Today the Utah Jazz made a decision on former head coach Tyrone Corbin. And that decision was to not bring him back as head coach of this team. You are free to speculate on why this happened; why it happened the way that it did; and why it happened now. You will be hard pressed to find another human being who isn't employed as a writer who has written more about Corbin over the last four seasons as I have. I'm okay with the split. I think it's going to be fine for both parties in the future. Being a nice guy is great, and I appreciate nice people.
After the announcement was made public by the good people over at UtahJazz.com the GM of the team, Dennis Lindsey, held a small press conference.
None of the Miller family attended. The online reaction was both immediate and predictable. I've summarized it all for you in this one image:
The people who felt "x, y, z" about Ty got what they wanted. The people who felt "1, 2, 3" about him also got what they wanted. The bottom line is that the people who wanted him gone got more of what they wanted today. And if you look at the decision makers for the Utah Jazz -- they were among that group of people, no matter what a press junket or subjective superlatives say.
So long Ty. I don't know if the next coach will be better than you or worse than you. But I know that the Utah Jazz franchise will have many, many coaches after you. And many winning seasons in our future.
More on Ty Corbin:
- Coach Tyrone Corbin -- A head coaching obituary (By Yucca Man)
- Tyrone Corbin will always be a big piece of the franchise coaching pie (By AllThatAmar)
- The Downbeat #1198: The Jazz's Pending Free Agent Coach Edition (By @Peter_J_Novak)
- Head Coach Tyrone Corbin made the tough decision this year (satire) (By AllThatAmar / Yucca Man)
- Tyrone Corbin April Fool's Day post (By AllThatAmar)
- Thibodeau, Vogel, head 2010-2011 NBA Coaching class (By AllThatAmar)
- Vogel @ Corbin: The Midseason Replacements (By My_Lo)
- Jazz head coach Tyrone Corbin has had longest periods of stability in Utah (By AllThatAmar)
- Andrew Wiggins, and the mystery of the cosmos has sealed our fates (By AllThatAmar)