Utah Jazz coach Ty Corbin may receive a resolution to his job status quickly.
Multiple sources tell The Salt Lake Tribune that Corbin and General Manager Dennis Lindsey are scheduled to meet on Monday, and an announcement concerning Corbin’s position could come soon after that meeting.
The sources said Lindsey wanted to take the Easter weekend as a short cooling off period.
The Jazz are coming off a 25-57 season that ended last Wednesday with a victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves. Corbin has been the Jazz coach since 2011, when Jerry Sloan abruptly resigned after 23 years on the job. Before obtaining the head coaching position, Corbin was coaching in the organization for a lengthy time as an assistant.
In three seasons, Corbin’s overall record is 112-146.
Corbin was also affiliated with the Jazz in his playing days, averaging 9.6 points and 6.2 rebounds over 233 games and three seasons. As the man following Sloan, Corbin inherited a difficult task, being handed a roster not conducive to winning or making the postseason, and doing so without a contract extension, effectively making him a lame duck.
The Jazz started the season 1-14, and ended the year losing 21 of their last 25 games, with many of the defeats coming in blowout fashion.
While cleaning out their lockers on Thursday, Corbin’s players were mostly complimentary, lauding him for connecting to the young players and the veterans and praising him for not giving up on the players at any point of the season.
Will that be enough to save his job? That is the unknown. Either way, the saga seems to be coming to a swift end.
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