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Utah Jazz part ways with Tyrone Corbin
NBA » The Utah Jazz part ways with their coach after going 25-57 in a rebuilding season.


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"The decision to make impactful changes in our organization is never taken lightly," Jazz CEO Greg Miller said in a statement. "Ty has always represented the Jazz franchise in a first-class manner both on the court and in the community. He did a wonderful job of building relationships with the players and encouraged their growth throughout the season. We wish Ty, Dante and their family nothing but the very best for their future."

The GM declined to discuss in details the reason for parting ways, but Lindsey illuminated a few points.

At a glance

Tyrone Corbin, year-by-year

Corbin’s record as head coach of the Utah Jazz:

Season W-L Pct. Result

2010-11 8-20 .266 Missed playoffs

2011-12 36-30 .545 Playoffs, first round

2012-13 43-39 .524 Missed playoffs

2013-14 25-57 .305 Missed playoffs

Totals 112-146 .434

Trib Talk: Corbin era ends

Getting called into the boss’s office is usually a bad omen.

That proved to be the case as Utah Jazz management announced the team will not renew Ty Corbin’s contract as head coach.

On Tuesday at 12:15 p.m., Tribune reporter Aaron Falk and columnists Kurt Kragthorpe and Gordon Monson join Jennifer Napier-Pearce to discuss Corbin’s three-plus years in the position, who’s next in line and what’s ahead for the Jazz after a bruising 25-57 season.

You can join the discussion by sending questions and comments to the hashtag #TribTalk on Twitter and Google+. You can also text comments to 801-609-8059.

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"From 5,000 feet there are philosophical things. Sometimes you can have a philosophy that has great synergy but it’s just the wrong time for a marriage or a relationship," Lindsey said. "Sometimes there are going to be differences of opinion whether it be personnel or what you’re doing with personnel. I think you have to assume there were some different thoughts and that’s one of the reasons we made the decision we made today."

The team’s defensive struggles — ranking 30th out of 30 teams — were also likely a factor.

"Being a defensive program going forward is very important to who we are and what we want to be," Lindsey said. "We want to establish that foundation."

The Jazz started the year by winning just once in their first 15 games.

As players returned to health, the Jazz hit their stride heading into the All-Star break, playing just under .500 basketball for a 40-game stretch.

But after the break, the season caught up with the rebuilding franchise. The Jazz closed out the year by winning just four games in their final 25.




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