After last nights thumping at the hands of the Lakers brought the Jazz's recent record to 2-7, it's getting pretty difficult to be a fan of this team. Now Jerry Sloan is publicly expressing his doubts about his team's chances.
"We didn't give them much of a battle, knowing we have to play them again," said Utah Coach Jerry Sloan. "It looks pretty bleak. . . . "They have a terrific team. They have guys who can pass the ball, do about anything you ask a team to do. They've got guys who can make big shots, who just know how to play the game, make the game look simple. . . . "We're just like a little dent in the road, far as they're concerned. They're very comfortable playing against us and obviously should be."
I don't know whether I should be angry at Sloan for not trying to inspire confidence in his men or if I should admire his candor. It's not exactly the kind of thing you'd want to hear from your coach heading into the playoffs. What do you all think about this?
I for one don't envy Jerry Sloan's job right now. Boozer's comments about how he's a starter conflict with what everyone watching this team already knows. Paul Millsap is the better player and the team plays better when he's on the floor. There are four players on this team who seem to bring any energy to the court when they're playing and three of them aren't in the starting line-up. My only hope is that Mehmet Okur's return to the team provides a huge spark and they can pull off a huge upset in LA. I'm trying to get myself excited for the playoffs and Jerry's words aren't helping things.
Over and out.