Fez would gain nothing from this mess. I have watched 3 games so far and it was
a waste of time and also a waste of Jazz money. A week of practice would be
worth more. This summer league stuff is nothing more than a show
case for Euro bound try outs. It does not benefit the real Jazz players in any
way. It is also a chance to get needlessly injured. It is a stupid
NBA ritual that provides little benefit other than to case out potential players
that could be picked up for cheap.
Don't be shocked when he shows up with shiny red nose.
Dumb and dumberer move.I like you Fes but ... not showing up for
summer league was STUPID.The Jazz are one team that values loyalty
and commitment. And you just slapped them in the face.You'd better
come to veteran's camp improved and in the best shape of your life. That's the
only way OConnor is going to forgive your youthful indiscretion.
What is everyone so upset about? CJ Miles proved you don't have to play in
summer league and you can still get a big fat contract.
O'Connor doesn't like what? The organized mass confusion of summer leagues flat
out doesn't benefit anyone other than new rookies, and that just lets them know
what kind of offensive, and defensives schemes they play, which are as old as
the game of basketball. Fess will get more out of his time at home and his
conditioning will be fine if he really wants to be an NBA player. If not he can
bet that the rest of his years are going to be spent in the Ukraine, maybe where
he belongs anyway! I just wish A.K. could resign and go home too, but the NBA
has all of these phony rules and regulations that quite frankly vastly favor the
He was smart not to show up to the summer league debacle. Why would you want to
allign yourself with what looks like a bad group of church league players. If I
was KOC I'd be embarrased to have my team get used by the other rookie teams
Is a freakin joke of a player, I rather have Ostertag
Fez is working with his National team. It is not like he is just staying home.
You need to deal with players working with their countries as well, especially
when it is just a pre-season league that this is.
Summer league is a mess but Fess needs time practicing in our system. Every
minute he can possibly get is what he needs. He still wanders around on the
floor lost not knowing where he is supposed to be. Another week of practice and
games in our system could only help him.He is going to get some
minutes this year since collins is gone so it would nice for him to be prepared
somewhat. He is a big that we will need to produce a quality 10 minutes + a
game if we are going to have any chance.CJ--this essentially is his
3rd season in the league (despite it is actually his 5th). The first two were
essentially no experience when you look at how many minutes he played. Typically it is in the 3rd season that most new players take off and
make the jump to being a decent NBA player if they are ever going to be one.I think CJ realized he got punked last year. With increased minutes his
stats/48 mins ALL DECLINED. Not good. This is the year CJ should
likely "get it" or he never will. Do or die.
Well, I'm unhappy with Kevin O Connor sitting on his hands and doing nothing
this offseason. Almost every team in the west has made a significant trade to
get better, and KOC is asleep at his desk. Fire KOC right now. He
has done nothing in Utah but mismanage the payroll for this heartless roster.
I wish Kevin showed this much emotion, trying to get the Jazz to a "championship
level" then pout because someone missed 5 stupid games being played months
before the regular season.After all "priorities"
I agree with 'Unhappy..?'. It is about time the Jazz management gets it together
and fires this bum. He sits idle and does nothing. We are the only team not
getting better. FIRE KEVIN O CONNOR!!!
Another lame duck off season by KOC. By the time he wakes up everyone is gone.
He needs to resign and I don't mean tomorrow. The people of Utah deserve a
better product then the one they have. Nothing better than an 8th seed and early
exit with the present squad!!
Kevin O Connor needs to go. Or maybe it's Jerry Sloan making all the decisions
and KOC is his little secretary. Either way, the Jazz need change. Fans want
I have seen this song and dance before, and to be quite honest, it wasn't that
good the first time. Fire Kevin O Connor, let Sloan retire, and turn the reins
over to Deron and a new set of running mates.
Totally agree. Kevin O Connor needs to go, as this Jazz team needs change and he
apparently is too incompetant to make it happen.
I love that his is happening. I think now that the Jazz see that Fes is not a
player that needs to stay with the club for years. I think by mid season he is
gone in a trade. Throw in him, Price and CJ for someone. I think your future
will be Koufos at either the 4 or 5. I don't see Fes ever really becoming more
than a 5-8 minute a game player for a different team and Millsap is good but not
a franchise. I would love to see Boozer stay and start along with KK but that
will never happen. My guess is Boozer is gone after this year. so the starting 5
of the future will be Memo, Koufos, CJ(unless he is traded, Brewer and DWill
I'm not a huge Jazz fan, but it seems to me that Jazz fans are disgruntled and
want change. Why would the company - the Jazz - not respond to consumer demands
- the fans - ?
How long do you have? It would take hours
The only explanation needed will be the empty green seats and the dramatic slip
in tv ratings this coming season. It is business suicide to not give the
consumer what they want.
