I hope Portland is smart enough not to take O'Connor. There are much better GMs
than O'Connor out there. I'm glad we got Wesley Matthews though, us
Blazers fans love him! The best was when Wesley dropped 30 pts on Utah last
take him.seriously, please.
Kevin O'Connor is one of the better General Managers in the league. Too many
fans don't understand the parameters in which these guys (GMs) work under. Free
agent signings, contracts, trades, and restructuring is more complicated that
just fans not getting the player they want from wherever on their team.There is a reason O'Connor is sought after.
I'll GM portland, for 1mill a year.
gdog3finally,I agree with you. I'm not sure why so many fans dislike
O'Connor. I think it stems from not understanding basketball, the parameters of
his position, and not understanding what the limits of being from a small
market. From the perspective of a former college basketball player, I think he
does a fine job. This includes the Deron Williams trade and letting Wes Matthews
go-- it wasn't fun to see these guys go, but it was in the best interest of the
Jazz and logical for the situations. I hear too many fans saying silly stuff
like 'why doesn't he just trade Paul Millsap for Dwight Howard?' Too many Jazz
fans don't have a clue.
take him, maybe he can get Jerry hired back over there to coach that group.Jazz has a weaker coach and much weaker assistants. Not sure what
Corbin learned all those years on the bench
It's amazing what he's done for a small market team-- we have no business being
as successful as we have been (making it to the playoffs as often as we have).
90 percent of the NBA would never come to Utah to play, and yet we still win.
If a GM moves from one team to another, and there's no league around for him to
work in, does he still make a sound?
I hope O'connor stays. This just shows how inferior portland is to the jazz
because they want all our players. They wish they could be us.
President Joker,Seriously?Portland has an NAB title.
Utah does not. Portland has a brighter future than Utah. Portland has deeper
pockets than Utah. Portland has better fans than Utah. Portland has a better
coah than Utah. Portland has all around better players than Utah. Portland has a
nicer arena than Utah. Portland is a bigger city than Salt Lake. Portland was in
the playoffs last season, Utah was not. Portland has Camby, Roy, Aldridge,
MATTHEWS, Felton, Nolan, Batum, Oden, Utah does not. Palyers want to play in
Portland (see Chris Paul's comments), players want to avoid Utah like the
Paul Allen, the owner of the Trail Blazers, obviously isn't bright enough to run
his NBA team by himself. So he has to go to the Jazz and try to steal all of
our players as well as management. It really is annoying.
GoRed,It's not what you, but who you know...a WVC person
of course does not know this.
I think it is funny that Portland fans, or fans of any team, would pretend to
consider another team so lowly, yet still visit the site of a local newspaper to
make negative comments about that team. It suggests that those fans do indeed
consider that "lowly" team a threat, and they somehow feel that by
posting such comments, they can totally demoralize and destroy that team and its
fans, thus eliminating the competition they try so hard to pretend does not
Amen. If have never read a more ridiculous, sophomoric post in my whole life
than PTB's response at 12:25. How old are you?
You forgot one.......Portland has more felons than Utah
Portland Trail Blazers Sandy, UTIf Portland is so great...why
don't you go there to live.P.S. If Kevin needs a letter of
reference, I would be happy to help out.Maybe you could share a moving van
I have an idea even though it might be crazy. Merge the Jazz with the Blazers,
or call the Jazz a sub-franchise of the Blazers. The way the league is
operating now, the Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami, New York and Boston franchises
are the preferred locations the players want to be anyway. This could include
the Blazers as an option as well, since the owner, Paul Allen could buy half the
league with his assets anyway. We could call the Jazz, the Utah Jazz at Los
Angeles, for instance. That way, the players could live and play in Los Angeles
and be happier with their lot in life. And all the diehard Jazz fans could
follow the team, and actually live in Los Angeles as well. The way this league
is headed, the Jazz franchise is doomed. The owners need to be considering an
option to get their money and move on. What we really need is an NFL francise
in Salt Lake City. That is the only league that has any sense about how a
league should operate in terms of player salaries and competitive franchise
issues that can provide for many teams to compete for a title.
Its funny when Porland fans get on a Jazz website and post things. Come on
buddy you can do better then that. Jazz have one of the best franchises out
there, yes we do not have a championship but we are consistantly a top team
making the playoffs year in and year out.
Take him. It's not about Jazz fans not knowing basketball. It's about the fact
that Kevin O'Connor has not been able to draft a first round pick and keep him
here for a second contract except for Deron Williams. The Jazz have had success
in the second round, but that is because Jerry Sloan had an idea of who he
wanted, not because of O'Connor. This market is obviously a tough place to
attract major free agents. You have to do it through the draft and that is
where KOC has failed.