HoopsHype Tyrone Corbin rumors

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Don’t expect a Utah Jazz coaching decision — or even interviews — to happen anytime soon. For one thing, Jazz general manager Dennis Lindsey and assistant GM Justin Zanik are on a scouting trip in Europe through the end of next week. For another, Jazz president Randy Rigby reiterated that the organization is just beginning the process of establishing requirements for Tyrone Corbin’s replacement. “It will be an exhaustive search. We'll be expeditious, though,” Rigby said Wednesday during an interview on The Zone Sports Network. “But we'll be sensitive to taking the necessary time, so that we get it right and it will be the right selection for the Utah Jazz.” Deseret News

April 21, 2014 Updates

The Utah Jazz announced today that the team has elected not to offer head coach Tyrone Corbin a new contract. As a result, a search for a new head coach will begin immediately. “I would like to thank Ty and his staff for all of their hard work, dedication and professionalism over the last three-plus seasons,” said Jazz General Manager Dennis Lindsey. “This has not been an easy decision, but after a thorough review process, we as an organization feel that this is the best decision for our franchise moving forward.” NBA.com

April 19, 2014 Updates

From his Twitter account, Lawrence wrote that a Jazz executive confirmed that the organization is “ready to pull the plug on Tyrone Corbin and go for a new coach.” He didn’t name any potential replacements. The Jazz and Corbin’s camp vehemently denied the validity of Lawrence’s report. “Not accurate. No discussion,” Jazz President Randy Rigby wrote in a text to the Deseret News while in New York for the NBA Board of Governors’ meeting. Deseret News

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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

January 8, 2014 Updates

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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