Tyrone Corbin‘s job security in Utah has come into question and we could have a resolution sooner rather than later. Multiple sources tell Tony Jones and Steve Luhm of The Salt Lake Tribune that Corbin and General Manager Dennis Lindsey are scheduled to meet on Monday and an announcement concerning Corbin’s future could come soon after that meeting.
A report late last week indicated that the Jazz already decided to part ways with Corbin, but both the club and the coach’s agent came out to deny the story. It’s very possible that the Jazz will let Corbin go after a 25-57 season and a last place finish in the Western Conference, but nothing has been decided yet. The sources told Jones and Luhm that Lindsey wanted to take the Easter weekend as a short cooling off period heading into tomorrow’s meeting.
Corbin took over in the middle of the 2010/11 season after longtime coach Jerry Sloan stepped down. The team went 8-20 the rest of the way that year, but Corbin guided the team to winning records the following two seasons. Utah appeared in the playoffs only once during Corbin’s tenure, and they were swept by the Spurs in the opening round in 2012.