Salt City Hoops Saturday Show: Intangibles and Pace of Play

August 5th, 2013 | by Andy Larsen

On this week’s episode of the Salt City Hoops Saturday show, The Big Show producer Austin Horton and Andy Larsen sit down and talk about intangibles: should sports teams look at character when making personnel decisions, or is it all just a bunch of hogwash? We also take a look at Dan Clayton’s post from this week: what pace will the Jazz play at next season? Does it make sense for this young team to get out and run, or should they slow it down? Finally, the team does a quick free-agent roundup. With only a few free agents left remaining, which ones will get a contract for next season? Austin asks Andy for his rapid-fire impressions on all of the players left remaining.

All that, plus a few RSL shenanigans, on this week’s show!

Andy Larsen

Andy Larsen

Andy Larsen is the Managing Editor of Salt City Hoops, the ESPN TrueHoop affiliate for the Utah Jazz. He also hosts a radio show and podcast every week on ESPN700 AM in Salt Lake City.
Andy Larsen

One Comment

  1. The thing about it is “how do you measure character?” I find both are superficial markets and you can’t really judge because they are so many factors involved. One person may act a certain way to give off a certain impression that he has good character, but it does not mean that he has any character whatsoever. He can just be playing to the crowd and that can be probably worse.

    Ideas such as “character”i”are more subjective than anything else–what’s a good character to one person is not necessaraliy the same to another. Who are to judge who is a good or bad person? And you don’t really want to run a team like because it should be first and foremost about winning. Nobody can claim to be a saint, but what’s more important is whether or not they can bring you the W. In my opinion, that’s all that should matter and everything else should be considered as window dressing.

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