that was the jazz in the 3rd & 4th qrtr? no way. the jazz left staples center at
halftime and were back in SLC well before the game ended.i'm
also handing my resume in to the miller family for the head coaching vacancy
soon to be announced for the utah jazz.
I loved the first 3 quarters, but when the Lakers clamped down, the Jazz rolled
over. I am a die hard Jazz fan but the Lakers in my opinion are going to win
the championship this year and next. Boston is too old and no one else can beat
L.A. I know many Jazz fans will harp on me for this comment, but Kobe Bryant is
the 2nd best player in NBA history. MJ is #1 and Kobe #2. And Kobe is a close
2nd in my opinion. The guy is unstoppable. Wow. I hope the Jazz can have a
good year and keep getting Deron better and add more pieces so that we can have
our chance to shine as well. Congrats to the Lake Show, they are the best in
I hate the lakers 6 points bother me more than the loss
From 6 min left in the 3rd Qtr, the Jazz were outscored 42 - 11. How is that
possible? When they execute, they can play with most teams. The Jazz lack
discipline, get out of their offense and try to play 1 on 5. This is a # 7 or 8
seed at best, let's trade Boozer for someone that can play defense and rebuild
I put the 2nd half on my DVR, but forget watching the ending now after I saw
this headline! Must have been the worst most pathetic effort ever! Let me
guess, it took LA getting up by 15 before Sloan finally figured out he should
probably call a time out? Sounds like a fine bit of coaching Sloan!
Sloan's time is up. 6 point yo must be kidding me?
Same old story, same team performance these guys really have a chemistry problem
and know consistency,will it ever really get better?
Where was deron? 17 pts is fine but when our shots weren't falling why was he
passing up open looks? Intimidation lost this game for us, by the whole team
sounds like a job for another man to help us "overcome the fear"I
guess all of you think that if Avery was coaching tonight we would fall apart,
look scared like little kids running home.
thank Greg and Kevin and Jerry they picked this roster....O Connor will tell you
tomorrow "wait not a healthy roster" it will change when Price and Korver get
The team gave a superior effort for three quarters, but the Lakers are just too
big inside. It didn't help that Fesenko was sick and didn't travel with the
team, and Koufos? Well, throw a guy in for the last four minutes of a rout and
you can't expect very much. Ultimately, it was Gasol who kept the Lakers close
throughout, and the Jazz just ran out of steam. Would Fesenko have played if
he'd been healthy? I would hope so. His presence would have cut down the huge
disparity on points in the paint. Hopefully team doctors gave him some pepto or
something, because Superman is coming and Utah is going to need something more
inside to try and slow him down.Peace out from the Jazz Oracle!
I hoped the Jazz bounced back against the Magic, loosing to a good team like
Lakers are understantable as long as the Jazz did their best
Where to place the blame after this one? 6 pts in the 4th? Their bigs are too
long and skilled for our frontcourt and then they have Kobe on top of that, that
equals a bad match up for us. Regardless of how bad we matchup against them, 6
pts is unacceptable. Where is the heart? Not quite sure what else you can say
about it. I know it happened against the big bad Lakers but Todd, I think now is
the time to hit that panic button.
And how do they find these photos of Okur's defensive prowess? They had the
picture of him blocking Duncan after monday and now he's doing it to Kobe. Why
don't they show a more appropriate picture for the game?
my friend thank you........I would like mr knowledge of REAL the great Fedor to
give his thoughts. Also Snagglepuss would be helpful if he came back.I see this the start of a 8 game losing streak? No of course hope not.
It is not that the Lakers are not better we know they are. My worry is how for
2 years any sign of road adversity and we completely tense up, fall apart and
stop playing. That is a huge concern more than losing a basketball game.I blame everyone yes Jerry should have tried Koustos. Yes, Jerry did
not have a scorer he needed Okur to at least hit a 3 or 2 to stop a 19-0
loss.This is a total team loss not just a head coach.My
question tomorrow...Who will defend Howard and his friends?Maybe
Hymie the robot from Get Smart
I am sorry to report this, I am beginning to agree Chris Paul is a better leader
than Deron. It kills me to say this. Tonight he helped put the team on his
back vs Minnesota and last night vs improved Sacramento.By the way
what did i tell you? Minnesota is (0-2) since beating us
If the Lakers get up by more then 5 or 6 points Sloan needs to immediately call
a time out. Momentum and confidence are major, major factors in basketball!
This was poor game management. Don't allow the Lakers to get on a roll!
Hey CJ you don't need to jack up a shot every time you touch the ball!
Sloan please please please. Then fire O'Connor. The trade Boozer( He is playing
great) but face it he is gonna be gone next year let's get someone for him now
why he is playing great. I love the Jazz and always will and I can live with
the loses if their is effort. One of the funnest years I remember is the year
after Stockton and Malone. They didn't have much talent but busted their butt.
