HoopsHype Tyrone Corbin rumors

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In three and a half seasons since taking over for Hall of Fame coach Jerry Sloan, Corbin has amassed a record of 111-146, taking the Jazz to the playoffs once and narrowly missing out on a second trip last year. And with a game left this year, he’s not ready to entertain thoughts that Monday’s home finale was his last home game as the Jazz’s head coach. "I’m not thinking about it right now," he said, brushing off a question about the possibility. "No." As they have publicly throughout the season, players went to bat for Corbin and his staff this week. "Ty’s a good guy," said forward Derrick Favors. "Ever since I’ve been here he’s helped me out with a lot of stuff, a lot of stuff y’all don’t see out there on the court. He helped me out with growing as a player and growing as a man." Salt Lake Tribune

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His breakout game caught the attention of his old coach, Tyrone Corbin, who acknowledged that he keeps his eye on his former players. “You always have interest in the guys you work with in your franchise and I do pay attention to it,’’ Tyrone Corbin said. “When you have a game like C.J. had, you root for the guy because we had him, or Kyle (Korver) having 105 games with a 3-pointer and setting the record there. You love seeing the guys you have relationships with continuing to do well.’’ Deseret News

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Tuesday was the deadline to cut players on nonguaranteed contracts before those deals become fully guaranteed for the season, so the Jazz opted to whittle their maxed-out roster to 14 players. That left Harris looking for a new gig, while point guard Diante Garrett and shooting guard Ian Clark survived the cut. “To his credit, he did everything we asked him to do,” Jazz coach Tyrone Corbin said. “Great locker room guy, great teammate for the guys. It’s just unfortunate it’s part of the business that we had to make a decision.” Deseret News

Hayward's performance in the final period was, well, downright Durant-esque. While the Thunder scoring machine had a 48-point night, with 17 of 19 free throws to offset a rough 3-of-13 outing from 3-point range, Hayward put his team on his shoulders and was the best player on the court when it counted most. "He carried us down the stretch just by making plays," Jazz coach Tyrone Corbin said of his fourth-year pro. " ... It was a tremendous game for him. "(Durant) was trying to do everything he could to will his team to a win, and I thought Gordon responded for us and did everything he could to help us get this win." Deseret News

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Rush and Corbin met Wednesday morning before the team’s game in Sacramento to talk about Rush’s frustrations. "I had a good talk with Coach," the shooting guard said. "He let me know what the deal was." Corbin’s message: "I just wanted him to play, play relaxed and play without apprehension." Rush saw time again against the Kings and rewarded his coach by knocking down three of his four attempts from three, grabbing two rebounds, dishing two assists and coming up with a pair of blocks. Salt Lake Tribune

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Jefferson, who's started for Utah since being traded from Golden State this offseason, simply disagrees with the critics. “Now as far as lashing out and putting pressure on a coach, that’s unfair. … Everybody’s an armchair quarterback,” Jefferson said. “Everybody has their own fantasy football team. Everybody has their own idea of what should go down. “But,” he added, “I can tell you from being in this league and having multiple Hall of Fame coaches that Ty is doing a very good job. He’s in a very difficult situation with a lot of young guys and a lot of injuries, and he’s doing a very, very good job, and I say that with the utmost confidence.” Deseret News

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Jefferson, who's started for Utah since being traded from Golden State this offseason, simply disagrees with the critics. “Now as far as lashing out and putting pressure on a coach, that’s unfair. … Everybody’s an armchair quarterback,” Jefferson said. “Everybody has their own fantasy football team. Everybody has their own idea of what should go down. But,” Richard Jefferson added, “I can tell you from being in this league and having multiple Hall of Fame coaches that Ty is doing a very good job. He’s in a very difficult situation with a lot of young guys and a lot of injuries, and he’s doing a very, very good job, and I say that with the utmost confidence.” Deseret News

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Tyrone Corbin doesn't appear to be in any danger yet, since the mandate from ownership is for player development over wins and losses. (Plus, with assistant Jeff Hornacek now coaching the Suns, there isn't a logical interim replacement on the bench.) With lottery pick Trey Burke back from injury to solidify the point guard position, let's see if things get better. CBSSports.com

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One coach who could have cause to be nervous is Utah’s Tyrone Corbin. The Jazz will be the last team to win a game, starting the year with five straight losses, and are dealing with inexperience all over the roster. Sure, there are injuries, but Corbin points out that there is no cavalry waiting to rescue the Jazz, and the players will have to fight the temptation to throw in the towel. “This is where we are. ... We don’t want to give up and start thinking we can’t get over the hump. We have got to continue to fight. One of the fears you have with a young group, because they haven’t been through it before, is to know how you get over the hump.” Sporting News

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