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Utah Jazz: Head Coach Options

Dennis Lindsey said he would make an unemotional decision on Ty Corbin here in the next couple days.  While we wait here are some of the options to be head coach for the Utah Jazz next year.  I threw in a couple guys that I think would be good but maybe have never been brought up before.

The Van Gundy’s, Stan or Jeff

The best choice here would be Stan in my opinion as he knows how to put all the pieces together better than anyone out there.  I don’t think either one would come to Utah unless they got a really big contract and I don’t see Jeff leaving his current job especially for the Jazz.  Stan would be in my top 3 of guys to hire.

George Karl

The guy has a very good resume and would probably be okay with coming to Utah.  The problem is Karl is older than I would like and he has health issues have worried me for years.  I think the Jazz go a different route solely because of that as they need a guy that can stay around for 10-15 years with this group of guys.

Lionel Hollins

Memphis management for some reason didn’t like Lionel.  He succeeded as the coach there and they took a step back this year without him.  I think he would be good for the Jazz moving forward and I could definitely see the Jazz going this route.  He would bring a defensive scheme that would really take the Jazz to the next level.

Brad Jones

After letting Jeff Hornacek walk (probably the biggest mistake the Jazz have ever made, ever), Brad Jones could be the guy from the same bench that you don’t want to have walk.  He’s very smart and knowledgeable.  His IQ about Bball is more than any of the other guys on the bench and he would be the Jazz’s least expensive option with the biggest reward.

Chris Webber

This is a guy that when I hear talk as an analyst that I think should be a coach.  The Mailman might not be happy as they played the same position and Karl was the better player (marginally).  However, I think Webber can bring the respect and knowledge of the game to these guys and he could be surprisingly good.

Jay Wright

Has coached at Villanova for the past 13 seasons and has done a very good job.  The guy also got it done at Hofstra before that.  I like the way the Wildcats play and although it won’t translate perfectly to the NBA I think that not giving this guy a chance is a mistake.  He is my top option for the Jazz but he is also a name that I’ve never heard brought up in rumors for a head coaching vacancy.

Ty Corbin

He had it tough all 3 years and might deserve a second chance in some people’s minds.

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