Monday, March 13, 2006
posted by CHRIS - 4:04 PM
Ok, so I was told I needed to comment on the latest drama unfolding in the Utah Jazz Management offices and spilling onto the floor of the Delta Center.
Anybody who saw last Monday's Utah Jazz victory at home over the Orlando Magic, or watched ESPN SportsCenter saw Jazz owner Larry Miller berate his players on the court and then later in the locker room.
Larry, buddy, pal o’ mine… SHUT THE HELL UP! As the Rock once said, "KNOW YOUR ROLE AND SHUT YOUR MOUTH!" You own the team, but if you don’t like the players on your team or the way they are playing, walk your big fat ass down to GM Kevin O'Connor's office and tell him to do something about it. That's what you pay him for. If you think he won’t or hasn't done a good job, fire him and get one who will do whatever crackpot thing you want him to do.
But under no circumstances should you ever… and I mean EH-EH-EH-EEEEEEEVER... walk your big fat ass onto the court and into Coach Jerry Sloan's huddle and yell at his team. That's what you pay Sloan to do, and if you've ever sat courtside at a Jazz game, you know he does a good job of it. If you don’t like the job he is doing, fire him. (Just a side note... if you do, you are the dumbest S.O.B. I have ever met.)
You aren’t the reason the people of Utah have supported the team over the last 20 years. Stockton, Malone and Sloan are. I advise you to stay out of the huddle or, better yet, just stay out of the arena completely if you can't keep yourself in check.