Jazz Jolt Podcast: Jazz Coaching Situation

March 27th, 2014 | by Ben Dowsett
Photo by Melissa Majchrzak/NBAE via Getty Images

Photo by Melissa Majchrzak/NBAE via Getty Images

On this week’s Jazz Jolt Podcast, host Ben Dowsett is joined by Salt City Hoops writer Dan Clayton to discuss Utah’s coaching situation and the performance thus far of Ty Corbin. ¬†They discuss Corbin’s time as head coach and whether he is likely to be retained by the Jazz once his contract runs out this upcoming offseason.

Ben Dowsett

Ben Dowsett

Ben Dowsett is a life-long Jazz fan and current in-depth analyst based in Salt Lake City. He also writes for Basketball Insiders and BBallBreakdown, and can be heard on SCH Radio on ESPN 700 weekly. He can be found on Twitter at @Ben_Dowsett.
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  1. Paul Johnson says:

    I’m hearing all-time Jazz favorite Mark Jackson might become available.

  2. Clint Johnson says:

    Nice thoughts, guys. My take in short: Corbin is an average head coach with enough development ahead to possibly become a truly good coach one day. He’s basically taken the rosters he’s been given and produced expected outcomes. But the Jazz aren’t a franchise that should settle for average. They’re well respected enough, and have a solid enough organizational structure, that they should expect better of themselves and their employees. Frankly, I think they can get a better head coach at present, or if they prefer the bold approach, a coach with higher “upside” and ability to bring innovation. I would really be surprised if Corbin is coaching the Jazz next season, at this point.

    I really like Alex Jensen given his ability to teach the game, though he probably is a few years away from a head coaching job. One other name I’d like the Jazz to at least investigate would be Gregg Marshall from Wichita State. The man is a good coach.

    • Timothy says:

      Alex Jensen, Archie Miller (coaches Dayton, a March Madness cinderella) or Kevin Ollie (coaches Connecticut University) would be a good find for the Jazz.

  3. Jason says:

    While saying Ty is completely vet biased isn’t entirely true. It is obvious Ty feels more comfortable having veterans in his lineup. And it’s understandable that he would be like that. But saying that he favors young players using this year as evidence is asinine. All his good players are 24 and younger. Most of his older players (JL3, Rush, Biedrins) are terrible. He’s had no choice to play younger players. The vet-bias narrative comes from Corbin starting Richard Jefferson and Marvin Williams and throwing Burks and Kanter to the bench.

  4. Richard says:

    Waiting patiently for John Stockton to walk through that door…

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