Sloan has lost his fire for the game and you can tell it is effecting the rest
of the team. O'Connor just needs to be gone all he does is sit back and collect
a paycheck. This status quo has got to change, if not I hope the Jazz fans
stage a boycott on at least one game. one game could make a huge difference in
Sorry Robbie you must be a 90's child or the F stands for flunk. Kobe is not
the 2nd best player ever. He is very good but Jordan is so far better than any
player ever to play that it isn't even funny. A little history for
you, you have L Bird, Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul J. Pistol Pete, Wilt
Chamberlain, Bill Russell, Oscar Robertson.Greatest players of all
time not only dominate the game, they raise everyone's elses game to new levels.
Jordan won 6 titles in a row (minus his year and a half off). Bill Russell won
11 in 13 years. Kobe has won one where he was the best player on his own team.
Without SHAC Kobe has one ring.Kobe may be a top 25 player of all
time, but he still no top 10 player in NBA history. Spend a little time
checking out history, before you declare your generational player the greatest
of misery, inconsistency, road games losses and of course, NO TITLE !Long
live to Sloan. He will to coach the Jazz even when he turns gray, and on
Road games + Jazz = big loss
Don't be too down on your team. There's always another day, and I'm sure
Saturday's game will be extremely competitive and physical. At home, your
chances ar real good. Peace.
bad to see utah lose...dont like saying this but kobe is one of the all time
best...surely a top 10 guy...no questions about that...hope we can get into the
playoffs atleast with our injuries mounting
Play Koufos. I repeat, Play Koufos.I repeat, Play Koufos.I repeat, Play Koufos.I
repeaI repeat, Play Koufos.t, Play Koufos. It is ridiculous, he has size,
length, athleticism, skills, heart, things that we need to see and use. it is
unbelievable that we have a guy with this much to help us, and we let him sit on
the bench. Unbelievable.
You really couldn't expect any thing less. The Jazz have only beaten San Antonio
and Portland with a winning record. The rest of their wins are against losing
teams.Look for the Jazz to lay an egg tonight and then beat the Lakers on
Saturday.The Knicks are winning so that pick might not be that good. What
a horrible scenario for the Jazz.
This was a new low. The really sad part of this game was that you can expect
more of it not only this year and next year. The time for Sloan to retire was
2007. But there's nothing wrong with the players- other than they can't stay
healthy. Or play defense. Or stop star players. Or shoot threes. Or can't win on
the road. Or...
PLEASE TRY AND IMPROVE OUR TEAM. MAKE A TRADE!!!!!!!!
Have the Jazz ceded the title to the Lakers?
A fun hypothetical: can anyone beat the Nets while shooting 34%?
the jazz faced adversity, they handled it well for three quarters, it wasn't
like the lakers didn't try to go on runs in the first three quarters, the jazz
had responded with baskets, and had answers in the first three.at the
start of the fourth, sloan should've made it a point to get boozer some easy
buckets, boozer didn't have it going and the jazz should've made sure he got the
ball until he gets going again, instead, boozer was getting shots that were out
of rythym for him.also, ak and korver would've made a difference, maybe
not enough to win, but i don't think the lakers put up 20 unanswered with ak or
korver int he lineup.i still think fesenko can contribute a few minutes a
gameplaying maynor with dwillmight've been something i would've tried to
stop the run, once it had gotten over 10 pt lead.sloan brought in okur,
but he didn't make a difference, so ak and korver could've been rotated in but
they're unavailable, you wonder why no bakcup center with the injuries? comeon
1ST, 2ND AND 3RD QUARTER....WHAT A GAME, THEY WERE PLAYING GOOD "Mano a Mano"4TH QUARTER...What happened??????????We need to trade CJ
Miles, Brewer and Boozer (he is playing good just to be trade to another
team)and get some D that can play with Fesenko.IF WE CAN BEAT SAN
ANTONIO, WE CAN BEAT THE LAKERS!
It was extremely frustrating to watch the Jazz falling apart in the 4th quarter
again. Why is it that they just can't make shots under pressure? Something needs
to change. Otherwise, the Jazz will be remain as just a mediocre team with a
I know why sloan doesn't want to call timeout during the game because he doesn't
know what to talk to his team at that time. He is not the in-game adjustment
concerning the center position,If you think about itmemo should only
play about 20-25 minutes a game, because to maximize his effectiveness, he needs
to have energy to get his shot off.millsap should only play center 5-10
minutes a game, because he can play the position, but hes not a center, so its
not a strategy you won't see win alot of games.boozer shouldn't evev be
included in a rotation and substitution plan for center.so that leaves
about 7-12 minutes of time available, a whole quarter? One quarter, when
whether theres memo or millsap playing, or neither, the jazz aren't effective at
the position? One way to look at it, the jazz jazz seem to be able to play well
for 3 quarters, the three quarters they have a center in the game.
