Another group to work out for the Utah Jazz

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  • Brio Alpine, UT
    June 2, 2014 3:05 p.m.

    @ Morgan Duel:

    I think most people would disagree with you about coach Boylen. He was essentially fired from his U of U coaching job and received no other head coaching offers that I'm aware of. So if a person can't succeed at the college level, how can anyone expect them to succeed at the pro level as a head coach?

    Also, I haven't heard of any other NBA teams with serious interest in Boylen. However, maybe his latest stint under coach Gregg Popovich has improved him enough as a coach to warrant more interest. It's difficult to assess.

    I don't understand why the Jazz haven't pursued Ettora Messina more. He has an impeccable resume, is known as a defensive guru, and has been named Euroleague Coach of the Year multiple times. He's recognized as one of the all-time best, if not the very best, European professional basketball coach.

    He is currently got an ongoing string of league championships with team CSKA Moscow. Players who have played for and/or against him are almost unanimous in their phrase of him. If he has coaching weaknesses, I'm not aware of what they are.

  • Live-In-AZ ,
    June 2, 2014 2:13 p.m.

    Boylen is no Pops, and his hire would only extend the rebuild process. Lindsey and Miller's decisions over the next 60 days will move this franchise one way or the other for a very, very long time. Better bet Larry's looking on, probably ready to reach down and grab some one by the neck. Good luck!

  • Morgan Duel Taylorsville, UT
    June 2, 2014 12:12 p.m.

    The search for a coach will end quickly when the playoffs are finished and the offer to Coach Boylen is made. With a winning record at the U and his experience in the NBA he will end up being a legend in his own time, just like Sloan. Question is can he take what Corbin is leaving him and make something of it this year? Answer, trade everyone except Burke, Burks, Favors, keep Hayward if you can and start over. Add three good draft picks and add to that three good players received from the trades and you have a good basis as a new beginning.

  • Objectified Richfield, UT
    June 2, 2014 11:17 a.m.

    Since, as the article pointed out, most of these players are unlikely to be drafted by anyone at all, it seems the Jazz are spending an inordinate amount of time and money in seeking their solitary last round draft pick, who based on statistical averages, won't make the team anyway. But I suppose there's always the small possibility of finding another Millsap or Matthews out there... though not likely.

    It seems it would be time better spent to first find a head coach who could and would have a voice and input in whomever the Jazz end up choosing in the upcoming draft. This current coach finding process seems to keep dragging on and on.