Posted by: TACOREV on January 13th, 2013The author's views are entirely his or her own and may not reflect the views of the Utah Jazz.
The Jazz hold on in Detroit to wrap up a 2-1 road trip.
Jefferson led all scorers with 20 & 10 while Millsap and Foye each contributed 17, and Burks pitched in with 12 off the bench.
The Pistons were led by Brandon Knight’s 16, Will Bynum’s 13, and Greg Monroe’s 12 & 11.
I only saw parts of this game but I was following it as I watched my 49ers do work on the Packers.
Speaking of the 49ers, I can’t help but point out a striking similarity of that organization to this Jazz team.
Midway through the 2008 NFL season, Mike Singletary was named head coach of the 49ers, who improved from ‘not-very-good’ to ‘mediocre’. It was apparent to me that “Coach Sing” was not a good football coach, but other 49er fans that I associated with were just so content with improving to ‘mediocre’ status that they told me to “stop complaining” and to “be patient, give it some time”. I maintained that the team had talent to be a playoff team but never would as long as Singletary was running the show.
Sure enough, after a two and a half underachieving seasons, “Sing” was axed and in came Jim Harbaugh. The 49ers are now in their second straight NFC championship game in each of Harbaugh’s two seasons at head coach… with essentially the same players Singletary was unable to win with.
Corbin is Singletary. The Jazz have playoff talent, yet with a coach that can’t put it together. Bring in somebody that can utilize these players in ways that complement each others’ skill sets, and this team will be greatly improved — without making a single roster change (obviously we do need to add a #2 PG somehow, but you get what I’m saying).
The Jazz return to SLC for a three-game home stand, starting with the DWC Heat on Monday.
Jazz player of the game: Al Jefferson
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