Great game until the boys ran out of gas. Again there not machines. They need
big defensive bodies underneath. Sloan use the 12 hard fouls that you have with
kk, and Fes. Chuck: Again I agree, and I don't think Fess would have
played. Sloan would rather run his guys to death. Fire: Hate to say it,
but I agree. This season is done! Pull the trigger.
Disappointed but not surprized,we don`t have ANYONE who can cover
Kobe,Artest,Bynum or Gasol,they tried,Memo and Boozer tried,they are just
over-matched,plain and simple.As far as kobe,no one was able to slow him,he can
score at will against us.The Lakers toyed with us,turned the fire up in the 4th
and burned us.Williams,Okur,Boozer and Miles played ok...ok is not good enough
against the great teams,Koufos looked big,sloppy,clumsy,out of shape.LA is at
the top,we are 2nd tier team at best
LOL @ Jazz 28 to 6 in the 4th!Jazz fan = Ute Fan = a loss
@todd-it might be time to shake up the roster, boozer could be traded, because
as long as sloan is coach the team is going to play like this, what do you
think?@fdr-who do you think the jazz could get in a trade for
boozer?i'm going to implement my new substitutiona nd rotation
planmemo plays 5-7 minutes to start, millsap comes in and plays
center for about 5 minutes, sub in fesenko and boozer out. fesenko to start
second, millsap stays in and plays pf, sub out fesenko sub in okur, sub out
millsap, sub in boozer, end of half,
Grab your pitch forks, "fire everyone and gut the team!" Good grief. Reality check: The Jazz were 8 of their last 10, and lost on the road to the
best team in the NBA. I thought Sloan's post game analysis was spot
on: "We have to learn to stay within what we are trying to do. You
can’t go out and play street basketball against this team. They will
annihilate you."Laker defense clamped down in the 4th, exactly when
the Jazz sat Deron, and the rattled Jazz lost confidence in their offense and
ran it halfheartedly, and resorted to street ball. That was more or
less Phil Jackson's take on the game as well:"That was an amazing
quarter. We were able to apply some pressure, and they gave Deron a rest. They
subsequently got tougher shots, 24-second violations, turnovers, and things
happened for us. I think once that happened, it became like an avalanche."In Q4, Boozer had 3 shots, none in the paint. Okur had 1
shot in Q4, not in the paint. The guards DOMINATED the ball, froze
out the bigs, and everything deteriorated into street ball.
Is it just me or did Sloan look completely confused and disoriented every time
the camera zoomed in on him?
Nothing Jerry could have done when you start klanking shots from
outside,completely get out of your game plan,nope this one is on the players and
I doubt if 10 timrouts would`ve changed that,oh as for Koufos he looks BIG and
I'm a fan trying really hard to get back into watching this team. I didn't miss
a game last year, and so far this year I've missed a couple, just due to the
enigmatic, two-faced nature of this team. Last night was so annoying, the way
the Jazz pushed so hard for three quarters, and then in the fourth quarter just
started settling for jump shots and not taking it to the Lakers anymore. I think
the Jazz could stick with the Lakers for a full game if they would take the ball
to the basket the way they were earlier in the game. In that 4th quarter, it
looked like a college team (Jazz) in a half court set trying to pick at the
defense. THAT DOESN'T WORK IN THE NBA. The ball needs to move and you need to
get a good shot! The crap shots that the team took in the first few minutes of
that quarter doomed the Jazz. Terrible quarter.
We need someone to get to the free throw line in the 4th quarter to break up the
Lakers run. We have no leader. You can't shoot 20 jump shots when they obviously
aren't falling. Deron! Take the ball to the rack and either draw a foul or a
charge! Anything but 20 straight jump shots!
One defense of Sloan: He did call a time out after the Vujakic 3 with about 9
minutes left. Sloan does however get blame along with everyone else
involved in the 4th quarter. I would put more on the players though. To score
only 6 points is more about heart than any adjustment a coach can make. A few
hard drives to the basket for some ft's would be a good start.One
positive from the game, Fisher went scoreless didn't he?
