Posted by: disco on February 10th, 2011The author's views are entirely his or her own and may not reflect the views of the Utah Jazz.
I have just arrived home from work to read all the blog posts on the site. (took me an hour). The big problem I see for the future is how we come back as a team. From what I can read, the opinions are split down the middle. Everyone is upset that Jerry Sloan has quit. The problem lies in who people blame. 50% of fans blame D-Will and will possibly never forgive him (particularly if he doesnt re-sign) The other 50% seem to believe that Jerry was just tired of dealing with the new age diva mentality of many players and it was time for a great coach to retire.
If you take the view, as I am trying to, that what’s done is done, then we need to look to the future. My problem is, how does a fractured team come back from this. We have a fractured team, with fractured fans. You only need to read the abuse that some fans are getting for putting forward their opinions on this site. The next month will define what needs to happen. If the fans react to D-Will the way that I unfortunately expect them to, then he will walk. If that is what needs to happen to repair the club , then so be it. If the fans are going to stand behind the team and support all members of the team, Deron needs to re-sign and prove he is the man that fans believe in.
Overall the front office needs to work out what is best for the club. Without the fans, the club is nothing. You can have a superstar, but if he is despised, then why have him. Due to the lockout, the Utah Jazz have about 20 days to decide which path the club needs to take to fix the problems that have caused todays issues. Deal D-Will for some absolute quality, or have faith that he is the kind of man that will stick around and deliver what we all crave, a championship.
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