Quantcast
Get breaking news alerts via email

Click here to manage your alerts
Utah Jazz Notes
Jazz Reporters
Aaron Falk, Tony Jones and Steve Luhm cover the Utah Jazz and the NBA for The Salt Lake Tribune. The Tribune on Twitter - Aaron Falk: @tribjazz, Steve Luhm: @sluhm, Tony Jones: @Tjonessltrib

» Jazz section

» E-mail Aaron Falk

» E-mail Steve Luhm

» E-mail Tony Jones

» Subscribe (RSS)




Jazz coach Corbin says Howard is "hungry"

During a three-year span between 2007 and 2009, Josh Howard averaged 18.9, 19.9 and 18 points a game in Dallas.

Join the Discussion
Post a Comment

In the past two seasons with the Mavericks and Washington Wizards, however, Howard averaged 11.3 points on 38.4 percent shooting.

The Jazz signed Howard, who turns 32 in April, to a one-year contract Thursday. He is expected to dress for Saturday night's public scrimmage at EnergySolutions Arena.

"... He knows what it's all about," coach Tyrone Corbin said, "and he's a hungry guy. He wants to show this league that he can still continue to play."

The Jazz won't rush the injury-plagued Howard into battle, preferring a cautious approach while integrating him into their rotation.

"It's been several months since he's been on the floor," Corbin said. "We have to give the guy an opportunity to get up to speed and then kind of [ease] him in a little bit before throwing him to the wolves. We want to give him the best chance to be successful when he gets on the floor."

---

What does Howard bring to the Jazz?

"Veteran leadership," Corbin said. "A tough guy. He can play defense and he can score on the offensive end. ... We look forward to him helping this group play at a high level."

Corbin continued: "He plays close to the basket. He can put the ball on the floor and get there. Offensive rebounding is [also] part of his game. And defensive rebounding. He can get in there and get the pass to the guard and then get out and run and make plays in transition."

---

Georgia State plays at Utah Valley on Saturday night and members of its coaching staff attended Friday morning's Jazz practice.

One Georgia State assistant, Darryl LaBarrie, previously worked at Georgia Tech, where Jazz power forward Derrick Favors spent his only collegiate season. The two embraced and visited before practice.

-- Steve Luhm



Copyright 2014 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Top Reader Comments Read All Comments Post a Comment
Click here to read all comments   Click here to post a comment


About Reader Comments


Reader comments on sltrib.com are the opinions of the writer, not The Salt Lake Tribune. We will delete comments containing obscenities, personal attacks and inappropriate or offensive remarks. Flagrant or repeat violators will be banned. If you see an objectionable comment, please alert us by clicking the arrow on the upper right side of the comment and selecting "Flag comment as inappropriate". If you've recently registered with Disqus or aren't seeing your comments immediately, you may need to verify your email address. To do so, visit disqus.com/account.
See more about comments here.
Twitter


Latest Jazz Photo Galleries
Latest Jazz Photo Galleries
Latest Jazz Photo Galleries
 
Jobs
  • Search Obituaries
  • Place an Obituary

  • Search Cars
  • Search Homes
  • Search Jobs
  • Search Marketplace
  • Search Legal Notices

  • Other Services
  • Advertise With Us
  • Subscribe to the Newspaper
  • Access your e-Edition
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Contact a newsroom staff member
  • Access the Trib Archives
  • Privacy Policy
  • Missing your paper? Need to place your paper on vacation hold? For this and any other subscription related needs, click here or call 801.204.6100.