still wondering why lionel hollins isnt considered....took memphis to the
playoffs twice with 50 something wins...established a good system...great
D...and a grind out offense...
Oh...And the mystery candidate is either Shaun Bradley or Mark Eaton...or both!
I don't think it will be Dantley, nor Brad Jones. Also don't think
Ivaroni, Malone or Stockton will be the coach either. And none of the bigger
names would deign the notion of living in SLC. I would not mind seeing
D'Antoni, MacMillan or Hollins come to town. And maybe Messina could be a
pretty good fit also. However, more than likely, it'll be a
"has-been", a "no-name" or anther loser.
If they can talk Sloan into coming back, the job is his.
"The Jazz don't just hire a coach; they marry a coach." That is a
great quote. As a long time Jazz fan, I have been spoiled by our coaching
history. After the short stint with Tom Nissalke, the Jazz had a total of two
coaches over the next 30 years.
My hope for the mystery applicant - Luther Wright!
There is always those few on these boards foretelling the demise of the Utah
Jazz. Pretty sad really. If those same guys would have been spreading their
negativity a couple hundred plus years ago we would just be a Brirish colony now
instead of the greatest country in the world. The Jazz will rise again, but give
them a few years huh.
Thank you Jazz! I would have denounced the Jazz if that had happened!
I am hoping that the "Mystery Candidate" is George Karl, who has a
winning record and has taken a team to the finals. There is a small part of me
that believes it could be Stockton, however, since he is a secretive type, and
it might be his wishes to remain anonymous in the event that a different
candidate was chosen, so as not to "advertise himself" as one seeking to
enter the coaching arena in other markets.
@ Wasatch Al,That is genius!! Just think of the millions of LDS
folk who would no longer be disappointed with the Jazz!!!
Instead of going for ex-player who likely won't have the chops to step into
a position without any real playing experience, why don't we pony up and go
get a Jeff Van Gundy or even a Larry Brown who we all know can actually coach.
Just sayin'...But I agree generally with the one poster above.
This all a painful death of a once-proud franchise. The next coach is most
likely a Captain Smith leading the Utah Jazz Titanic. But if we must, let's
go for a proven product.
Huh, interesting I noticed how Jim Boylen made it to the Big Dance in 2009. At
least he made it there with the Utes once. I don't see the
current head coach Krstowiak making it to the big dance ever, the Utes should be
begging for their old coach back. The way i see it the Utes will
always be mediocre. Always have, always will. Doesn't matter what out of
this world conference they belong to. They are who they are. MEDIOCRE. And Lindsey should cowboy up and hire Boylen, he is the best candidate.
The secret candidate: Roger Reid.
Larry Brown! It'sgotta be Larry or, maybe Doug Moe.
As long as Jazz management continues to take input from Randy Rigby, they will
make the right choice.
This process is starting to look like American Idol. I wonder who will get
voted out, next Wednesday.
I became disillusioned with Dantly after he got destroyed by Sloan in the
playoffs when he worked for Denver. Malone does not strike me as a good head
coach. He had the work ethic and physical capabilities to be one of the best
players ever, but I don't think he has the patience to manage a team. I am
down with the idea of Griffin or Messina. I really really really don't want
Gentry. We might as well rehire Corbin if we want to keep losing.
I can't stand all this speculating on who the mystery man is...... come on
now, it's obviously gonna be Jimmer
Why not. The mystery man is Adrian Dantley.
I have not heard Jim Boylen's name mentioned in any of the open coaching
positions except Utah's. It will be interesting to see if anyone decides to
give him another chance at being a head coach. Meanwhile, it would seem Dennis
should be making a decision sometime soon. Is the secret candidate coming in for
his first interview or have the spirited him into town before?
Regardless of coaching ability on Boylen's part, this shows that Dennis
Lindsey knows a public relations disaster when he sees.
Now I, too, can breath a sigh of relief.
Messina or Blatt?
There is a rumor that there is definitely something going on - that John very
rarely goes to his Dad's bar, but lately has been seen there several times
talking to his Dad. Could it be him?
Who cares, this is such a slow and painful death of a once highly regarding
Amen. Boylen is out.Gentry better be close behind him. We
don't need a proven NBA loser.Who said Karl Malone? Fisher?
Are you deluded?The mystery candidate is.....Brad Jones.
And there was much rejoicing...
Let's hope it's the mystery candidate...unless it's Boylen.
OK, I'll bite! It is either Sloan, Stockton, Malone,----or "Bear"!
I would be happy with any of them!
I hope the secret candidate is someone more exciting.... John? Karl(George or
Malone)? CSKA Moscow? Sir Charles? Shaq? Ostertag? Me?
Bet the mystery man is Marc Ivaroni.
Sorry to here that Coach Boylen is no longer in the mix. My curiosity is up
though regarding this unknown applicant. Who could they be? Possibly Fisher,
or maybe Underwood, or maybe Stockton changed his mind!!
What a relief. Now if Jazz management would exclude Gentry, I could get some
sleep at night.
Michigan State isn't in the NBA.