Morning Jazz 04-22-14

Yesterday was a big day for news in Jazz Nation. The Jazz front office made a big decision that you can read all about below in today’s edition of the “Morning Jazz.”

Utah Jazz won’t renew Tyrone Corbin‘s contract (via Purpleandblues.com)

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.

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. (Continue reading here)

Speculation begins on who new Utah Jazz coach will be (via DeseretNews.com)

With the announcement Monday afternoon that Utah Jazz coach Tyrone Corbin’s contract would not be renewed, speculation about who would be his replacement immediately began.

Jazz general manager Dennis Lindsey gave no indication of who the new coach may be or what the timetable would be for naming him. He also claimed that no thought had been given to the possibility before Monday’s announcement.

“We literally have not spent one minute on that,’’ Lindsey said. “We have not had one conversation in regards to other names or the criteria. (Continue reading here)

 

Jazz coaching hire – this one’s on Lindsey (via DeseretNews.com)

The man with the Jazz’s future in his hands seldom wears a tie. But Larry H. Miller he’s not. Dennis Lindsey is actually like no one the organization has had.

He said on Monday the search for a new coach will include seeking formal permission to speak with assistants from other teams.

“This won’t be the Wild, Wild West,” he said.

Maybe not, but in other ways, it sure looks like the O.K. Corral. There’s virtually nobody left standing from the old gang. Lindsey cut another tie to the historical Jazz by firing Tyrone Corbin after 3½ seasons. A third non-playoff year in four years ended the debate. (Continue reading here)

 

Twitter shows mixed reaction to Jazz letting Corbin go (via DeseretNews.com)

If Twitter is any indication, fans have mixed reactions as the Utah Jazz decided not to extend head coach Tyrone Corbin’s contract on Monday.

Some seem to be almost gleeful about Utah’s decision to let Corbin go. Others aren’t so sure that Corbin was the primary person at fault. These fans point to the Jazz let Al Jefferson and Paul Millsap go before the beginning of this season. (Continue reading here)

 

Utah Jazz coaches through the years (via SaltLakeTribune.com)

The list of coaches in the Jazz franchise’s history is a short one.

But that list is set to grow after the team announced Monday that it will not bring back Tyrone Corbin as coach.

The Jazz, which began play in the NBA in 1974, have had seven coaches in their history and only four since moving to Salt Lake City for the 1979-80 season.

Here’s a look back at the men charged with leading the franchise, starting with the original. (Continue reading here)

 

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