The verdict is now out on who’ll be coach again, though. Jerry Sloan, the Jazz organization announced in a press release today, will be coming back for his 22nd season as head coach.
As has been recent tradition, Sloan agreed to a one-year contract with the Jazz for the 2009-10 season.
I guess it’s time the Jazz realize that the players they have (especially the youngsters) don’t mesh with the coach. And if the coach is sticking around forever, there needs to be changes to the roster. At least if you plan on winning it all anytime soon.
Loyalty is great. But when it’s resulting in the same, disappointing results year after year… something has to change. It’s up to the higher up guys to decide what changes. And they have to act on it.
Not to take away from J-Slow at all. He’s a great coach, and has been a huge boon for the Jazz. Even if he’s unable to win it all… which is what the fans want. I’m not the biggest J-Slow fan out there (I hate how he doesn’t develop the rookies, and how he gives too much time to subpar vets because of loyalty or “toughness” or something, and etc.), but you can’t ignore what you have. We have a solid coach.
We have the solid coach We have a solid PG. Other than that… it’ll all be up in the air after this season ends. Time for the front office to make their move.