Sometimes simple communication is the most powerful form of leadership. Jazz owner Greg Miller joined the blogging world today with a post detailing his vision of the franchise. Judging from the comments below the post, his words went a long way to helping a few fans come down off the ledge and feel a little more confident that the current situation is only temporary and that the Jazz will make the changes necessary to compete.
1. As long as I have anything to say about it, the Jazz will be committed to winning. As a family and an organization, we will do everything in our power to put a competitive team on the floor- a team fans can be proud of.
5. As franchise, we are not sitting on our hands. We are on the constant lookout for opportunities to improve. If we have an opportunity to make a trade that makes sense, competitively and financially, we’ll make every effort to get it done. Do not assume we are not pursuing trades just because there haven’t been any.
As a Jazz fan, I am frustrated with some of the losses of late. But I’m not ready to throw in the towel. I am committed to doing all I can to support the team, as I hope Jazz fans everywhere are. I hope fans are with us for the long haul.
I’ve been impressed with Greg Miller’s handling of the transition of leadership since the passing of his father. It seems like Greg kept a bit of a low profile, probably because there was so much work to get done that there wasn’t a lot of time to posture in front of the media. The situation with the Jazz is getting crucial, however, so it’s good to see Miller stepping out in front and showing the kind of leadership that made his dad such a remarkable person.
The question remains, who will be this season’s Gordan Giricek? What needs to happen to shake the Jazz out of their funk? I love his game but I’ve kind of given up on Deron Williams as a leader. The talent is certainly there for this team to be strong, but they’re missing that glue guy who makes all the pieces fall together.