Fair weather fans can be a blight. Jazz played without their highest paid
player, if you take away Kobe to even it out we would win. Insert Harpring to
spank them and the Lakers would have been crying in front of their own fans.Why all the complaints? Seems to me we have the Lakers 3/4 of the way
figured out. We get them again this week and most likely in the playoffs so we
are gaining (I hope).Lakers improved when they got Artest and the
Jazz improved when Boozer came back. Odom and Gasol make the Lakers nearly
unbeatable, we had our chance and sad for the Lakers we get another chance.Signs of immaturity would be crying and calling for coaching and player
trades after getting whipped by the biggest of the bigs. One reason the season
is so long is to get teams to come together and play at an NBA level. The
Lakers have been doing that since the return of Gasol, the Jazz are still
figuring things out but that is no reason to pitch the baby out with the bath
water.Fez and Koufous would have been killed in the game
I hate the LakersI think their team is classlessI think their
orginaization is classless I think their fans are classlessOk now victims line up and whine
What no love for the super stud rookie today? Maybe all that praise went to his
head. Gotta laugh about all the fans that think Matthews is the second coming.
All I saw last night was a lot of running around and throwing up a wing and a
prayer 12 times. He did connect twice tho. Where are the rookie lovers now
that he showed why he wasn't drafted?
The Jazz had no anwser for the matchup zone defense the lakers threw at them it
causes alot of problems Even tougher with 3 7 footers on the floor. It is the
same matchup Lute olsen ran at ARIZONA AND UNLV ran under TARK.Also you
cannot run the flex offense if the defense is switching on every screen. You
have to screen you own man so he cant switch.Hopefully the Make the
adjustments and Make the adjustments for saturday.The Laker just kep
pushing on offense. The jazz played to protect there lead. What a change in the
game.It happen alot at all levels
The problem with taking the ball to the rack when the jumpshots aren't falling
is that the lakers don't respect our outside shooting to begin with and they
back in the middle with their two seven footers forcing us to shoot jumpshots
that we obviously can't make. But, I agree something needs to change. That
fourth quater was awful!!!
All you guys blaming Sloan.Wasn't it Sloans system that basically
had the game within two points going into the 4th quarter?Yes it
was.Then we all watched as our PLAYERS settled for jumper after
jumper after jumper after jumper after jumper.Our supposed leader
Deron Williams comes on and shoots how many shots in the 4th? 2!!!!!How many drives to the basket did he make and try to get to
the line?These PLAYERS are successful when they do what they are
told and when the PLAYERS sell out and play selfish jumpshot and defenseless
basketball they are reduced to a gutless pile of rubble.That said
lets put things in perspective.Nobody in this league (this season)
can even come close to matching up to the Lakers in a 7 game series.That just puts us in the same boat everyone else is in.Lets all
hug and get used to the reality.Lakers rule...for now.
Have you ever watched a cat play with a mouse? If you saw the Jazz play the
LAKERS last night you have seen it. The Jazz were gobbled up in the fourth. It
was as simple as that. I had a sense that the Lakers were just coasting for
three quarters to keep things even and the game going for the fans. this always
happens when the Lakers play the Jazz. Lets watch it happen again Friday. Lets
see when they decide to demolish their inferior opponents.
We got beat because L.A. is simply better than we are all the way down the
roster. Even D-Will was bothered by Farmar in the second half. We won the
first half, L.A. won the half that counted. We have to try harder not just
trade players. Boozer has really been working hard on his whole game. Give him
some credit. To the fellow who said Kobe is the second best
player ever, I would say to take a look at history. Even looking at guards,
have you ever heard of the 'Big O' Oscar Robertson who averaged a triple double
in one full season? Kobe has never won without a significant cast of other
greats around him. He had Shaq, now Gasol. Kobe is a great player but not
second best. Magic Johnson - Jerry West - Kareem - Wilt - Russel - Baylor - to
name a few. Go Jazz. Win tonight and Saturday.
You hate the Lakers so you think their classless. The fans on the posts can be
idiots but so can Jazz fans. You are just a jealous fan who knows you will never
win a championship. I used t hate the Jazz with Stockton and Malone but I
respected them something you could never do.
I haven't checked yet, but I bet the Jazz had more turnovers than points in the
4th qtr. Great defense by the Lakers caused 3 shot clock violations, and the
Jazz folded like a cheap wallet...GO LAKERS...12 straight after we slap the Jazz
again on Saturday!
There is no question about it Fes and Koufos need to be developed. ( That means
by playing.) We lack defensive power in the paint especially after our little
big men are tired in the 4th quarter. Why can't Fes and Koufos get a few minutes
during the game so our regulars have a little fresher legs going into the 4th
quarter? Change it up a little, show them the bigs once in a while, change some
shots. Good grief Jerry whats up?
