Jazz fans heard there was going to be a meeting on Monday. Fans heard they would learn the fate of their head coach. Fans got exactly that.
The Utah Jazz announced on Monday that they have made the decision not to bring back head coach Tyrone Corbin.
— Utah Jazz (@utahjazz) April 21, 2014
The news broke around 2:00 p.m. on Monday, and as soon as the news did break, Jazz Nation took to Twitter to express their feelings about the decision.
After most of Jazz fans were wanting Ty fired a long time ago, the mood really changed and fans were expressing their appreciation for the job that Corbin had done. A lot of support was abound on Twitter.
The Utah Jazz front office had nothing but good things to say about Corbin. From Greg Miller, he said that Corbin was “one of the classiest people I have ever had the privilege of working with.” He also added his best wishes to Corbin in his future.
Jazz general manager Dennis Lindsey had this to say about Corbin.
I would like to thank Ty and his staff for all of their hard work, dedication and professionalism over the last three-plus seasons. This has not been an easy decision, but after a thorough review process, we as an organization feel that this is the best decision for our franchise moving forward.
Jazz president Randy Rigby added more on Corbin.
Ty represented himself and the Utah Jazz organization with great class and dignity, and he and his family have been an important part of our team and community for many years. I want to thank them for their numerous contributions to this franchise and wish them well in the future. They will always remain a part of the Jazz family
Corbin ended his tenure as only the fourth head coach for the franchise since they moved to Salt Lake City in 1979. As head coach of the team, Corbin’s win/loss record was 112-146. Mulitple Jazz media outlets are also reporting that Corbin’s entire coaching staff was also let go.
The Jazz have also announced that the search for the new head coach will begin immediately. One of the first names that has been reported as a possible candidate is Spurs assistant coach, Jim Boylen, who has a strong history with Lindsey.
The news was something that many Jazz fans were expecting to hear today, however, it is still tough to see such a good guy have to look for a new job. Corbin cared about this franchise and was extremely committed to trying to rebuild this franchise. The only problem was, that his coaching techniques weren’t quite good enough to help his cause. The best of luck to coach Corbin and his family, and we look forward to seeing you on the NBA sidelines next season, whether as a head coach or an assistant coach.