Utah Jazz needs help

Monday , March 18, 2013 - 5:38 PM

Wally J. Peterson

Editor,

This is a hard letter for me to write as I have mixed emotions concerning the Utah Jazz. I have loved, or did love, the Jazz and appreciate the Miller family. I believe my concerns and apprehensions about the Jazz are being felt, not only by me, but by many Jazz fans.

Granted, I guess I’m from the old school, but I thought the best players on the team were the starters. Not so for the Jazz. How many NBA teams do we know of in which three starters have not scored a single point in a whole game? This has recently happened twice for the Jazz. How many teams do we know of in which not a single starter scored in double figures? This happened just the other night against the Knicks. How many teams we you know of that regularly fall apart in the 3rd quarter like the Jazz do? How many teams do we know of in which the subs come into the game to add some energy and enthusiasm? Why not start them?

I thought a true leader or coach inspires the team to do great things. Does Coach Corbin, or Assistant Coach Lowe, fit this image? Evidently, Lowe doesn’t even believe in paying taxes on his income. Is he a good, law-abiding citizen and an example for Jazz players? At North Carolina State when Lowe was head coach, his teams never finished higher than 9th in their conference. His NBA record, as a head coach, was 79 wins/228 losses. With that kind of a record, how did he ever get hired by the Jazz? I thought the Jazz were trying to build and look forward to the future.

How can we explain the Jazz losing to the Houston Rockets by 45 points when the Jazz, player for player, with the possible exception of one Rockets’ player, excel in talent? Coaching?

Granted, the Jazz have had some injuries this year, but what team hasn’t? Did the Jazz jump the gun in extending Coach Corbin’s contract? I know a lot would say yes, yes, yes! Perhaps the new general manager, Dennis Lindsey, will help the Jazz organization. Let’s hope so.

Wally J. Peterson

Syracuse

Editor,

This is a hard letter for me to write as I have mixed emotions concerning the Utah Jazz. I have loved, or did love, the Jazz and appreciate the Miller family. I believe my concerns and apprehensions about the Jazz are being felt, not only by me, but by many Jazz fans.

Granted, I guess I’m from the old school, but I thought the best players on the team were the starters. Not so for the Jazz. How many NBA teams do we know of in which three starters have not scored a single point in a whole game? This has recently happened twice for the Jazz. How many teams do we know of in which not a single starter scored in double figures? This happened just the other night against the Knicks. How many teams we you know of that regularly fall apart in the 3rd quarter like the Jazz do? How many teams do we know of in which the subs come into the game to add some energy and enthusiasm? Why not start them?

I thought a true leader or coach inspires the team to do great things. Does Coach Corbin, or Assistant Coach Lowe, fit this image? Evidently, Lowe doesn’t even believe in paying taxes on his income. Is he a good, law-abiding citizen and an example for Jazz players? At North Carolina State when Lowe was head coach, his teams never finished higher than 9th in their conference. His NBA record, as a head coach, was 79 wins/228 losses. With that kind of a record, how did he ever get hired by the Jazz? I thought the Jazz were trying to build and look forward to the future.

How can we explain the Jazz losing to the Houston Rockets by 45 points when the Jazz, player for player, with the possible exception of one Rockets’ player, excel in talent? Coaching?

Granted, the Jazz have had some injuries this year, but what team hasn’t? Did the Jazz jump the gun in extending Coach Corbin’s contract? I know a lot would say yes, yes, yes! Perhaps the new general manager, Dennis Lindsey, will help the Jazz organization. Let’s hope so.

Wally J. Peterson

Syracuse

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