"Hey CJ you don't need to jack up a shot every time you touch the ball! "Best comment of the day. The team shoots 33%. CJ shoots
50%. He should have jacked it up every time he touched it. Houdini you are
Sloan needs to play our two young bigs and help them develope. Boozer has been
playing great but he can't play effectively against tall,long PF's & C's like
the Lakers have. He looked totally overmatched against Gosol & Bynum. The same
thing happens against Garnett and Howard. Anybody long,& athletic Boozer
struggles with. It is frustrating to see Sloan continue to sit Fes and KK and
not develope them when their development is what the Jazz need. Sloan has got to
learn how to develope young players and still try to win. He is so concerned
about winning that he is afraid to put the young bigs in the game. It will pay
off in the end if he will play the young bigs and let them develope. Okur needs
to play PF against the Lakers with Fes in at Center. The Lakers are just too
tall and long for Boozer and Milsap. That equals no inside game and too many
forced shots, outside shots, forced passes = fast break or easy pts for the
CJ's stats:14 points6-12 from the field2-6 from
Downtown5 Rebounds (yes that is correct)1 Assist1 Block0
StealsMatthews stats:7 Points2-12 from the
field0-3 from downtown4 rebounds (That's 9 between the 2 of them)0 Assists0 Steals0 Blocks
Jazz Cop-that sub scenario is good, the trade scenario even better but Bosh
would be the best bet because he is getting frustrated in Canada."Sloanaholics" I think no one here blames Jerry completely for the loss, it
was on everyone together as a family that boarded the plane and coming back.Koustos will never get better if he plays garbage time and the point is
you have to try and negate that length somehow..WHat is
upsetting Sloanites is the way this team falls apart and has no answer on the
road. The fact is Jackson calls timeout down 8 rips the players and they
immediately with incredible response.Does your man have the same
inpact and do the Jazz ever play like possessed like that defensively?Why not?
Yo Jazz Fan, lay off the coolaid. I'm a Laker fan, but I root for the Jazz as
well. I think you have to give props to the Jazz. They were doing well for 3
quarters and just simply fell apart. It happens. It has happened to the Lakers
as well (three times this year at least), but you don't see Laker fans calling
for the head of their coach or players. Jazz fans are sooooo tempermental. You
have to give the team time and recognize that the Lakers are just bigger and
faster up front. I can see that the Jazz are quicker at the 4 and 5, but that
the Lakers have Kobi. It would be tough to beat the Lakers and would take a
massive effort. If you're facing one very tough week, wouldn't you want to save
it for home? I would. I hope the Jazz rebound and I even hope that they beat the
Lakers. Of course, Jazz fan will still be fickle, but somethings never change.
Look at the Lakers 3 years ago. Who did they have-Kobe, Odom, a young rookie
center Bynum, now look- They have 5 players that could start if needed that no
one in this league could touch. Start Kobe @ PG, Artest @ SF, Odom, Bynum, and
Gasol up front, wow what a team. How did they do it? Gasol was given to them,
and Artest decided he wanted to get a ring and Houston got nothing. 2 great
players for nothing, how do they do it? I guess it really doesn't matter but I
guarantee you all that this team is unbeatable barring any severe injury bug. It
hurts to say that but just look and wish we could be so fortunate.
Did you watch the game? lots of our players were throwing up " a wing and a
prayer" why pick on only Matthews ? you sound like "miles"
Sorry if this is a repeat, it wasn't clear if it took my comments last time.For those obsessed with blaming someone, at least blame the right
someone(s). Check out the shot chart for Q4: BIGS: 0/5Boozer:
0/3, no attempts in the paint.Okur: 0/1, no attempts in the paint.Millsap: 0/1, no attempts in the paint.GUARDS: 1/9Matthews:
0/6, 2 attempts in the paint. Williams: 1/2, no attempts in the paint.Brewer: 0/1, no attempts in the paint.In Q4, the Jazz as a team
were 1/14, with only 2 shot attempts in the paint.What is worse, the
bigs weren't getting the ball, much less getting the ball in the right places to
be effective.The main culprit was rookie point guard Wes Matthews,
who had NO ASSISTS in 33 minutes of play, and who took more Q4 shots than
Boozer, Okur and Millsap combined. Matthews played foolishly and
selfishly, and made the Lakers defense more effective than it actually should
Classless is the perfect description of most Jazz fans here. As was expected the
Jazz gave the Lakers a very good game through 3. LA has too much talent and
depth to keep in check most games. Playing Sloan's system kept you in the game.
It's when you got out of your game you lost- turning a great and very winnable
game into a laugher. You've got us again at home in a few days and I'll predict
you bring us down to earth in that one. I still say you've got a solid team and
are certainly much better than an 8 seed. I think you should be a 3 seed but
will get about a 5.
Saying we had the lAKERS for the first three quarters is sadly mistaken. They
were just playing around with us. When it came time to finish the game they took
us to the street. Sloan was clueless. Jackson who sits there with an amused look
is decorated with Championship Ribbons!!!!!
