Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Coaching Continuity



It appears the Utah Jazz coaching staff will remain intact for the 2008-09 season. As everyone expected, Jerry Sloan made it known that he would be returning to the bench. The uncertainty that did exist was laid to rest as Phoenix announced the hiring of Terry Porter as head coach, and the Chicago Tribune reported that Phoenix Assistant GM Vinny Del Negro has been offered the head job for the Bulls, which he has reportedly accepted. Jazz assistants Phil Johnson and Tyrone Corbin were interviewed for the Suns' gig, and Corbin was also interviewed for the Chicago position.

While Corbin demonstrated some understandable disappointment in not landing as a head coach, his loss is the Jazz's gain. Consistency and continuity at the coaching level is one Utah's great strengths, and having everyone back again for next year should increase the chances of a title run.

3 comments:

Crotty Kid said...

Does Jerry have an electronic communications device attached to his belt in that photo?

Pasty Gangsta said...

It looks like a mic to me. Which leads one to wonder what Jerry was saying at the moment that picture was snapped, and why ABC/ESPN decided not air it for the world to hear.

Kofoed11 said...

How about the Milkman for future Jazz coach?