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10 of the most infamous NBA coach-player feuds

One of the unique things about the sport of basketball is how closely players and their head coaches work together. Sometimes the proximity of that relationship forges a bond between a player and coach that can last a lifetime and enrich the lives of both individuals. Other times, it goes completely haywire, such as reports that LeBron James had a large hand in the ouster of David...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Utah Jazz – The Morning Shootaround: Week13

This week’s games: Monday, January 18 – Charlotte Hornets. Time Warner Cable Arena. 12:0o PM MT. Wednesday, January 20 – New York Knicks. Madison Square Garden. 5:30 PM MT. Friday, January 22 – Brooklyn Nets. Barclays Center. 5:30 PM MT Saturday, January 23 – Washington Wizards. Verizon Center. 4:30 PM MT Game of the Week: Utah Jazz vs Washington Wizards The nation’s...
Via TornBySports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Evansville beats Illinois State 66-55

NORMAL, Ill. (AP) D.J. Balentine scored 25 points - his 11th game of 20 or more this season - and Egidijus Mockevicius collared 20 rebounds to surpass the legendary Jerry Sloan on the school's all-time list as Evansville defeated Illinois State 66-55 Friday night. Balentine shot 7 of 17 from the floor and was a perfect 10-for-10 at the foul line. Mockevicius added 13 points, Adam...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Utah Jazz – The Morning Shootaround: Week 10`

This week’s games: Monday, December 28 – Philadelphia 76ers. Vivint Smart Home Arena. 7:00 PM MT Wednesday, December 30 – Minnesota Timberwolves. Target Center. 6:00 PM MT. Thursday, December 31 – Portland Trailblazers. Vivint Smart Home Arena. 7:00 PM MT Saturday, January 2 – Memphis Grizzlies. Vivint Smart Home Arena. 7:00 PM MT Game of the Week: Utah Jazz vs Portland...
Via TornBySports
December 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Utah Jazz: Future looks promising for Jazz

The Utah Jazz began a new era after Hall of Fame and longtime coach Jerry Sloan resigned in 2011. Sloan was the coach in Utah for 23 years. Under Sloan, the Jazz were a perennial contender, despite never winning an NBA title. Sloan’s impact on the Jazz franchise is tremendous, so some rebuilding was done following his departure. Four years later, the Jazz have a young competitive...
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October 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Rick Carlisle, Mavs In Advanced Talks On Five-Year Extension

Rick Carlisle and the Dallas Mavericks are nearing agreement on a five-year extension. Carlisle joined the Mavericks in May of 2008. Donnie Nelson memorably announced in April that he and Mark Cuban regard Carlisle as "our Jerry Sloan." Carlisle is the third longest tenured head coach in the NBA.
Via RealGM
October 26, 2015  |  Discuss

NBA scout thinks Deron Williams is primed for a big year

The Dallas Mavericks took a calculated risk when they acquired Deron Williams this offseason. Although Williams has struggled over the last few years to stay healthy, he's shown flashes of still being the All-Star guard he was with the Utah Jazz. Despite being 31 years old and the West being stacked with point guards, an anonymous scout recently shared his opinions on Williams...
Via Fox Sports
October 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Ex-NBA coaches Jerry Sloan, Tom Thibodeau hang out at Jazz game (PHOTO)

You can take Tom Thibodeau and Jerry Sloan out of the NBA. But you can't take the NBA out of this Tom & Jerry duo. Thibodeau and Sloan were spotted in the stands of a Utah Jazz preseason game on Monday:The photo is appropriately grainy. These are two NBA coaching legends who have dipped out of the public eye, occasionally blessing us with glimpses of their presence at various...
Via Fox Sports
October 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Hall of Fame Coaching Game: Dick Motta, original Maverick and NBA champion

Should an NBA coach be a Hall of Famer simply because he won a title at some point? Consider the example of Paul Westhead, who won the 1980 NBA championship with the Los Angeles Lakers but was pushed out early in the 1981-1982 season. If you were to evaluate Westhead’s NBA career in isolation, it wouldn’t offer a body of work which would point the way to Springfield. The best...
Via Crossover Chronicles
September 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Hall of Fame Coaching Game: Dick Motta, original Maverick and NBA champion

Should an NBA coach be a Hall of Famer simply because he won a title at some point? Consider the example of Paul Westhead, who won the 1980 NBA championship with the Los Angeles Lakers but was pushed out early in the 1981-1982 season. If you were to evaluate Westhead’s NBA career in isolation, it wouldn’t offer a body of work which would point the way to Springfield. The best...
Via Bloguin Best
September 20, 2015  |  Discuss

The Utah Jazz almost toppled Michael Jordan… which offers no comfort

Almost. The word often speaks to excellence, but it ultimately weighs down the heart and the soul of any competitor. Spill your guts in a four-hour tennis match, gain match point, and almost win. Play the heavy favorite into overtime in an NFL playoff game… and almost pull off the upset. Take Michael Jordan to the brink of… well, the brink… and almost force a Game 7 in two...
Via Bloguin Best
August 26, 2015  |  Discuss

The 1975 Western Conference Finals – Where the Magic Began

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is Part 2 of a 3-part series telling the story of the 1974-75 Golden State Warriors. Part One  was an introduction to the improbable dozen men who came together to win an improbable championship. Part Two is the story of the 1975 Western Conference Finals, when the Warriors beat the Chicago Bulls in seven games. They didn’t win four out of seven, they won...
Via Bloguin Best
June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