All of the so called pundits that reap praise on Sloan are crazy. Sloan does
not know how to be creative, inspiriing or be efficient. CALL A FRICKEN TIME
OUT YOU FARMER. Sick of wasting my time with these Sloan-O'Connor teams....the
two of them should be fired...Who thinks Okur can guard anyone? Our one
advantage, Williams never attacks the whole game, he just sits back doing
nothing. We ought to ask for our money back from Millsap and the useless always
injured Kirilenko....Kirilenko gets injured more than Oden or Camby...What a
waste of a 100 million dollars..Our only chance would have been Fesenko,
but of course the Jazz geniuses would not have played him.
It's funny how people call Kobe just a "Good" player because (at this time) he's
not the in the TOP 5 OF ALL-TIME. That in and of itself, speaks volumes to such
logic. The only 2 players before MAGIC and BIRD that get included in the top
ten conversation are WILT & RUSSELL. TOP 10 (by position 1 & 2nd
team)PG. 1. Magic 2. StocktonSG. 1. Jordan 2. BryantSF. 1. Bird 2. Dr. JPF. 1. Russell* 2. MaloneC. 1.
Kareem 2. Wilt* Russell really was a PF. But if he were to be
placed in center position he would be 3rd. And Duncan would be second best PF,
while Malone would be 1.THERE IS NO SINGULAR "BEST OF ALL-TIME".
They are all greats. Once one reaches this level of "greatness"- it's just a
matter of preference.
with a small line up. HOU showed how to beat LA last year in the playoffs. Maybe
Sloan should have watched some film? He does not have Brooks and Scola. But he
gets paid 5+ million to come up with something that works better than his same
old tired system that the Lakers know how to defeat with little effort. The problem is with Sloan and the organization. They put this team
together and insisted that it was a world beater. They had to know it could not
beat LA. This is what you get from "Continuity". The team last year
could not win on the road and could not beat LA. Why would it be any different
this year. The whole organization from Sloan up is afraid (refuse)to
make the changes that have to be made. Sloan and his system can beat
weak teams (most of the time) but they consistently lose to good defensive teams
because Sloan's system can't consistently beat good teams. I am sick
of losing. Losing needlessly. Dump Sloan and move on. He is an cement collar
around the team. He can be replaced with an innovative coach who
I hate the jazz
Sloan always complains when the team loses it is because they did not run his
system and started playing street ball. No body in the media will
call him on it. The Jazz stop running the system because it stops working when
the LA defense stop it from working. Sloan did not give them plan B
to fall back on so they only have their own improvisations. Sloan
only has one approach. He knows it does not work against good teams if they play
inside defense. However, he is not about to make a plan B that could win games.
He will insist on losing if he can't get his system to work. It is
always the players fault. "They did not execute". Well when the system fails (as
it often does) then what are the players supposed to do? Sloan won't call a time
out. He has no adjustment to make as he has no alternative plan. I
have never seen an organization as deeply in denial as the Jazz (well maybe GM).
They delude themselves into thinking all is well and they are a good team. You have nothing to lose by replacing Sloan.
It looked like a J.V. team against Varsity in the 4th Quarter. See you again on
Malone ahead of Bill Russel and Tim Duncan? Ummmm.....NO
The LAKERS toy with the JAZZ and then b slap them in the 4th Q.The
JAZZ are simply a B LEAGUE team.GAME OVER.
Lakers will win this year as well....Kobe & Company.....wrecking Crew
the reason we hung in there 3 quaters we hit the out side shots. most nights cj
is good for 2 shots then misses 6 before being yanked. last night he kept them
in the game but 4 quater missed but kept shooting mathews hit nothing and sloan
said mathews is the best defender NOT . if we could hit the outside shot we can
play with anybody but we caint. if boz plays anybody any good he is shut down.
there is a reason why most teams have 2 7 footers . lakers have three. we had
Sloan has no answer to the LA match up zone because he chooses to not create
one. He has 20 years of NBA coaching experience and has seen every defense and
know how to break each one. Adleman knows how to attack LA. The
front line of Hayes, Scola and Battier can't be better than Millsap, ?, and AK.
The ? is the problem. Even if Boozer plays C instead of Millsap. Utah should be
able to do what HOU does to LA.I give Boozer credit for trying but
the Sloan system is not capable of beating LA (except on rare occasions). DWill is not as fast as Brooks but both he and Brewer are fully capable
of attacking LA inside if there is enough space (no outside shooting). Some rag on Mathews for shooting outside in the 4th but if you CAN'T score
inside you have to open up the inside. Sloan set up the players for defeat by
not creating a game play that had a prayer of beating LA. Look at
Adleman's game plan. Utah can implement it. Fire Sloan it is
5million well spent.
How could they score only 6 points in the fourth quarter? A freakin' high school
team could have done that well!
