayward is your leading scorer, second in
assists and third in rebounding...then he's probably your best player. He
should be the 2nd or 3rd option ON A GOOD TEAM, but we you see, we don't
have one. We trade all our best players away. But it is fun to watch D-Will,
Boozer, Korver, Carroll, Jeffersen, Milsap, Mathews et al all starting for good
teams in the playoffs.
See ya later Coach Corbin...He will still be paid for the balance of his
contract, even when he is sitting at home watching the Jazz on his HD TV...I
have quit being interested in the team since the Stockton/Malone era, and we
lost the great Larry Miller. I can't even name the players anymore. I am
predicting that Utah will lose this NBA franchise in 10 years or less, because
we won't be able to keep up with the market, pay the players, and fill the
arena seats with fans. Paul McCartney, Lady Gaga, and Katy Perry are great
concerts, but they are not enough to pay the bills to keep Energy Solutions
Arena open, and it will eventually face the wrecking ball. We don't have a
pioneer like Larry Miller here anymore that will invest in another NBA team, and
we will not have another one in Utah. Start learning to play "Taps"
because the Utah Jazz is slowly dying.....
All I can say is if they hire Jim Boylen I will be beside myself as a big Jazz
fan. Go get Jeff Van Gundy if you want to build a culture of defense. His New
York teams were always very solid defensive teams and he did well in Houston.
Too bad for Ty. I wonder how he would with all the players the Jazz let go last
year. As far as I can tell most of those ex jazzmen are playing in the playoffs
with their new teams. The Jazz castoffs like the so called no defense playing
Al Jefferson are shining with their new teams. The Hawks look like last the Jazz
of old. The Jazz are looking for something that doesn't exist. There is no
well known, great coach out there who is going to coach this bunch to the
playoffs. Any great coach would be crazy to accept this job. It could be a
career killer. Even Larry Brown is not crazy enough to get involved with this
team. I see an old buddy of our new GM getting the job. Some dude that needs a
job and who is owed a favor. Good luck whoever you are.
I desperately hope the Jazz management step up big time here. It makes a lot of
sense to me that they lay out some serious cash to land as good a coach as there
is available so as not to waste another year on the development a young team. I
read above that several rookie coaches are apparently being considered? Why
would we as fans want to have another head coach with less experience in his job
than our young-but-talented players have at theirs?Greg, please -
drop a few million, lock up the best coach you can get.
The Jazz have been in the dumpster since Jerry left. New blood needed through
out the organization including the roster.
Corbin wasn't going to survive the season even if the defense was better.
He wasn't Lindsay's guy. Plain and simple. Lindsay's going to put
his stamp on the team now. Will it work? You gotta hope. Look at the team. Right
now, there's no one on who's taking charge. Trey Burke could be one,
but they need another and I don't see him on this roster.
Look to the San Antonio Spurs assistants mentored by Popovich, ask Pop who he
might suggest, as he is currently the best Coach in the NBA. Ask Karl Malone,
maybe he'd come in and have Stock be a Co-Coach? It's gotta be
somebody who really loves basketball...Frank gave the job to Jerry, so ask Frank
who the next Coach otta be, he got it right. Get some professional opinions in
on this...or just take mine: Randy Rahe of Weber State.
Best of luck to Ty Corbin. He really is a class act. I trust this front office.
They'll make a good coaching choice. The article showed a little too much
love for Boylen. I thought he was hilarious and a passionate guy when he was at
Utah, but sorry, he would be a disaster. He's not at all the right guy. You
need someone who commands respect, is a hard worker and is smart. Even as a
cougar fan, and maybe this is premature, but I find Alex Jensen an intriguing
coach. Hope the best for Ty and the Jazz.
Jim Boylin would be the worst possible choice for jazz coach. He isn't
liked by ute or cougar fan. There is nothing Lindsey could do to alienate fans
more than hire this crazy madman. Please Dennis, say it ain't so!!!
So Corbin is shoved down on the sword made for Lindsey. What a joke the jazz
If the jazz hire boylen, I'm becoming a lakers fan!
coach boylen?! you have got to be kidding me. that could possibly be the dumbest
replacement of all time.
As a Golden State Warriors fan living in Utah I have suffered a lot over the
years until recently. Not a Jazz fan at all. I couldn't stand Corbin when
he was a player let alone a coach. With that said it is pretty tough to be an
NBA Coach these days with all these rich kids. They rule the roost over
the coach which is backwards and sad. Corbin's biggest downfall is
not developing his players. I always respected Coach Sloan because he
disciplined his players until he couldn't any more.
Why did the article bury Tom Izzo's name in a bottom of a paragraph?If Tom is really a candidate, seems it would be at the top of the article.
