Utah Jazz to give Bulls assistant Adrian Griffin a second interview for head coach opening

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  • Brave Sir Robin San Diego, CA
    June 2, 2014 12:51 p.m.


    Whomever the Jazz pick will be a mistake.

  • portlander Arlington, WA
    June 1, 2014 10:50 p.m.

    One of the reasons that Jazz fans can be cynical is that Larry H Miller is no longer with us. He seemed to know basketball pretty well. But the kids have taken over and they are letting Lindsey make all of the personnel decisions...which shouldn't be too bad, except that in my opinion, Mr. Lindsey is not a very good GM. I also believe that Larry's kids are trying to save as much money as possible, so they are going to get a coach on the cheap. That's why you don't hear of a George Karl or any other top names being floated around.

    So, with that kind of info out there, it is very easy to suggest that whomever they end up hiring for the head coaching position, will be a mistake. Bingo, bango, bongo! Now, go out and get Karl, Hollins or Porter and even I will be happy. But I am a patient man. Take as long as you need to Lindsey.

    PS...Boylen isn't a big name either! Go Strong!

  • Osgrath Provo, UT
    June 1, 2014 8:36 p.m.

    No final decision has been made yet. There is no evidence that the Jazz favor Griffin over Snyder, or Messina, or anyone else for that matter. I, too, have to wonder about anyone that assumes any hire will be a mistake. I don't so much wonder why they are so negative, but why, given that they hate the Jazz, they are reading, much less commenting on articles about the team.

  • SaltyDog Rexburg, ID
    June 1, 2014 8:07 p.m.

    At this point, i would be happy with either Snyder or Griffin. Snyder has a lot of experience in coaching and has been successful in places and sounds hungry to return and do well and Griffin had glowing endorsements from Lucas III and Ryen Russilo on ESPN. The young guys will ACTUALLY PLAY together with the younger coach eager to prove himself. I just want this to get done hopefully in the next week or so

  • VeraLouise Sandy, UT
    June 1, 2014 3:52 p.m.

    I totally agree with artinnature. One can immediately tell who are the real Jazz fans and who just like to condemn them or couch coach. We as fans need to stand behind them and provide all the encouragement they require. I realize they make the big bucks, but they are human beings nonetheless and are not in there to fail. I trust the powers are doing their homework and will select a capable individual who will want to win as much as they do (and we as well). Hope it happens soon.

  • artinnature Payson, UT
    June 1, 2014 12:58 p.m.

    I have great respect and admiration for most of those being considered to coach the Jazz. Most of those mentioned have very good credentials and the ability to successfully coach the Jazz. I have a hard time understanding the pessimism and negativity of anyone who would proclaim that "Whomever the Jazz pick it will be a mistake." Such a mindset nearly always leads to failure.

  • Brio Alpine, UT
    May 31, 2014 7:52 p.m.

    I'm not sure what this guy has over Quin Snyder. The article yesterday about Snyder has me convinced that he should be the front-runner for the head coaching job.

    However, Messina, the 12 time Europian champion who has won over 75% of his games as a head coach, should also be a top contender with his proven record and experience as a head coach and also recognized as a defensive guru.

    I haven't been able to find out what Griffen has over either of the aforementioned coaches.

  • MrRed Salt Lake City, UT
    May 31, 2014 5:50 p.m.

    Whomever the Jazz pick it will be a mistake.