Tyrone Corbin will not return as Jazz coach next season

Fitzgerald Cecilio – 4E Sports Reporter

Salt Lake City, UT, United States (4E Sports) – Tyrone Corbin will not return as coach of the Utah Jazz next season after the expiration of his contract, the team announced Monday.

The team did not offer a new contract to Corbin, who compiled a 112-146 (.434) record with the Jazz in four seasons.

He led the team to a winning record in two of his three full seasons and a playoff appearance in 2012. The Jazz finished the 2013-14 season with a 25-57 (.305) record.

“I would like to thank Ty and his staff for all of their hard work, dedication and professionalism over the last three-plus seasons,” said Jazz General Manager Dennis Lindsey.

“This has not been an easy decision, but after a thorough review process, we as an organization feel that this is the best decision for our franchise moving forward,” he added.

Lindsey said the search for a new head coach will begin immediately.

Corbin became the seventh head coach in Jazz history and only the fourth since the franchise’s relocation to Utah in 1979, when he was elevated to head coach on February 10, 2011 following the resignation of Jerry Sloan.

Prior to his promotion, Corbin served as an assistant coach for the Jazz under Sloan from 2004-2011. He also played for nine teams during a 16-year NBA career (1985-2001), including three seasons with the Jazz from 1991-94.

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