32 points? 2 straight? Are we still on board the 6-76 futile express?
Truly embarrassing and humbling to the Jazz young players, but look for a
rebound in the next three games. They will play Portland tougher Monday in Utah
and might just sweep Sacramento in the other two games. Good to see Gobert
finally got some more minutes. Evans and Burks had some good moments.
It certainly wasn't the great effort we were hoping for. It seemed that
not one player had that extra energy or spark that it would take to play a team
of this caliber. Maybe all the hype about how good Portland was (and they
showed it last night) took some of the spark out of our young team? Who knows??
Anyway, I feel like it is time to put that one behind us and look forward to
Sacramento. We will have a chance to do better against Portland soon. I still
The preparation for this game by the coaching staff was exposed as totally
inadequate. We at least need a coach that knows the 3 point line needs to be
defended. Perhaps knowing who your best players are would help a little too.
Monday and Tuesday, of this week, the JAZZ looked competitive.Bye-Bye Jabari.Friday night, on the road...The odds of
drafting Jabari look good.Performances like last night make
12-70...seem like a bridge too far.12 and 70 might still be a
Dennis Lyndsey, I sure hope you know what you're doing! I just don't
know how many seasons I can handle losing like this. It's tough. I went to
the Pacers game the other night and there was no excitement in the concourse
before the game. I have never experienced such a lack of excitement and feeling
of dread from Jazz fans. It was horrible. Please make some smart moves and
decisions this summer!!!
From the beginning anyone who knows the game didn't expect much.....It was
obvious that if we took the players we let go after last season and put them out
there against this year's team, they would whip this year's team
rather handily....But then, that's what this program is supposed to be all
about....This team we have is supposed to be learning and getting game
experience.....They are getting the game experience, but are they learning
anything? Hard to tell....It's my opinion that in order to learn, one must
have a teacher....and the individual the Jazz have installed at the
"teaching position" leaves a lot to be desired.They are
still obsessed with "in the paint" basketball....the Sloan legacy....get
the ball to the bigs in the middle....and they try to defend the same
way....Defend the paint....Meanwhile, the other teams are pulling up and
draining three point shots all night long.Corbin is continuing
Sloan's out-dated philosophy....It won't work no matter who they get
in the draft.
B Russ. did you think Sloan needed to take a hike when the Jazz were bombed from
the three point line every year he coached. gehelmke very well put! You've
been watching a while. The Jerry Sloan man on man traditional offense and
defense was deemed out of date the very minute the league started allowing zone
defense. Jerry talked about the fundamentals of old school basketball going
away, and the run and gun defenseless style taking over. Teams that have wide a
open offense with jump shooters and ball handlers, will dominate teams that have
slow set offenses driven by a low post scorer that passes out of the double
Fortydam,You keep saying Corbin runs the same offense as Sloan. That is
simply incorrect. You assume that but he doesn't. I don't know that he
really has an offense. But seriously, listen to the broadcasts on radio or
television and they will tell you it's not the same. I have listened and
watched and heard them say multiple times he does NOT run the same sets. You can
also watch games from when Sloan coached and games now and see the offense has
Would love to bring in a proven, defensive minded coach like Hollins. Anyone?
Well.... Back to reality.
Well, what can I say? What goes around, comes around! Go Blazers! Go Cougs!
The Utah Generals--err, Jazz--just don't seem to care. Portland averages 23
3's a game. Did Utah not know that? Portland usually makes 9.8, but the
Jazz let them make 17. That's lack of effort and energy. As for
the "youth" movement, Portland is a younger team than the Jazz!
You people are crazy if you think a few first round draft picks will suddenlycure the Jazz's historical lack of 3pt defense.
Agreed! Jabari will not resurrect the Jazz into a 1996-98 Jazz team of the
future... It takes a coach! And we don't have him! Even if recruited...
they still have to say 'yes'... They have the 'right' to say
no thanks... He already said no to Utah once... What makes us think he
wouldn't say no twice? Whether the first time is second guessed or not, it
still seems plausible to have him say no thanks! And again.... Russian Roulette
is not the way to go!