With all the new faces that aren't used to playing with each other, and so
many road games early in the season, their record is better than I'd
expected.I think they'll make the playoffs, but whether they
advance depends on injury issues and getting used to each other enough.Sure do miss having a superstar to follow.
Um, if you only get 50% on a test it's an F. Of course for Corbin and the
Jazz front office that means half of the games were A's and half of the
games were moral victories which I guess equals out to a B.It's so
disappointing to watch this team which is content with being mediocre and it
comes down from the top. Corbin doesn't expect great things from this
team. I've never once heard him call out his best players for not giving a
good effort, yet nearly every night several players let their guys blow right by
for easy layups. I guess Sloan spoiled Jazz fans by expecting a good effort
every night and holding his players accountable.
Ha ha ha! I think it is so funny that they make reference to driving 10 MPH
under the speed limit in the fast lane. That is exactly how people drive in
Utah.@plyxply--I don't remember Sloan calling out his best
players for not giving a good effort. Is that what makes a good coach? Perhaps
you need to study up on your basketball.... or root for a team where they have a
lot of public drama. We don't need you.
Go to a game and sit where you can hear the coach, Corbin "calls out"
his players all the time. If you expect him to do it in the press your nuts, it
will not happen and it shouldn't happen. Also, to the guy who said .500
winning percentage would be an F, keep in mind the team is graded on a curve
that is dependent on what the rest of the teams do. I would give the Jazz a
solid B- for the season so far.
dustin for those of you new fans Sloan expected a great effort every night from
every one of his players so yes he did call out his players all of the time and
they knew they couldn't get away with a poor effort.You are a great
TV fan I'm sure, and are likely not used to doing whatever it takes to be
successful and you are exactly the type of fan the new Jazz organization loves,
someone who is happy with mediocrity and half efforts.
I would have said that a B- sounds about right. Except for the fact that--the
other night--with Jerry Sloan sitting in the stands, they allowed the LA
Clippers to out tough them, erase a ten point (or so) lead and score about
thirty in the fourth quarter. That dropped them right down to C land. C plus at
best. As far as the tone and comments from the players and coach
Corbin---I don't really take too much from that. How they choose to speak
to the media is probably not the most accurate reflection of who and what they
are--but I certainly could stand to see more fire and passion on the defensive
end when guys on the opposing teams are cruising toward the basket with the
round, orange thing in their hands. Everyone on defense should be made aware of
the fact that they are allowed to try and stop that person (all the time--not
just when the crowd is loudly encouraging them to do so) and no one is going to
accuse them of being mean if they should happen to pick up a foul.
Obvious lack of defense is losing games for the Jazz. I am a casual fan and I
can see that.Like Boozer used to do....just stand around and watch them
score. that is unacceptale for guys being paid well for doing their best.
Best regular season NBA record is 72-10 by the 95-96 Bulls, winning almost 88%.
I guess no team in NBA history deserves an A grade by plyxply's standards.
The top 10 teams in NBA history have an average 80% winning record, so I guess
the best teams ever are only collectively worthy of a B-. Winning 50% is hardly
an F in any sport.plyxply - you are a great fan in your own mind
I'm sure, and are likely not used to making relevant analogies.
You're exactly the type of fan organizations hate - a chronic whiner who
expects perfection immediately and constantly. You should probably just scour
the top 3 teams in every sport, and pick one to cheer for. Make sure
they're in L.A., New York and the SEC, because most other teams have more
downs to go with their ups over the years.Most of us are happy with
a very decent team to follow, that despite some mediocre play gives us glimpses
of potential for improvement and something greater to hope for.Maybe
sports are more fun if you're not like Laker fans who cry if they
don't get a championship every year.
All this bickering amongst us fans is rather silly. It's obvious we all
love our Jazz and want them to perform at a level that we've become
accustomed too...thanks for spoiling us Stockton, Malone & coach Sloan.Bottom line, the Jazz has always been a top notch organization and the
team (including the coaching staff) needs to step it up. I can handle them
losing, as long as they're giving it their all and playing their tails off.
This season, so far, the only one that's been playing hard whenever he gets
on the court has been Demarre Carroll. With so many new faces on the
team, there's gonna be some tough dynamics and it's up to the coaching
staff to figure that out and make it work...and give the young guys more playing
time!!!!And, if that doesn't work, bring back Sloan!!!