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The Definitive "Sydney Lowe is a Jazz Assistant Coach" post

If you are as crazy as some of us, you already know that he's going to be part of the team. The Tribune's Brian T. Smith already let that cat out of the bag. So how many of you actually remember this guy? I remember him as an assistant of the T-Wolves and as a head coach for the Vancouver Grizzlies. His NBA head coaching experience speaks for itself. And it says "ouch". You gotta be really good to lose over 200 games. It says that you've coached for a long time. Or it could also say that, perhaps, you didn't coach for very long -- but when you did, your teams failed to win at all. To be fair, the best players he has had a chance to work with were Christian Laettner, Isiah Rider (J.R.), Shareef Abdur-Rahim, Michael Dickerson, Mike Bibby, and Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf (Chris Jackson). It's not like he inherited Michael Jordan or Kobe Bryant like some other "genius" NBA coach has. He was on a team with Tyrone Corbin back in 1989-1990, information I know through Basketball John's diligence. I, in my way, had to make fun of him for being a good blogger. I'm also here to make fun of Sydney Lowe -- who I am sure is a great guy, but he hasn't improved the Jazz in my mind. You don't maintain a winning culture by bringing in lifetime losers. Maybe I'm being too hard on him. He seems to have flopping mastered. (That is *literally* the only basketball highlight with him in it.) Maybe he can help us teach our bigmen how to defend the paint. No, wait, that's what hiring a Bigman assistant coach could do. It's not like we just drafted (well, drafted one, traded for the other) back to back 19 year olds who play PF/C and have no idea what they are doing.


Clearly this is the best we could do. And clearly, the team owner is focused not only on the lock out, but on how to improve the team. In recognition of this moment, here's something to cheer you up.