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...
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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

Los Angeles Lakers: Next 5 Offseason Moves To Make

Los Angeles Lakers: Next 5 Offseason Moves To Make By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… 1. Hire A Coach - Mark Jackson, Jerry Sloan, Larry Drew, George Karl, Jeff Van Gundy, who cares? Just hire a coach. Pick Karl. 2. Trade Steve Nash To The Raptors - Steve Nash is no longer the player he used to be and they have little need for him in this scenario (according to...
Via HoopStuff
June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Utah Jazz: Quin Snyder Hiring Grade

Utah Jazz: Quin Snyder Hiring Grade By Jennifer Fazioli: Lead Writer/Hoopstuff… The Utah Jazz named Atlanta Hawks assistant coach Quin Snyder as their new head coach last Friday. Snyder signed a three year deal with a team option for the fourth year. While the hiring initially may have seemed uninspired and could have been chalked up to the prevailing sentiment of ‘oh well, that’s...
Via HoopStuff
June 09, 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...
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June 07, 2014  |  Discuss

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

#56849545 / 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

Utah Jazz: Why John Stockton Is An Ideal Fit

Utah Jazz: John Stockton Is An Ideal Fit By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… The Utah Jazz are rumored to like the idea of hiring their Hall of Fame point guard and franchise icon, John Stockton as their next head coach and I cannot think of a better fit for a coach to run the Utah Jazz. He is one of the best players to play in the NBA, knows the game in all facets...
Via HoopStuff
May 15, 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...
May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Knicks: Phil Jackson Should Find An Actual Coach

New York Knicks: Phil Jackson Should Find An Actual Coach By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… Most are thinking it, I will say it; Phil Jackson is looking for a stooge to coach the New York Knicks. Phil Jackson wants someone he can control, will coach the team the way he wants and will shine his boots if he wants them clean. He in no way wants the best coach, he wants...
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May 10, 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...
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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...
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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...
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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

Utah Jazz Options for Head Coach

Fans have been using Ty as the scapegoat for all Jazz related issues.  All indications now show that Coach Corbin is headed out the door at the end of the season.  We are so used to a hall-of-fame coach that we have set close to unreachable standards, as far as a coach goes.  If Corbin is gone, the next coach will have to be someone that will be around for a long time and lead...
Via TornBySports
April 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Jazz To Make Decision On Tyrone Corbin By End Of April

The Utah Jazz are expected to make a decision about the future of Tyrone Corbin and his coaching staff by the end of April. Corbin and his assistants all have contracts that expire on June 30. Corbin took over for Jerry Sloan in February of 2011.
Via RealGM
April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Utah Jazz: Will Ty Corbin return next year or not?

Ty Corbin and the Utah Jazz parting ways in April seems like a foregone conclusion, but is it really? Watching the Miami Heat game from waaaay atop my perch in the upper bowl, I found myself watching the body language of the coaches. Coach Spo had a cool demeanor His hands were on the hips in the fourth quarter a lot, as if to say to his players, “Your mother and I are very disappointed...
Via TornBySports
February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Curry and Bogut Lead Warriors Over the Jazz, 95-90

Stephen Curry and Andrew Bogut stepped up their games to another level to deliver a win for the cold shooting Golden State Warriors on Jerry Sloan Appreciation Night. Curry paced the Warriors offensive attack with 44 points, shooting 14-26 from the field.  Bogut added another stellar 16 point, 17 rebound performance in the win. The Warriors survived one of the worst shooting performances...
Via BaySportsNet
February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Curry scores season-high 44, Warriors beat Jazz

Stephen Curry made eight 3-pointers in scoring a season-high 44 points, leading the Golden State Warriors past Utah 95-90 Friday on a night the Jazz honored former coach Jerry Sloan. Curry had 13 points in the fourth quarter as the Warriors came from nine points behind to win on back-to-back nights. Andrew Bogut had 16 points, 17 rebounds and five assists to help overcome the loss...
Via AP on Fox
February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Jazz honor longtime coach Jerry Sloan

When Jerry Sloan was the head coach of the Utah Jazz, no one ever doubted who was in charge. ''We all knew who was running the show. We respected him because he was the same every day. He was tough but he was fair,'' said Karl Malone, who was a mainstay of Jazz teams that reached the playoffs 16 consecutive seasons. The Jazz was set to honor the Hall of Fame coach Friday night...
Via AP on Fox
January 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Barack Obama sends Jerry Sloan handwritten letter

Later tonight, the Utah Jazz are going to honor longtime head coach Jerry Sloan during the Jazz/Warriors affair and raise a banner to the rafters of Energy Solutions Arena with Sloan’s name on it. Upon hearing of the news, United States president Barack Obama decided to write Sloan a handwritten letter honoring his service with the team. He also decided to throw in a quick Bulls...
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January 31, 2014  |  Discuss

What the Hell Happened to...Bobby Wilson?

WTHHT is all about perseverance. We've seen it so many times before.  Guys come out of nowhere, against all odds, and wind up playing for the Boston Celtics.  Brett Szabo and Ronnie Grandison did it.  Hambone Williams, Bill Dinwiddie and Conner Henry did it too.But sometimes the stories are so incredulous you can't even believe it unless you heard it from the person himself. ...
Via Celtics Life
December 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Jerry Sloan To Receive Jersey Retirement From Jazz On Jan. 31

The Utah Jazz will honor Jerry Sloan in a special halftime ceremony when the Jazz hosts the Golden State Warriors on Jan. 31, 2014. “On behalf of the Jazz organization and Miller Family, I am thrilled to announce our plans to retire a jersey and celebrate the enduring legacy of Jerry Sloan, one of the greatest and most respected coaches in NBA history,” said Steve Miller...
Via RealGM
December 09, 2013  |  Discuss
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