Utah Jazz: Tyrone Corbin's contract will not be renewed

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  • poyman Lincoln City, OR
    April 23, 2014 2:10 a.m.

    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.

  • TerryHaimes Sturgis, MS
    April 22, 2014 4:35 p.m.

    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.

  • USAlover Salt Lake City, UT
    April 22, 2014 10:43 a.m.

    @ 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.

  • kkodey Salt Lake City, UT
    April 22, 2014 9:05 a.m.

    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.....

  • Jazzledazzle Provo, UT
    April 22, 2014 7:02 a.m.

    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.

  • Rockarolla West Jordan, UT
    April 21, 2014 10:27 p.m.

    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.

  • ultragrampa Farmington, UT
    April 21, 2014 10:12 p.m.

    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.

  • patriot Cedar Hills, UT
    April 21, 2014 10:03 p.m.

    The Jazz have been in the dumpster since Jerry left. New blood needed through out the organization including the roster.

  • darrynl Bountiful, UT
    April 21, 2014 9:30 p.m.

    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.

  • EPoint Roy, UT
    April 21, 2014 9:26 p.m.

    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.

  • kaysvillecougar KAYSVILLE, UT
    April 21, 2014 8:17 p.m.

    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.

  • Mortoon Idaho Falls, ID
    April 21, 2014 7:53 p.m.

    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!!!

  • Real Bass Idaho Falls, ID
    April 21, 2014 7:49 p.m.

    So Corbin is shoved down on the sword made for Lindsey. What a joke the jazz have become.

  • UteNationAlum Cottonwood Heights, UT
    April 21, 2014 6:46 p.m.

    If the jazz hire boylen, I'm becoming a lakers fan!

  • joe9 MAPLETON, UT
    April 21, 2014 5:51 p.m.

    coach boylen?! you have got to be kidding me. that could possibly be the dumbest replacement of all time.

  • ImABeliever Provo, UT
    April 21, 2014 5:45 p.m.

    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.

  • Cowboy Dude SAINT GEORGE, UT
    April 21, 2014 5:29 p.m.

    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.

  • Kakashi Tokyo, Japan
    April 21, 2014 5:22 p.m.

    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...

  • sockpuppet Provo, UT
    April 21, 2014 4:58 p.m.

    If Tom Izzo is seriously a candidate, this search should already be over.

  • golfrUte SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    April 21, 2014 4:56 p.m.

    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.

  • TerryHaimes Sturgis, MS
    April 21, 2014 4:33 p.m.

    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 future?

  • RockOn Spanish Fork, UT
    April 21, 2014 4:27 p.m.

    Not Boylen. Good grief. See what he did to the Utah Utes program.

  • scalman Temecula, CA
    April 21, 2014 4:26 p.m.

    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.

  • Obama10 SYRACUSE, UT
    April 21, 2014 4:21 p.m.

    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!

  • oldasdirt Grantsville, UT
    April 21, 2014 4:14 p.m.

    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.

  • Richie Saint George, UT
    April 21, 2014 4:11 p.m.

    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

  • Jefe-Ute SLC, UT
    April 21, 2014 4:08 p.m.

    Please not Boylen!! Why is he even being considered? Terrible coach at the U.

  • The Final Word Alpine, UT
    April 21, 2014 4:01 p.m.


    Uhhhhh, 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 stretch
    2. A vocal leader
    3. A good shooter

    With 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.

  • Objectified Tooele, UT
    April 21, 2014 4:01 p.m.

    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.

  • Terry Sandy, UT
    April 21, 2014 4:01 p.m.

    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!

  • altahoops Provo, UT
    April 21, 2014 4:00 p.m.

    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 overacting.

  • LifeLongJazzFan Fredericksburg, VA
    April 21, 2014 3:51 p.m.

    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

  • pocyUte Pocatello, ID
    April 21, 2014 3:32 p.m.

    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.

  • Mountain Bird West Jordan, UT
    April 21, 2014 3:30 p.m.

    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 this season.

  • goodDr. sandy, UT
    April 21, 2014 3:28 p.m.

    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.

  • Dutchman Murray, UT
    April 21, 2014 3:21 p.m.

    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.

  • Jack of trades SLC, UT
    April 21, 2014 3:18 p.m.

    Is this a joke? Of all the fish in the sea for an NBA job, you've got to be kidding me.

    April 21, 2014 3:17 p.m.

    Or Jimmer.

  • RBN Salt Lake City, UT
    April 21, 2014 3:16 p.m.

    Gordon Monson and Jimmy Boylen would get along well. Please, not Boylen. Had my fill.

  • dave22 SOUTH SALT LAKE, UT
    April 21, 2014 3:10 p.m.

    Is Ty the only blame here? Randy Rigby has to be on the hot seat..

  • Henry Drummond San Jose, CA
    April 21, 2014 2:59 p.m.

    @Brave Sir Robin

    I think there are bigger nightmares than Jim Boylen. Imagine the reaction when Dennis Lindsey announces that Greg Ostertag is the new coach.

  • Jack of trades SLC, UT
    April 21, 2014 2:57 p.m.

    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?

  • USAlover Salt Lake City, UT
    April 21, 2014 2:54 p.m.

    And just you watch...we'll trade our best player Gordon Hayward this off season.

  • Brahmabull sandy, ut
    April 21, 2014 2:53 p.m.

    Jerry! Jerry! Jerry! Jerry!

  • Brave Sir Robin San Diego, CA
    April 21, 2014 2:52 p.m.

    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!"

  • rvalens2 Burley, ID
    April 21, 2014 2:39 p.m.

    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.

  • Brave Sir Robin San Diego, CA
    April 21, 2014 2:36 p.m.

    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.

  • USAlover Salt Lake City, UT
    April 21, 2014 2:36 p.m.

    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 Boozer....

  • jdub1942 PROVO, UT
    April 21, 2014 2:34 p.m.

    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.

  • jdub1942 PROVO, UT
    April 21, 2014 2:31 p.m.

    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.

  • Andy Cottonwood Heights, UT
    April 21, 2014 2:22 p.m.

    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!!

  • toosmartforyou Farmington, UT
    April 21, 2014 2:20 p.m.

    In a results-based business, those who don't get results finish last, even if they are a nice guy.

  • RSLfanalways West Valley, UT
    April 21, 2014 2:19 p.m.

    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.

  • Rivalry Rumble in the Rockies Salt Lake, UT
    April 21, 2014 2:19 p.m.

    Coach K on the hill may get a look.

    April 21, 2014 2:15 p.m.

    Too bad. I liked Coach Corbin. I wish him well.

  • Jazz Source Alpine, UT
    April 21, 2014 2:13 p.m.

    I said it was going to happen when I posted yesterday.


    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 suggestions.