Only one team can win a championship - so what bands fans together? My answer is hope. Even the most optimistic of Jazz fans do not think the Jazz will make it out of the first round this year. Do the Jazz have hope? Yes (it sits on the bench), but today was a major blow to that hope. Bledsoe would have been great, but even the acquistion of a longshot quality player like Marshon Brooks would have been bettter than losing Milsap for nothing at the end of the season.
I am disgusted with the Jazz front office. KOC and DL should be hung from the rafters of ESA facing the 1996-97, 1997-98 Jazz NBA Finals banners because it is as close as they could possibly get to the finals with the actions they have displayed today. DL talks of culture and obtaining players of quality and virtue. Yet it has been no big deal that the assistant coach is arrested for avoiding taxes. I hate the hypocrisy.
I am a life-time Jazz fan - and I will be for the rest of my life. But, I my revulsion towards the front office is too much to bare right now. I invite fellow Jazz Nation who have a similar distaste for the decisions of the front office to join me on my new band wagon...
Which player empitomizes Jazz basketball more than any other player in the league? My answer is Kenneth Faried (followed by DMC, who I am sure the Jazz will not keep next year). The Nuggets are currently everything Jazz fans want the Jazz to be: A front office willing to make tough trades for the betterment of the franchise, a cast of young talent that actually plays in the games, and hope for a great future (and present). For the rest of the season my Malone, Stockton, Hayward, and Favors jerseys will all sit in the closet in place of English, Billups, Faried, and Lawson. Root sports will be replaced by Altitude. I will root for the Nuggets as a true darkhorse contender in place of a 5 game bust against the Spurs, Thunder, or Clippers. I invite you all to join me in my cheering of our Rocky Mt. neighbors until the Jazz front office can wake the Hell up.