Guard Raja Bell cleaned out his locker Tuesday then pronounced his career with the Utah Jazz over, calling the damage ''irreparable'' and ripping coach Tyrone Corbin as ''unprofessional'' because of a lack of communication.
Bell, 35, said his relationship with Corbin is ''fractured.'' Though he has one more year left on his contract that will pay him more than $3.4 million, he wants the team to work out an offseason trade.
''Everyone understands the situation we're in now,'' Bell said. ''When it gets to a point where there's absolutely no communication for months on end, we all know that that's irreparable damage.''
Bell opened the year as Utah's starting shooting guard but saw his playing time diminish. In March, he was sent home from a road trip after a verbal spat with Corbin.
Bell and Jazz brass sat down to air their differences and he started the next game. But another injury set him back, and though healthy, he did not play in Utah's first-round Western Conference series, ...