ESPN's Rumor Central mentions Nate as possible replacement for Sloan in Utah this summer
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  1. ***Jason***
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    Posted 02/11/2011 2:07 PM

    In an article in ESPN's rumor mill they say that it may be in the Jazz's plans to hire Nate this summer after his contract with Portland expires. I know Nate's tenure has been a little bit controversial here the last couple of years, but would it make sense to not extend him and let him go to a division rival when there is no clear better option to replace him with? This one concerns me. I actually like Nate. I'm not sure he's the necessarily the right guy going forward, but if not, who is? I can't think of anybody available that would be an improvement. Having said that, it would only be natural for a guy like Nate to replace Sloan. Sloan was there for so long and they are used to playing half court pick and roll o and focusing on defense. Sounds like Nate to me. Any thoughts.
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  1. Ricky Ackerman
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    Posted 02/11/2011 2:36 PM

    I think its funny people think of Nate as focusing on defense when our opponents fg% has never been in the top 10 under him. As for letting Nate go to a divisional opponent, no good. He knows all of our players strengths and weaknesses, and for the next 5 or so years would destroy us with that information. Nate has shown this year that when Roy isn't there, he can actually make some adjustments. Now will that happen when Brandon comes back? We will have to wait and see. But if this new style of play (the not Broy-iso every play offense) sticks even when Roy returns, I think (and yes I've been on Nate's case for a couple years, but without Brandon this year he has adjusted which was my complaint in the past) we would be crazy to not extend Nate.
  1. BDawg
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    Posted 02/11/2011 6:59 PM

    Nate is a keeper.  Indisputable COTY in my book, period.
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  1. CarlJ1
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    Posted 02/11/2011 11:51 PM

    No question that we should keep Nate it's not his fault that we have all those injuries.I'am open to see who else is out there but i think we will extend him and i kind of hope he does win COTY but i kind of don't because for the past couple of years it has been the kiss of death for coaches.
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  1. Tobyus Sanchezo
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    Posted 02/12/2011 12:29 AM

    I hope it's just another terrible rumor started by all the Laker fans down there at ESPN.
    We lose Coach Nate, our sails will catch no wind for a while.
    I am a fan of multiple All-Stars on the Blazers roster this season!
  1. shynz0r
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    Posted 02/12/2011 12:41 AM

    Just can't see Mac goin' to Utah.  Dude is a champ and that's all there is to it.  Who's Portland gonna' bring in to replace him? 

    I am a fan of Rudy and Patty's off-court bromance.
  1. Tiki Kienle
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    Posted 02/12/2011 1:34 AM

    Utah's revenge for sniping Matthews.
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    Posted 02/12/2011 7:08 AM

    Its just another RUMOR that is why its called RUMOR CENTRAL
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