It was reported yesterday by the Salt Lake Tribune, that Utah Jazz head coach Tyrone Corbin, whose contract expired after the end of the 2013-14′ regular season, and Jazz general manager, Dennis Lindsey, are set to have a meeting on Monday morning to discuss the coach’s future.
Breaking: Dennis Lindsey and Ty Corbin to meet Monday morning, job status decision could come soon after – http://t.co/uWTsQVbaqv
— Tony Jones (@Tjonessltrib) April 21, 2014
If the meeting goes as most Jazz fans are expected, Corbin could possibly be told that he won’t be coming back as the head coach of the team. There is a big reason why this could be true.
The biggest thing that Jazz management has wanted to see out of this team is being great on the defensive end of the court. That didn’t happen as the Jazz ranked dead last in the NBA in defensive efficiency. If the Jazz want to improve on that and become a great defensive team like they have in mind, it could take a different approach to get that done, which would mean Corbin would be gone.
However, there are a lot of things that work in Corbin’s favor to give him another chance. As far as this season goes, Corbin took the responsibility of rebuilding, knowing that it could effect his future with the team. Jazz management has a plan in place to get this team back on the right track, and Corbin knew that it was going to take a season like they just had to start trying to accomplish that plan. A lot of coach’s in the final year of their contract wouldn’t agree to do the things that had to happen this season. For that, Corbin should be commended.
Defensive rotations, as well as some questionable substitutions and game management throughout the season, should be looked at more though than his commitment to tanking. With guys like Derrick Favors and Gordon Hayward, as well as Trey Burke on the guard line, this team more than likely shouldn’t have been ranked dead last in defense. The same thing could have been said when the Jazz were not a great defensive team last season with Al Jefferson, Paul Millsap, as well as Favors and Hayward. A lot was made about how they couldn’t be a good defensive team because of Big Al, but Charlotte is a top five defensive team this season with Big Al as their centerpiece, and the Jazz team was better than this Bobcats team.
There are a lot of positives and negatives when it comes to determining Corbin’s future with the team. Lindsey, as well as the Miller family, Kevin O’Connor, and Randy Rigby have a lot to think about on the matter. To me, I think Corbin will most likely be told he is not coming back, but you never quite know what Jazz management is thinking or what they will do. Tomorrow, we will all find out exactly that.