Bits from Tyrone Corbin Interview, 11/26
The Jazz’s win-loss record should be ignored based on the makeup of this team, the ridiculous schedule, and having to play the best teams in the NBA multiple times. Are you happy with the development and progress the team is making?
We have to understand where we are, and we’re working through a lot of different things. We had 10 guys on the roster active for awhile. We’re getting guys back in the lineup, and they’ve been out, the guys that’s coming back was out for an extended amount of time, so we had to manage some guys’ minutes as we work ’em back into game shape.
Also, getting them familiar with each other again from being out such an extended amount of time, so there’s been a lot of things going on….
And we’ve had, you know, we’ve talked about it, at the beginning of the year, we had 18 games the first, one game in October, I mean, the first of October, end of October, and 17 in the month of November.
So it’s going to be tough, with six back-to-backs added to that, so we understood what the schedule was, and being shorthanded didn’t help it. But we gotta continue to work, and I expect to win games, and fight as hard as we can. And we wanna play a certain way to have a chance to win those games.
On Richard Jefferson and Marvin Williams
Well, they’re great, great role models for the young guys on this team. As we go through our, we’ve been going through our struggles, these guys have really stayed consistent about working, communicating to the guys, talking ’em through situations.
Reinforcing the things we as coaches are talking to the guys about, letting ’em know why we’re saying certain things and how it’s gonna help not only them but help the team have a chance to win. So they’ve been true, true professionals for us.
On Alec Burks
Well, you know, he struggled a little bit last night. He got a little anxious. You know, guys are r–you know, as you struggle, guys wanna make shots that happen right away. I thought he rushed a little bit.
It’s just part of going through the process. Figuring out when you’re not going well, when it’s not going well for you or your team, how do you stay consistent and fight your way through it?
** Tyrone Corbin, unintentional dirty quote machine: Rudy [Gobert] came in and did a good job of being big on the inside, you know, clog down the middle, get his hands on some balls.
What is Carlos Boozer’s legacy in Salt Lake?
Well, it should be on the floor. What he did for his teammates on the floor, the guy he was in the community. I thought he did a great job of, he’s a good human being, and I really enjoyed coaching him.
And unfortunately, he was injured for an amount, a lot of the time he was here, but you can’t control injuries…But the time he was on the floor, and the person he was, I thought he did a great job for this organization. (1280)
The segment ends with one of the 1280 guys concluding that Tyrone Corbin must be a smart guy with brain power because he was a computer science major in college (or in his exact words, “a freaking computer programming expert or whatever.”)