WHY DO THE JAZZ NOT PLAY THEM??????????WE NEED MORE SIZE AND MUSCLE
INSIDE.We have 6'8" Paul Millsap guarding 7' plus Pau Gasolthat
Go ahead and try Adleman's game plan, he hasn't ever beaten LA in any meaningful
series.Sloan is not your problem. He's your advantage. LA is just loaded.
How pathetic is that. An NBA team who is supposedly comprised of "Professional
Players", being totally intimidated by another team. I don't care if it is the
Lakers. I live here in SoCal and I listen to ESPN radio, (who is all lakers) all
of the time.If the Spazz had half the determiantion and half the
confidence as the Lakers, they would be a 100% better team.Yes, I am
a very disappointed Jazz fan.
" "Sloanaholics" I think no one here blames Jerry completely for the loss, it
was on everyone together as a family that boarded the plane and coming back."Well Todd, read the comments on here and you can see that everyone is
dying to blame Sloan for the loss. I am glad that you realize this one just
isn't on him. The players got hit in the mouth and didn't respond. I don't care
how good the Lakers are (and they are really good), you have to fight back.Also, to everyone saying Jerry needs to call a timeout, he did and it
did nothing, in fact it got even worse after the timeout. And to say Phil
Jackson called one and look what happened, well they have Kobe who will take
that challenge. By the way, anyone who has watched Phil Jackson teams knows that
he has the same philosophy as Sloan on timeouts, he likes his players to play
through the trouble. Problem is our players don't respond to either.
Utahan's cannot face the facts, they are just not that good. They live in a
bubble of excuses. They swear by Utah and BYU football, they swear by the jazz.
Face it People, the jazz are not good!!!
I am blind and count the radio to listen to the Jazz games. I have no idea who
has the ball, who scored, what the ball movement, etc. Locke does not even do
the comercial so I can understand what he is saying. Thanks to Hornacek I have
some semblance of the game.
couldnt have done any worse.
Why does Jazz brass have the audacity to keep the status quo and never attempt
to try and bring a championship to Utah? I think O'Connor and Sloanneed
to walk the plank and be fired.
@Street Ball, Answer & other "Fire Jerry" guys...I don't want to
offend anyone, but perhaps you guys ought to take some more time to actually
learn what the Jazz are trying to do offensively before you criticize it. The Jazz don't need a "plan B," because plan B is built into the
offensive system. If one thing is taken away, then other things are supposed to
be available and the players are supposed to take advantage of those things.
Sloan is right when he says the players need to execute it. I too am
a HUGE fan of Rick Adelman's offensive coaching. In 17 full seasons of coaching,
he only had 2 losing seasons, and were it not for him continually running into
Phil Jackson's buzz saws, he would have more to show for his career I'm sure.
What people are overlooking in this loss... Is that for
once, it wasn't the Jazz defense on the road that floundered, but their offense.
That's actually a good thing because once they get Matthews
straightened out, it should do fairly well.
I'm just curious as to who Jazz fans think would do better as coach in Utah? The
best thing your franchise has going for it is stability at the head coach
position. The problem is you do too well and don't end up with great draft
picks. Being a smaller market you don't have the revenue or location to bring in
the better free agents.
Asking who would be a better coach than Sloan is like asking who would be a
better play by play caller than Locke. Answer: anyone you can actually
understand. My personal pick for replacing Sloan? John Stockton. I can't think
of any Jazz favorite that knows the mental aspects of the game and what it would
take to get us to the top.
Is This? PLAY FES AND KOUFOS JERRY or we will do what ever it takes to get you
fired. We've had enough and we can't stand your egotistical, bias, idio
syncrecies any longer. WE NEED A COACH!!
Now I'm not blaming the refs, but from the first few zero contact calls that
sent Kobe to the line, to the no calls of the Lakers draped all over Jazz
players, it became evident where we were playing. I watched and froze the
picture on my DVR of the first call against Matthews on Kobe. At least a foot of
air between the players with the ref looking at the same angle, waiting to blow
the whistle when the shot rimmed out. The ref that went to prison for fixing
games has said the problem is more prevalent than known. 19 to 31 fouls give me
a break! I'm sorry but it's getting a bit like pro wrestling. You guys that
preach Kobe is the greatest or second behind Jordon need to acknowledge that
these guys get an extra step, grab, hold, walk, palm the ball, and go to the
foul line if anyone gets around them. Combine that with 35 to 40 shot attempts
gives them a huge advantage. The Jazz never had a chance!
Good observations Miles. Soon all the C.J. smack talking know it alls will be
There are no answers people. Lakers are bigger, stronger, faster, smarter.
Koufos can barely stumble and Fez needs oxygen after a trip up and down. The
Jazz are probably about the 10-12th best team.
Good coaches have jobs. Former superstars- I consider Stockton one- don't
necessarily pan out as good coaches. Look at Bird, Magic, MJ, Isiah Thomas.