Really? there are still fans think that we would be in the playoffs with Paul
Millsap and Al Jeff?...wait...last year we had them...we even had mo
williams...oh yeah...we didnt make it...we are in the West people...the
competition here is tougher than where the ex Jazz Players went...Demarre,
Korver, Millsap...Atlanta...not even above 500 team...Big
Al...Charlotte...Barely 500...those two teams...would barely get a sniff at the
8th seed in the west...we could continue crying over spilled milk...we have this
current team now...this is the Jazz now...and they need someone that would coach
them...we need teachers with a good grasp of Xs and Os...let's just hope we
get a good one...
If Tom Izzo is seriously a candidate, this search should already be over.
Boylen was an absolute train wreck at the U. If Lindsay is even considering a
conversation with Boylen, then he needs to be relieved of his duties. It's
taken Coach K three years to clean up the Boylen dumpster fire.Boylen is not capable of being in charge. He might be a serviceable assistant
but Head Coach, no way.
Lindsey has had his man for a year now. Don't know how long it will take
him to trot him out on the podium. We just had to endure Corbin's contract.
Sorry for Corbin but he could have done a lot better with what he had.Question now is: Are they going to let Hayward walk or commit to him for the
Not Boylen. Good grief. See what he did to the Utah Utes program.
Best defensive players on the team are Favors and Hayward. Hayward will be a
Jazzman next year, as long as his agent doesn't ask for too much. Burks is
improving on defense, but I'm not sure about Kanter. He doesn't get
above the rim much and doesn't block many shots...look for Gobert and
Favors to play together more and more. I wouldn't be surprised to see
Kanter moved for a long SF who can shoot if the Jazz don't land Andrew
Wiggins in the draft. As for the coach, no idea. Lindsay knows where he is
going, I think.
I can't wait for the Jazz press conference to announce Jim Boylen the new
head coach and he begins his opening remarks by saying to Gordon Monson,
"Nice of you to show up". I would love it. Jim! Jim! Jim! Jim!
Corbin will likely get a good assistant position with a team. He will have time
to review what he did right and wrong. But more importantly, decide what kind
of players he can coach so he can select the right fit for his next head job.
How many head coaches have been let go just to find themselves in a more
suitable position later in their careers,,,Sloan, Rivers.
How do we know that Corbin's replacement hasn't already been picked.
I don't think George Karl is the one due to health problems
Please not Boylen!! Why is he even being considered? Terrible coach at the U.
@USALoverUhhhhh, if your supposed "best player" can't
shoot worth beans or as well as some of his teammates then maybe he isn't
your best player? Regardless of what you may think of Hayward he
did not prove himself to be:1. A go-to player down the stretch2. A vocal leader3. A good shooterWith those proven results
I seriously doubt Lindsey is going to pay him like the best player on any other
team because he isn't. He is a 2nd or third option.Seems to me
nobody ought to be losing alot of sleep if Gordon is part of as sign-and-trade
to another team. He clearly did not take over the locker room leadership
position that ownership offered him.As far as a coach is concerned
people seem to be under the impression they have just begun looking. Yoo-hoo!!!
Lindsey never offered Corbin an extension at the beginning of this season for a
reason and he has been looking for a coaching candidate since then.Like the Jazz are going to call up the media and tell them who they are
looking at. We know they love their secrecy.
Even though Corbin is a very nice guy, he couldn't elicit consistency from
his players. We all knew this was a rebuilding year and the Jazz wouldn't
make the playoffs. But what we did expect was some steady improvement. The 2nd
half of the season actually dropped off substantially instead of showing any
improvement whatsoever. Not acceptable. As such, changing coaches is the right
decision. Like others, I really wish we had targeted and kept Jeff
Hornacek as our next head coach. In retrospect, it was a big mistake allowing
him to go to Phoenix after having him on the Jazz payroll and not grooming him
as our next head coach. He is obviously a great coach and will end up as the NBA
Coach of the Year at the end of the season. Hopefully, the right
amount of time and effort will be put into getting the best possible candidate
for our next head coach. A lot is at stake with a lot of the natives (fans)
getting restless. Having a change of coaches will spur substantial new interest
in our young team.
Boylen could not even make it as a college head coach, one of the worst Ute
coaches ever and was also vindictive for losing his job by telling the couple
decent remaining players that they should leave the program also! He left the
cupboard bear (to say the least!) to try and hurt the program further for years
to come. If Lindsey brings this guy on because he is a former friend of his, i
will officially boycott all Jazz games and start a Fire Dennis Lindsey campaign.
There is no room for nepotism in this coaching hire, we need someone that has a
proven track record as a coach that can take charge and help mentor the young
guns! I will not sit through ANY more years like this past years. Too bad they
missed out on Hornaceck! All the fans knew he was the best choice long ago!