The 1975 Western Conference Finals – Where the Magic Began

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is Part 2 of a 3-part series telling the story of the 1974-75 Golden State Warriors. Part One  was an introduction to the improbable dozen men who came together to win an improbable championship. Part Two is the story of the 1975 Western Conference Finals, when the Warriors beat the Chicago Bulls in seven games. They didn’t win four out of seven, they won...
Via Crossover Chronicles
June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

2014-2015 Season Obituary: The Utah Jazz Improved A Great Deal… And Must Now Confront The Cutthroat Landscape In The Western Conference

In the 162-game baseball season or the 16-game NFL season, an improvement of just over 10 games cannot be compared. Such an improvement is titanic in the NFL, comparatively modest in baseball. In hockey, 10 more wins in a regular season could mean something hugely significant, but with overtime and shootout losses counting for a point, a plus-10 win differential from the previous...
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April 13, 2015  |  Discuss

2014-2015 Season Obituary: The Utah Jazz Improved A Great Deal… And Must Now Confront The Cutthroat Landscape In The Western Conference

In the 162-game baseball season or the 16-game NFL season, an improvement of just over 10 games cannot be compared. Such an improvement is titanic in the NFL, comparatively modest in baseball. In hockey, 10 more wins in a regular season could mean something hugely significant, but with overtime and shootout losses counting for a point, a plus-10 win differential from the previous...
Via Bloguin Best
April 13, 2015  |  Discuss

5 Chicago Bulls Whose Careers Ended Too Soon

In sports, injuries are as much a part of the game as the rules they’re played by. Too often, stellar seasons and careers are cut short by the most unfortunate of universal truths– sooner or later, bodies break. Some enjoy longer periods of success than others, but no matter if a career is 10 years or two— if a player isn’t fortunate enough to leave the game on his own terms...
Via Sports Mockery
November 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Jazz News: Utah hires Quin Snyder as head coach

From 1988-2011, the name "Jerry Sloan" was arguably as synonymous with the Utah Jazz as names like "Karl Malone", "John Stockton" and "Deron Williams".However, Sloan unceremoniously resigned midway through the 2011-12 season, and the Jazz have struggled to find an identity since. Sloan's replacement, Tyrone Corbin, led Utah to a playoff berth later that year, but the team has since...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
June 07, 2014  |  Discuss

20 days Before the Draft and Still a Million Questions for the Utah Jazz.

#56849545 / gettyimages.com We are now 20 days away from the draft with just as many questions for the Utah Jazz. From what we as fans hear we are narrowing in on the coaching search. At last word there were four top candidates that have been called in for second interviews. Alvin Gentry current assistant for the L.A. clippers. But I’m also hearing he is a Finalist forthe  Cleveland...
Via TopSportsReport
June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Will John Stockton be the next coach of the Utah Jazz?

It has been reported by espn along with other sources that the Utah Jazz will reach out to John Stockton in there search for a new head coach. This creates a whole new set of questions for us, the Jazz fans.Will he except the invitation to interview? Is he qualified to coach an NBA team? Is this just a courtesy call on the behalf of the Jazz? Or was Tyrone Corbin just a fill in coach...
Via TopSportsReport
May 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Jazz to contact John Stockton about coaching team

The Utah Jazz finished last in the NBA’s Western Conference this season with a dismal 25-57 record. What better way to revitalize a once-dominant franchise than to hire one of its all-time greats as head coach? That seems to be the mindset of Utah’s ownership, which plans to reach out to Jazz legend John Stockton to gauge his interest in becoming the team’s next head coach...
Via NESN.com
May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Lottery Season Report Card: Utah Jazz

The Jazz didn’t win a lot of games, but set themselves up for a bright future. Oh, how easily success fades in the NBA. It’s hard to believe it’s been eight years since the Utah Jazz lost to the San Antonio Spurs in the Western Conference Finals. Since then, they’ve said bon voyage to long-time head coach Jerry Sloan, who manned the helm for 22 years. Utah has also waived...
Via The Lottery Mafia
May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

The Utah Jazz Road Map

As I sat on my flight from Chicago, Illinois to Jacksonville, Florida; something dawned on me. My son sat next to me, looking at the map printed neatly on the back of a napkin. It was a map of the United States. My son asked 101 Questions about maps but the one that stood out to me the most was: “how do we know where we are going?” That seems to be the question that is plaguing...
Via TornBySports
April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA News: Utah Jazz will not bring back Tyrone Corbin

The Utah Jazz are in the midst of a full-on rebuilding project, and now the team will be tasked with finding a new head coach to help them move forward.There had been uncertainty surrounding the status of head coach Ty Corbin coming into the offseason as his contract was set to expire. According to Chris Mannix of Sports Illustrated, Utah has decided not to offer Corbin a new deal...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Remember that time Ricky Davis shot on the wrong basket trying to get a triple double?

I was conversing with some friends on Facebook this morning and one of my friends was doubting the authenticity of Ice Cube’s lyrics. He was questioning whether or not Cube truly “messed around” and got a triple double. Of course, that led me to think about Ricky Davis who “messed around” in his attempt to gain a triple double. That led me to YouTube where I found the clip...
Via Waiting For Next Year
April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Do the Utah Jazz Need a New Coach?

Is a new coach the answer for the Utah Jazz? Will that fix there current problems? Has coach Corbin done that bad of a job? In order to answer these questions we first need to take a look at the job coach Tyrone Corbin has done. The year he took over for hall of fame coach Jerry Sloan, can just be written off. All-star point guard Deron Williams was promptly traded and the jazz basically...
Via TopSportsReport
April 14, 2014  |  Discuss
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