Their coaching careers were less than stellar, yet they knew the mental aspects
of the game. They expect out of their players what they would put into it, and
they don't usually get it. That's what separated them from the others during
their playing days.Be careful what you ask for. You might end up
with a guy that won't take you anywhere but will piss off your superstars and
lead them to demand a trade.
At least the whole game could've been as competitive as the first three
quarters, thats all that matters, make some buskets whens they do, thats all.
to win any games with cj. mathews. manyard. shooting the ball every time they
touch it. but caint play kufus and fes because ? make too many mistakes . out
of shape. but stick those 3 in and give them the green light. sweeeet
AND WHAT DID YOU EXPECT WHEN THE PLAYER OF THE WEEK CAN'T PLAY 'D'?
Hates the Lakers because when you play the Lakers you also have to play against
the refs. The officiating was all Love for the Lakers last night. Until Kobe
is out of the League you can almost pencil them in the finals because of Stern's
love affair with Kobe "the rapist" Bryant. And until Sloan is no longer the
coach of the Jazz we won't see the Jazz play for a title. Sloan had and I
repeat HAD an effective system. But he doesn't have the fire and passion to
coach any longer. He is slow on his subbing and his strategy is laughable. He
doesn't develop players he makes them rot on the bench until their love for the
game is gone. By the way MAYNOR is awful beyond awful. He had a few fluke
games but he is probably the worst shooter the Jazz have ever had. He is a
Jason Hart/Brevin Knight clone.
back 3 games,we`ve lost 2 of them,bottom line Miles is a loser
I am not sure why we are all surprised at what happened in the 4th. This team
does not have what it takes to win on the road. Last year and a recent loss at
Minnesota give evidence to that. I am a Jazz fan, but am so disappointed. This
is just more of what we saw last year. There is no reason to be excited about
this team.Sorry, just calling it how it is.
there really is no chance for the Jazz to ever expect to beat the Lakers with
the current roster. If you could pick up one legit shot blocking center then
they have a chance but not before that. The Lakers are just that much better
than the Jazz. Utah has to play their best game and hope the Lakers aren't
playing as well as they did last night to have a chance. The Lakers are better
definitely, but one piece to the puzzle could put the Jazz on that level.Remember the Alamo!!!!
is a bum! Trade him and Miles
I'd have to agree with the disaster of Maynor and Matthews trying to prove
themselves and show their stuff. They've both had a few good outings, but still
very green and won't be consistent for some time yet. They got too much build
up from the press now they think they are hotshot regulars. Hopefully Ak and
Korver will be able to insert some stability soon!
Wesley Matthews thinks he is in tight and can do no wrong. Since when is a
player allowed to throw up shots at will every time he touches the ball. It was
sad to see him try to be a star! All those interviews and publicity have
overhyped him and he's believing it!I have one word for him "hotdog"! No he
certainly didn't lose the game single handedly, but he didn't help either.
i think that sloan is too old to even care about the game anymore. He really
needs to retire. he wasn't doing anything to stop the lakers run in that fourth
quarter. you would think after a team starts to get momentum you would call a
timeout to cool them off a little bit. the jazz are trying to play through it,
and it showed last night.
Once again Boozer make no difference.What a waste of money.Get a REAL star bigmen, or atleast one that is longer and will play defense.
Some one asked who you would trade Boozer for?I believe last summer
they could have gotten Okafor.and consiuder the the bad signeings
and trades, and the overlooked draft picks,and with lottery picks
this coming summer they would be on the road to a champiomship, or simply get rid of Oconnor, and his horrible drafts and signing,and get someone who can recoginize talent and potential.The
number of players, in just recent history, they have missed out on is
startling,al jefferson and cp, opkafor are a few that come quickly
to mind.And please get rid of sloan,since he is
the most responsible for personal and playing decisions.and
Occe again he shows he can NOT game time coach, he is unable to make
adjustments or inspire the players.he simply has one tool a
his system, and his negative voice, very limited indeed.
Sloan is irreplacable, greater than Jackson, greater leader, better person,
tremendous motivator, tactician, father figure and leader.That
sounds as silly as your logic. "sloanaholic"Unfortunately, what
happens with the Jazz inconsistencies and the perception of excuses why they
will never go anywhere is simple "the fans (except my adminstration and I will
add Sokol who I have not seen inawhile--welcome back) ALLOW IT AND REFUSE TO
TELL TRUTH TO GREG MILLER.I guarantee, if I lived in Utah, I would
have a very and I mean very high profile and get this issue out much more openly
than is being hidden under the covers now.
They have one big run where they go unconscious," he said, "and they did that
again tonight."--Deron WilliamsIt was more about the Jazz than the
Lakers. Jazz 2-18 in last quarter, Lakers 7-22. 7-22 hardly unconscious.