KOC- 86% of loyal jazz fans agree, keep millsap here. Last thing you should
worry about is fes.If you let mansap walk to the blazers- or even the thunder,
they will never forgive you. you do remember the Dantley jersey retirement? we
booed you. we will again.
it would have to be no shows because they have a season ticket base of 14,000,
per the ESPN poll last week people like Sloan and O Connor (why) but have high
doubts regarding the rest of the it, entertainment value, costs and most
importantly "effort to win a title and questioning the players efforts and other
the Jazz system better. However, summer league better not be the Jazz system or
they are a lottery team. I see very little of the Jazz system out there!Fez needs to work on his inside moves. If he learns a couple of good
ones this summer in Europe that helps him a lot more than Summer League. At
least the national team speaks his language. I doubt if the Jazz coaches really
teach him in a way he understands. Much of the problem with Fez is
communication, understanding and language. He knows he has enough talent to make
it but he does not understand what the coaches want him to do. A
different set of coaches could do wonders with Fez. He will be as good as good
as Gortat if he gets the right coaching.
to Fez needs to understand Your arguement is not a good one at all.
You can't be serious. AK and Memo are both form other countries and have
language problems too. Have you heard their post game interviews? Many times
they don't answer the questions they are asked. It is not a communication
problem at all. It is a problem that Fez does not work hard and is happy with
nothing. He doesn't deserve an NMA contract. He needs to be playing in Europe
and not here. KK has so much more potential and is already better than Fez.
Trade Fez along with Price and CJ an then the Jazz will be better. I bet you
would have to offer atleast one of those players along with Fez before anyone
will take it
and boozer, and AK.
Trade all the bums and the overpaid and the no defense players. There are
still good players left (Stoudamire, Hamilton ) Whoever heard of luxury tax for
What the hell is with Jazz fans. You complain about lack of moves and signings.
You have to realize this is Utah. Players dont want to come here. Utah is a
small market and with its public perception few NBA players would come here.
Were not LA or SA. Get over it. How can you complain about a team that makes
the playoffs. Hey maybe if they were aggressive like the Suns they can be just
as successful.. Oh wait they went backwards last year.
that you will be in the summer league! How tough is that?As the
employer, you are paying big bucks. And this "potential" 7" dude just does as
he pleases!!Hey Larry, kick you kid in the butt and direct this team at
and hire todd from santa ana since he thinks he knows everything. Actually as a
true Jazz fan I would not want either to be in Jazz management. Mot in a zillion
years! Charles Barkley is the man! He loves the Jazz and everybody would want to
play where he is present and would not goof around.
Big Bird would make a terrific center for the Jazz. At least more terrific than
past or present centers. Don't mess with the Bird!
are 2 players in the NBA that only the Utah Jazz would want, nobody else would
carry such dead weight as these 2 jewels of the great salt lake
Exactly what is there for FEZ to learn to do in the system?all he
has to do stand out beyond the three point line and yell point out illegal
offenses,oh wait...that was '90s...all Fez has to learn
to do is stand out beyond the three point line.Yeah, great
system, great coaching.
Fesenko really hurt himself and his team by not showing up in the Orlando Summer
league. Since Kosta Koufos broke his finger we had no one else at center so
this would have been an opportunity of a lifetime for Fez. He was disappointed
that his name wasn't called during the playoffs last year but "has he earned
it?" Fesenko decided to stay at home and work with his personal trainer instead
of being a key component of the Jazz Summer League team. He likely with find
himself a candidate for 12th man on the bench if he doesn't want to be a
complete part of the Utah Jazz. My advise for him in the future is "Don't let
another opportunity pass you by."
Fez needs to go! Honestly he didn't show because many of the no names competing
could beat him hands down. He laughs and thinks everything is great, but he
hasn't done much even in the D league.
I agree with everyone who wants KOC to be FIRED!What a mess!Let me see . . .fire KOC & then Sloan! Start over!!!!!
With great concern, I asked Kyrylo to go back and get himself ready in his
homeland. He needs to go back to the start to get himself better. All I can say
is that he got lost here in the states and distracted by everything in Utah.
Like there is much to be distracted by, but it was mainly the lifestyle the rest
of the team was adjusting him to. He is a great player and can be even greater
when he reaches his stride. I must say that I am personally not happy with the
fact that Kyrylo remains in the Jazz system, but then again, everyone has their
reasons...I only wish for Kyrylo to get into a better team system than the one
run by the Jazz. They expect results but the system they have fails the players
before they can reach any results. This is all due in part to the coaching and
management of the team. Its time for a new system or to let Kyrylo go to a play
where he CAN get TIME to play. I wish we would get him in Denver or Minneapolis,
both teams need him.
Trade this guy Fez to Houston. We need a 7 ft. player. I don't give a dang if
this guy does nothing but get 6 rebounds a game and plays defense. We just need
someone to clog the lane next year. That's right, "GO ROCKETS"!