the list continues to shrink
the list continues to shrink
"les grandes défaites forgent les grands hommes" - Rudy Gobert
I am not saying that Corbin doesn't make mistakes and doesn't piss me off every game (mainly due to substitutions) but then Sloan did as well. I guess the difference is I don't think Corbin has had a negative result in the wins or losses and the players/locker room are still behind him so he has to have some kind of positive relationship with the players.
So as has been said in this or one of the many other fire Corbin threads, there are very few difference maker coaches (2 maybe 3 actively coaching) that actively play a role of their team getting multiple more wins than if just an average "also ran" coached the team.
Then there is above average coaches that may get a few more wins then the average coach would hard to say how many but arguable there are 3 to 5 of these coaches and then there is the rest of the NBA coaches that are average coaches that don't really influence negative or positive and that's where I put Corbin. These coaches are often retreaded coaches that get passed a long from team to team as well. Difference being IMO is that Corbin is still young and learning so like any young player I am giving him time to learn and improve.
Again none of the difference maker coaches are coming to Utah so I think trying to grow a coach is the best approach similar to players the best and almost only way Utah will get a AS level player is to draft and grow them.
So there's a twitter war going on now between competing Jazz blogs. Apparently people are claiming that Corbin criticism is due to race / racism, and not actual coaching. The guy could be Albino for all I care and I would not like what he's doing with the vet treatment and the starting lineup - my two biggest complaints of him.
Although I could then see it working against the team and him if he has to make to many subs and nobody gets in any rhythm (people were complaining about that early in the season) and then players could get frustrated and then he could lose the locker room.
Fans do need to stop criticizing the look on his face. That's just how he looks.
But stuff like this is stupid. Sometimes the media really misunderstands fans. As a whole I believe people in large groups will react in similar ways to situations. Right now fans are pissed because he has all our favorite players on the bench.
Not sure if that's Ty's fault. Would you dare bench Millsap or Jefferson? Look what happened with Bell, and he actually sucked. And I do believe Ty moved Hayward to the bench to give him more opportunities. Hayward is up for an extension, and it wouldn't be good for him if he was in Marvin's current role.
All in all, the front office should have made moves that signaled commitments to certain players by now. I'll stop watching if they don't do something by the trade deadline.
With Ty, no one knows what to expect. There is no rythm now, so I don't understand why taking minutes away for not hustling or playing defense (Al) or jacking up shots (Foye) would change anything. If Al can just jog up and down the floor and take stupid shots all game, why should he change? Why should anyone else try in that situation? Kanter can be killing it, but Al needs his minutes, so out he comes, never to be heard from again. There is no consistency or accountability from Corbin, that is how you lose a locker room.
You draft players.
You trade for players.
You teach players.
You work every angle you can to get the players you want that will fit under the salary cap.
But for chrissake, you HIRE the damn coach--it's the one position where the FO gets to review resumes and pick from candidates... and his salary doesn't count against the cap. Why must we settle for mediocrity?
So I assume that with a 'real' coach, as some of you think we need, we would be a top 4 team in the west with all the talent we have?
Someone please tell me the coach first, then how many MORE wins we would have right now.
Please no comments from the "lets tank and get picks" crowd...
Im not a huge fan of Ty, but its a bit lame, IMO, to think we wouldnt be in pretty much the same spot with anyone else coaching.