The Big Show: Recap of Friday March 1st 2013
Austin Horton - March 1st, 2013
Tags: Pac-12, Jazz, Utah, BYU, USU, Other Teams, Pro, College, High School, NBA, NFL, MLB, NHL, Baseball, Basketball, Football, Golf, Hockey, Spence and Gordon
Austin prepared sound bytes of Sidney Lowe/Gordon Hayward saying the Jazz as a team are constantly watching other teams around them in the standings, while Earl Watson said that's the wrong way of approaching it. Spence and Gordon were then going to discuss that and preview the Jazz-Bobcats. However, Gordon had other ideas. He had made a list of things he wanted to talk about. So we went down the list and created a new segment, Gordon's List. #GordonsList on twitter if you want to follow or suggest things Gordon should have on the list.
NBA Assist-Ian Thomsen (@SI_IanThomsen), Sports Illustrated:
Ian joined the show and talked about how Dennis Rodman and Kim Jong-un or whatever his name is are going to be best of friends, because when they're in the same room they think to themselves, "Hey, I'm not the weirdest guy in here."
Ian stressed his belief that it's important for young teams like the Jazz to make it to the playoffs, even if they lose early. He doesn't believe there's much of a better way to learn than to lose in the playoffs.
Richard "Smitty" Smith, Director of Bball Ops for the Jazz:
Dennis Lindsey was out of town on a scouting trip, and so our friend "Smitty" stopped by to chat for a bit. Smitty told us stories about scouting and running the basketball operations. He said that the Jazz were really very high on Damian Lillard when they saw him play at Weber State, and you could tell he really would've like to have seen Lillard somehow fall to the Jazz in last year's draft, but the Warriors made sure that didn't happen by tanking the last part of the year (my words, not Smitty's). Smitty talked about how there are guys that are "sure things" that never pan out, and then there are guys you never expect to be anything at all in the league and they turn in nice careers. He said he's experienced them both, pointing out Wes Matthews as his best example of the latter of the two case studies.
Split Story at 3
NBA Assist with SI's Chris Mannix at 4
Utah Jazz Sr VP Kevin O'Connor at 5
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