The prevailing comment in support of Coach Corbin on this and other sites is
that he had to deal with a tough situation all four years, especially in the
last year when all of the veterans were allowed to walk. This is true. After
this decision by management (which ultimately was a very good decision), you
cannot blame Coach Corbin for failing to compile a better record. You certainly
can't blame poor shooting on him, and maybe even bad defense isn't
entirely attributable to him.But the one area where he has to take
full responsibility concerns his PT decisions. This was supposed to be the year
of developing the youth, and developing = lots of PT. To have given so many
minutes to Jefferson, Williams, Lucas, and even Rush (even though the first two
certainly played hard) at the expense of Burks, Kanter, Evans, and Gobert was a
serious and fundamental mistake. To have started the "Foundation Five"
together in only 4 out of 82 games is an extremely grievous error, and
effectively wasted a golden year of development opportunities.In the
one area where he had 100% control, he failed to do what his mission called for.
Well, you can eliminate all the twitter fan comments that talk about Millsap and
Jefferson as some type of option...unless your goal is either missing the
playoffs or becoming and 8th seed/road kill.Proven results. Don't start talking about the D-League teams they are playing on
now. They are both on bad teams.Atlanta finished 6 games under .500
and suddenly Millsap is some great allstar player?Charlotte barely
over .500?Both in the incredibly weak Eastern Conference?Some fans must love eternal mediocrity and average entertainment. Like both
guys but they were taking this team no where.Most top tier teams
seriously decline and then acquire talent and then over a period of a few years
assemble young talent with some vets and they are on their way. The
Jazz are not signing Durrant, LeBron, or CP3 in free agency so the only
legitimate change of getting a star is in the draft and build around
them.....unless you like winning/losing half your games every year...and
strangely some fans seem to be satisfied with that.Yippeee...everyone gets a "participation" sticker!! Gag.
@BosskUh didn't Corbin have Jefferson and Millsap on his team
last season? How did they do carrying the load? Oh that is right, they missed
the playoffs. These are two players that are now supposed allstars but not
until they left Corbins team?The Jazz went young ONLY this season.
What about the previous 2 pathetic seasons? What about the below average
defense of his teams season after season despite alot of different players on
the roster?Coaches are responsibe for defensive schemes and holding
players accountable to actually play defense they are capable of.Why
can Al Jefferson play better defense now vs the seasons he played for Corbin?Did the Jazz show defensive improvement this season from beginning to
end? No they finished last in the league!Corbin did not show the
ability to teach, train, and hold players accountable. Defense is also largely
effort according to players including Al Jefferson himself. So why is Jefferson
willing to make more effort this season than last while playing for Corbin?How many reasons do you need? Stop making excuses for Corbin. Evidence
is in every direction you look.Nice/good guy but poor coach.
Ty Corbin showed what he could do with this group and it was not good enough.
He just wasn't the right person for the job going forward. That does not
mean he may not be the right man for a different opportunity in the future. I
wish him the best, and hope that he can have another opportunity that fits his
skills better. Certainly, this experience has helped him to become a better
coach, but he probably will need some more "seasoning" before he gets
another opportunity to be a head coach.
He needs to take Lindsey with him. He is the author or this shipwreck.
@ET BassHow can you possibly be critical of Lindsey? This was his first
year at the helm. He could have stood pat with last years team that had proven
it was no where near being a contender, or you could start over with the young
lottery picks we accumulated the last few years. I'm glad he made the
choice he did because I was tired of seeing average Jazz teams. But this
decision meant we needed to take a step back and anyone expecting great results
this year was not being realistic. This is going to take some time but being
critical after 1 season is pretty ridiculous. Lindsey needs a couple of years
to pick his draft picks and free agents and coaching staff and see how we do
before you can give him a fair chance. Be patient.
@ET Bass"He needs to take Lindsey with him."You
spelled "Gregg Miller" wrong.