Monthly Archives: February 2011

Doc Rivers makes a funny house call at the ESA

Celtics coach Doc Rivers is a funny guy. Intense, but funny. Rivers cracked a joke Monday morning before his team’s shootaround at EnergySolutions Arena. Asked about the hectic couple of weeks the Jazz have been through, with coach Jerry Sloan’s … Read More

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A few thoughts on the DWill-less Jazz

My column in Wednesday’s paper was supposed to be a rather lighthearted look at Deron Williams’ predicament with the Utah Jazz. After all, he was getting upset about all those DWill-to-New York rumors and they were only just getting started. … Read More

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Williams confused by negative publicity

Sounding a little like his former coach, Deron Williams was self-depreciating Friday as he brushed away accusations that he forced Jerry Sloan out after nearly 23 years as coach of the Utah Jazz. “I’m not the smartest guy, but I’m … Read More

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Jazz need DWill’s help as Corbin era begins tonight

You’re the leader, go lead. That was the message new Utah Jazz coach Tyrone Corbin gave to All-Star point guard Deron Williams before Friday’s game with the Phoenix Suns. Corbin, who takes over Jerry Sloan after nearly 23 seasons at … Read More

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O’Connor to media: Don’t call DWill a “coach killer”

After 23 seasons at his post, Jerry Sloan is no longer the coach of the Utah Jazz. And despite reports to the contrary, Deron Williams had nothing to do with it. So said Jazz general manager Kevin O’Connor on Thursday, … Read More

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Williams, Korver, Brewer enjoy renuion dinner

Williams, party of three! With the Jazz and Bulls meeting on Wednesday, much has made of Utah point guard Deron Williams and ex-teammates Kyle Korver and Ronnie Brewer going out to dinner together. The three were close friends when they … Read More

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Sloan wants focus on Bulls, not “The Return”

As if the Utah Jazz and Chicago Bulls didn’t already have a rich history together, with scads of connections, there now is tonight’s game at EnergySolutions Arena. Also known as “The Return.” When the Bulls and Jazz meet up, Chicago … Read More

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Jefferson won’t get caught up in Jazz-Bulls hype

Don’t look for center Al Jefferson to get caught up in the hype surrounding Wednesday night’s Jazz-Bulls game. With ex-Jazzmen Carlos Boozer, Kyle Korver and Ronnie Brewer returning to Salt Lake City as members of the Bulls, it figures the … Read More

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Williams remains out of action with wrist injury

Deron Williams is officially out for tonight’s game against the Houston Rockets. It will be the fourth consecutive game the former All-Star has missed with a hyper-extended right wrist. The Jazz are now listing Williams as having a strained tendon … Read More

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Jazz practice through the pain

It came as a bit of a surprise, but the Jazz practiced again on Tuesday, the day after a back-to-back series. And on a day when four players missed practices with a variety of injuries. It likely wasn’t a long … Read More

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