Morning Jazz 04-21-14

Hopefully everyone in Jazz Nation had a great Easter holiday. Not a lot of Jazz related news happened within the last 24 hours, however, the first link that you can read about is one that Jazz Nation will want to read. It involves Jazz coach Tyrone Corbin.

Tyrone Corbin set to meet with Jazz GM Monday morning (via

Utah Jazz coach Ty Corbin may receive a resolution to his job status quickly.

Multiple sources tell The Salt Lake Tribune that Corbin and General Manager Dennis Lindsey are scheduled to meet on Monday, and an announcement concerning Corbin’s position could come soon after that meeting.

The sources said Lindsey wanted to take the Easter weekend as a short cooling off period.

The Jazz are coming off a 25-57 season that ended last Wednesday with a victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves. Corbin has been the Jazz coach since 2011, when Jerry Sloan abruptly resigned after 23 years on the job. Before obtaining the head coaching position, Corbin was coaching in the organization for a lengthy time as an assistant.

In three seasons, Corbin’s overall record is 112-146. (Continue reading here)

Final regular season grades for every Utah Jazz player (via

A long season packed with losses and talk of tanking has mercifully ended for the Utah Jazz.

The organization has only had two seasons in its history that ended with fewer wins than the 25 that came from the 2013-14 campaign. And both of those were in the ’70s.

It’s been a rough go for players and fans, but not a surprising one. Everyone knew this was a rebuilding season when management let four of the team’s top five scorers in 2012-13 walk in free agency, turning things over to the young core of Gordon HaywardDerrick Favors, Alec Burks, Enes Kanter and Trey Burke.

They took their lumps on the way to 57 losses, but there were definitely a few bright spots providing reason to be excited about the future.

With all that in mind, the Jazz players will be graded on a curve. Otherwise, I wouldn’t be able to give anyone much higher than a C. (Continue reading here)


2014 NBA Mock Draft: Smartest selection for each franchises’ GM (via

While the 2014 NBA draft class might not have the next Anthony Davis, LeBron James or Dwight Howard, there is some top-notch talent available that will surely re-shape the futures of several of the Association’s middling franchises.

Much of the talent in this year’s class is raw in certain aspects of the game. Some are uncanny defenders, but their offensive game needs work. Some are exactly the opposite. A few are a bit undersized, but that’s something an NBA conditioning coach can work out.

Regardless, this class has talent. General managers will be tasked with making the smartest selections for their respective franchises, and such a job goes beyond talent level. They need to find the players who fit.

Here’s how the first round of the 2014 NBA draft should shape up if each GM makes the smartest selection for his team. (Continue reading here)


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