Yes, pick Boylen. He carried the Utes to new heights with his amazing coaching
abilities. You have got to be kidding me! I don't care how powerful his
friends are in the front office, that would be heaping insult to injury for the
Jazz. Boylen's best quality is the faces he pulls when given a bad call.
Why not see if Jim Carrey is interested in the job. He's better at
I have believed all along that the Jazz made the wrong choice for Head Coach to
replace Jerry Sloan, Jeff Hornacek made so much more sense to me, and see what
he has accomplished in Phoenix!!! I hope that the net is thrown out wider than
Jim Boylan, although most of his career has been an Asst. in the NBA he
didn't do very well with UofU and he will be taking over a team with a lot
of young players, we need someone that is respected and can deal with the young
players!!! GOOD LUCK Ty you are a great guy, just wasn't a great fit
Of the candidates, I will take Van Gundy. I'd also take his brother.I was a huge Boylen fan, but he wasn't a college coach. I'm
not sure he's the man for the job as the Jazz's coach, but I'm
also not overly excited about any of the possible coaches mentioned. All the best to Corbin.
Best of luck, Ty! You've always been a class act both as player and coach.
I wanted to see you succeed with the Jazz as much as anyone, but such is the
NBA life. Team management certainly didn't leave you much to work with
Jim Boylin, really? That guy has a proven record in Utah, except it is hard for
Jazz players to transfer to other schools when they realize their head coach is
a poor coach.
Coach K up on the hill just signed the 7'0" center from Austria that
Cal and Arizona wanted. It was just announced. With one of the best recruiting
classes in the nation and the PAC 12 coming to Utah this season I doubt coach K
is interested in the Jazz job.
Is this a joke? Of all the fish in the sea for an NBA job, you've got to be
Gordon Monson and Jimmy Boylen would get along well. Please, not Boylen. Had
Is Ty the only blame here? Randy Rigby has to be on the hot seat..
@Brave Sir RobinI think there are bigger nightmares than Jim Boylen.
Imagine the reaction when Dennis Lindsey announces that Greg Ostertag is the new
Never seemed to be the right fit. The Jazz are a year late. Hornacek was the
guy, and Lindsay let him get away. Having said that, are we sure Lindsay is the
right guy, seeing he let Hornacek be snatched away?
And just you watch...we'll trade our best player Gordon Hayward this off
Jerry! Jerry! Jerry! Jerry!
Yahoo reporting that the leading candidate is....Jim Boylen.I think
I just saw Dennis Lindsey chasing Tyrone Corbin's car down the street,
shouting "wait, Ty, come back! I didn't mean it!"
Now ... Jazz management, please take your time and hire the right guy.
Don't jump the gun and do an immediate hire, until you've reviewed all
the candidates that are out there. Also, advertise the job and see who is
interested. You never know who might pop up on the radar.
I'm sure there are a plethora of top-notch coaches who are chomping at the
bit to come live in Utah, work for the best ownership group in the NBA, and help
this future all-star cast of players win multiple NBA championships. The hard
part will be picking just one.
Tough to blame the coach when management unloads all the talent. 7 ex-Jazz men
are in the playoffs as starters, with Milsap making his first All-Star game and
Al Jefferson averaging 22 points a game. And Korver was too good a shooter for
our team evidently and Wes Mathews was expendible. Never mind D-Will and
Of the guys on the list according the the article I liked Alex Jensen and Larry
Brown, sure he is old but he is clearly a winner. Please don't take Coach
K from the U, I'd rather they be good than the Jazz.
Thanks Corbin,But in the end you were not the right man for the job.
The Jazz should have done this midway through the season and committed to
playing the youth even if (hopefully) they lost more games. We may have set
ourselves back if we miss out on the player that we really want.
Thanks Ty. I always appreciated your candor in speaking with the media. You
were given a tough hand and played it well. Best of luck and hope to see you
get another HC position!!
In a results-based business, those who don't get results finish last, even
if they are a nice guy.
He is a good guy but not a good enough coach. I wished we could have hired Jeff
Hornacek. The Jazz management team is at times to passive.
Coach K on the hill may get a look.
Too bad. I liked Coach Corbin. I wish him well.
I said it was going to happen when I posted yesterday.Shocker.Anyways I am in favor looking closely at the assistants from Phoenix or
Chicago who know how to coach defense like Thibodeau in Chicago. Either that or
wait until Vogel gets fired in Inidana. He can clearly ooach some defense but
may end up getting scapegoated for a bunch of selfish players fighting for stats
to get bigger contracts. Not his fault and he is already a proven product.Glad Lindsey pulled the trigger though.All that being said,
unproven coaches are a crapshoot but I have seen some others post ideas like
George Karl. He is a regular season proven success and a post season failure.
Not interested in that thanks.Anxious to see any other good