Are there any past Jazz player's number would the organization retire?

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  1. #UJ4ever

    #UJ4ever Member

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    I think there are some candidates but questionable if any are sure fire. Numbered but not meant to be a measure as who is better than in each catagory. My guess is Favors is the frontrunner of this list though I feel it should be Williams.

    This is my list of who I think should -
    1. Williams
    2. Kirilenko
    3. Favors
    4. Russell
    Who is possible but unlikely -
    1. Harpring
    2. Millsap
    3. Hayward
    4. Korver

    Who would you add or subtract?
     
  2. Ostertag>Duncan

    Ostertag>Duncan My Members Premium Contributor 2019 Award Winner

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    Hayward? Gawd dood. Also Korver is an enormous no.
     
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  3. Thee jazz fan

    Thee jazz fan Well-Known Member

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    Honestly, no one on that list deserves to have their number retired I might consider Sap, but even then I’m not sure. First and for most!! WTF would you have that bitch Williams on the list, you idiot. That’s utterly disrespectful to who Jerry Sloan is.

    I love Favors, and his loyalty to this team... ya know, I’d consider retiring his # actually, and not for his accomplishments on the court but for being a jazz man through and through. He’s the very essence of what it means to be loyal and sacrifice for the team, so honestly I’d retire his number, but not till his career is over.

    Hayward, lol why you even list him is beyond me.

    Russell and Korver were good role players, nothing beyond that, but neither of them did anything memorable to deserve that honor. Harping was more than a role player, but there was nothing special about him or what he did on or off the court. The only player that really deserves to have his jersey retired on this list for what he did on the court is Williams, but he never will for what he did off the court.

    Kirilenko. The thing I remember most is the crying and traveling plans before the season was over. Had he had Favors attitude, he would’ve been a shoe-in because he was unique and had tons of ability, but he didn’t work at all after being paid.

    The one person who deserves it, who for some reason you left off is Memo. All-Star, great shooter and did a lot to help lift the jazz, and you leave him off? Idiot!!!!
     
  4. infection

    infection Well-Known Member Staff Member 2019 Award Winner 2018 Award Winner

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    You left Memo off.

    And he’s still a huge no.
     
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  5. campaignist

    campaignist Well-Known Member

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    Williams and Kirilenko both deserve it. Yeah, Williams was a douche and kirilenko cried, but they were key components to the last western conference trip the jazz had, the most team success we’ve had since then. Don’t forget the season they were projected to win 9 games and almost made the playoffs on AK’s insane performance.

    Williams has made amends just like Dantley did. For a couple years the discussion of the best PG in the league between Deron and Chris Paul was valid.
    And Kirilenko has and had close ties to the community.

    Statistically they both surpassed Jeff Hornacek with the Jazz and his number is hanging. Other than personal bias against them there’s not much of an argument against retiring their numbers. PR wise, which is part of retiring numbers, both would be a good move. Think of the headlines of the Jazz and Williams publically burying the hatchet. It’s a no brainer.
     
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  6. #UJ4ever

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    Lots of emotion and name calling. :) so funny!

    Yes
    Deron Williams
    Honestly after Sloan is gone they should retire Williams. They respect Sloan and did the right thing to trade Williams away when they did. You cannot expect everyone to always get along and while Williams was here he was for a time the best PG in the NBA.

    Andre Kirilenko
    Sloan did not get along with many of his players and did not always get the most out of them Kirlinko is a good example of this. When he played PF before Boozer was brought he was amazing. If he would have been on a team that ran the ball he could have been an all star every year. That we used him incorrectly and didn't ever trade him for a player that fit Sloan's system was ridiculous.

    Probably not

    Favors was never the focus of the team though in hindsight if he had been instead of Hayward I think it would have worked out better. He is one of my favorite players and was key to the Jazz in transitioning to where we are now.

    Russell spent the better part of his career here and was a big part of the Jazz teams that went to the post season year after year as well as being another great ambassor for the team.

    Memo had a good run and was an all star he should be considered. I didn't realize he was with the team as long as he was.

    NO

    Millsap is someone I would consider but I feel like the Jazz just letting him leave and chosing Favors over him makes it ring untrue.

    I would say no the last 3 as well.

    1. Harpring
    2. Hayward
    3. Korver
     
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  7. tfivas

    tfivas Well-Known Member 2019 Prediction Contest Winner

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    You only retire legends numbers. Add some of these players to the ring of honor or something like that but not number retirement.
     
  8. NUMBERICA

    NUMBERICA Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, no one on this list - especially AK - deserves the honor. Millsap would if he didn’t spend half his career elsewhere.
     
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  9. NUMBERICA

    NUMBERICA Well-Known Member

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    On second thought: I nominate Joe Johnson.
     
  10. Catchall

    Catchall Well-Known Member 2019 Prediction Contest Winner

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    I don't think they'll retire those jerseys. DWill might've been close as an All Star and Team USA guy, but his falling out with the team probably takes that off the table.
     
  11. checkbookdoc

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    TBD - Williams. If he became involved with the organization somehow going forward in a way the built up the good will I would support it. (maybe some Jr. Jazz events, or some sort of mentor/ambassador role)
    No - Everyone else on the list
    Others to consider:
    Boozer (6 years, 2 All-star, 1 or 2 time Olympics). I vote no, but it is closer than any other player
    Ron Boone. I could see this happening. Has been very important for basketball in Utah and involved with the Jazz for many, many years.
    David Locke. When all is said and done, I expect he will get something retired (assuming he stays with the team for the next 30 years)
    Rudy. If he has similar impact as last year (All-star or all-NBA or DPOY) then he is a yes. Even if he never plays again.
     
  12. Jack Strop

    Jack Strop Well-Known Member

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    None. Deron had several great seasons. AK had a dominant stretch for 4 yrs or so. But neither were legends. Personally, i dont think Hornacek deserved to have his number retired, but he was at least borderline with his attitude and longevity putting him over the top.

    Jazz won't have anyone worthy until Gobert. I'd include Donovan but apparently he's going to pull a Deron and leave for New York.
     
  13. jom2003

    jom2003 Well-Known Member

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    AK should get his number retired IMO
     
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  14. Jazz Spazz

    Jazz Spazz Inconceivable Staff Member

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    Lewis Scott.
     
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  16. Wes Mantooth

    Wes Mantooth Well-Known Member

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    Sure, if they ever build a shrine to the biggest crybaby, underachieving wusses in the history of the sport.
     
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  17. checkbookdoc

    checkbookdoc Well-Known Member

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    Are you also anti Gobert because of his crying?
     
  18. Jazz Spazz

    Jazz Spazz Inconceivable Staff Member

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    There are different types of crying. There is "I don't get enough touches" and "why me?"...

    Then there is Ender Wiggin... I mean Gobert, who just as he gets to know his opponent to the core of his being, he simultaneously loves him and destroys him at the same time. That is some real crying right there.
     
  19. Jazz Spazz

    Jazz Spazz Inconceivable Staff Member

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    Would we get more responses if we asked who to nominate if the Jazz were to engrave former players names on the toilets and urinals?
     
  20. Wes Mantooth

    Wes Mantooth Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, because they’re comparable.
     

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