Friday, February 25, 2011

New Era Jazz Begins Tonight

No Sloan, no D-Will, but the Jazz continue on with the additions of Harris and Favors tonight against the Pacers.  It is definitely Ty Corbin's team now, hopefully the backcourt will improve over two nights ago in Dallas and Big Al and the frontcourt will keep rolling.  Either way it is a new day for the Jazz one that fans will approach with excitement and yet trepidation.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Razorbacks upset Kentucky and are a LITTLE EXCITED!

Some say a picture is worth a thousand words well this one is at least worth 200 which is my average post.  Click here.

Enough said!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Flynn for Bell?

Minnesota is reportedly shopping Jonny Flynn.  Among the teams they have offered him to are the Blazers and the Utah Jazz.  The deal with the Jazz is reported to include Raja Bell.  A Flynn for Raja Bell deal considering the Jazz recent moves would seem to make a lot of sense for the Jazz and makes sense for the Timberwolves too who are hoping to add Ricky Rubio this summer.  Jonny Flynn would add some youth and possibly scoring to the Jazz backcourt.  

Jazz Guard Production

Jazz Guard Production is an oxymoron.  No, I am not calling the back-court names I am just stating facts.  The day the Jazz trade D-Will to the Nets the Jazz back-court of Watson, Bell, Miles, and Hayward go 7 for 33 from the field with 10 assists and 12 turnovers in a 99 to 118 loss to Dallas.  The front-court trio of Kirilenko, Milsap, and Jefferson combined for 65 points on 26 for 41 shooting with 8 assists and 6 turnovers.

On a day when the Jazz decided to build for the future maybe the back-court woes need addressed, but maybe Devin Harris is the answer or maybe it will be the 2012 Golden State draft pick.  At this point the Jazz look likely to get caught by the Grizzlies for the 8th and final playoff spot.

It is a tough time for Jazz fans, maybe tomorrow will be a brighter day.  The real question is how many hours until tomorrow comes.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Deron Williams Rips Bucher & Broussard

"It sucks. I didn't think he would ever retire in the middle of the season," Williams said. "I watched the press conference and he said it was his time." 

Williams then adressed the speculation by ESPN basketball analysts that he forced Sloan out stating, "All those guys, Ric Bucher, Chris Broussard, ... I'll let them report what they want to report, that's what they are paid to do. That's why I'm always short and rude with the media, because they're your friend. Ric comes in and sits by me every time I see him, acts like he's my friend, but the day they find something they want to spin, they jump on it. That's why I am the way I am and will continue to be the way I am... Me and Coach Sloan, I don't want to say a rocky relationship, but we've have our disagreements over the years. Probably no more than any other coach and player have arguments. We're both competitive, we're both very stubborn. I think that's where we clash. One thing we always agreed on is that we both wanted to win...I would never force coach Sloan out of Utah. He's meant more to this town and organization than I have by far. It's not my place."  

Check out the full interview by David Locke of Boller, Locke and Garrard and Jazz Radio play-by-play announcer. Go to 1320kfan for full audio or click here.  

No Interim Needed For Corbin

(JIM URQUHART/The Associated Press) 
Tyrone Corbin, the new head coach of the Utah Jazz, addresses the media after longtime coach Jerry Sloan announced his resignation Thursday in Salt Lake City.
The Jazz knew who they wanted as their next head coach long before Jerry Sloan left.  Tyrone Corbin, Sloan's assistant, is not interim by design, according to Greg Miller CEO of the Jazz.  Corbin, was as his predecessor a class act on Thursday, calling the moment bittersweet.  Corbin will have little time to waste in preparing for his first game as the Jazz tip off against the Suns tonight in SLC at 8:30 PM local time.  It is certainly sad for Jazz fans, to see a legend go, but there seems to be anticipation about Corbin.  

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Sloan To Step Down!?!

[11:39:52 AM]  KSL has learned that Utah Jazz Coach Jerry Sloan and assistant Phil Johnson will resign at a press conference later today.

Jazz Nation in Turmoil!

The Jazz ended Boozer's return with 3 costly turnovers and a 91 to 86 loss.  In order to add a sour cherry on top Sloan met with GM Kevin O'Connor for 30 minutes after the game before coming out to speak with the press.  Practice was then subsequently cancelled for today.

Needless to say the rumor mill is working overtime in SLC.  Rumors are ranging from Sloan stepping down to a trade in the works.  The meeting was not discussed by Sloan, except to say the topic would eventually be made known.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011


What should Carlos Boozer fear most about his return to Salt Lake this evening?

Rabid Jazz Fans...? No. There is security.

Jimmer Fredette...? No. He will be busy putting up "28 footers" against the Air Force Falcons.

Deron Williams...after saying Derrick Rose is better on the Jim Rome Show? Close, but still no.


Welcome back to Energy Solutions Carlos, be careful.