Utah Jazz: How do you sell a rebuild to jazz fans? | Opinion

open letter

to me: Utah Jazz

From: Anonymous fan

To whom it May concern:

I am writing to inform you that I will not be renewing my season tickets. The Bojan Bogdanevich’s trade Thursdays are trite; I outta here. I’m starting my own rebuilding phase, like you. I’m rebuilding my bank account. It may take years. Sell ​​tickets to someone who is ready to watch a team on its way back to prominence.

I went there and did it.

Here’s the problem: It’s hard to justify paying thousands of dollars for tickets when you let go of your best players left and right and make absolutely clear that you’re rebuilding the team for the future — a project that will take, what, three to five years. Cheech, they built the Eiffel Tower in two sections. As you’re rebuilding for the future, I’ll get back to you in the future.

Sports franchises are the only businesses that can openly tell their customers: “Sorry, but we’re going to sell you a much inferior product for a few years — more losers, no playoffs, no star players, that kind of thing — so we can sell a really good model years later.” Can. Who knows about these things? In the meantime, make the most of it and make the check payable to…”

You are Donovan Mitchell dumped, the latest franchise operator. He stayed every five years. He is only 26 years old and still has three years on his contract. You are Rudy Goubert dumpThe other side of the team. you sent Royce O’Neill to the East Coast And the Patrick Beverly to the West Coast. And let’s not forget the fan favorites Joe Engels, which was abandoned last winter. Oh, the coach Quinn Snyder resigns. Now I’ve replaced Bogdanovic away – I was just learning to say his name – and there go the top four players from last season.

I traded pretty much everyone except the Ranger and Amulet (or are they gone too?).

Tell me again why should I pay so much money to watch this team?

Looks like we’re back to where we were when Deron Williams was Sent packing Then again after Gordon Hayward dumped us For a prettier girl, so to speak.

After the last wheel, deal, and housecleaning, Jazz has had more enlistment choices than selective service, and it spans years. As Patrick Byrne of Sports Illustrated said, “There may be some dark days waiting for Jazz Nation. Rebuilds aren’t always fun, and player development takes time.”

So call us when you’re done.

Danny Eng, the man in charge of jazz these days, has been so busy with fling deals, everyone knows he’s shrewd. As others have said, if you’re an NBA GM and see Ainge’s name on your caller ID, don’t answer. He’s good at what he does, but watch his work in progress? The Jazz will lose a lot of matches. They will conduct what are basically training sessions and tests during matches to develop a new team.

After noticing that rebuilding was underway, Deseret News beat the writer Sarah Todd warned fansThe NBA playoffs can’t be used to measure improvement for this team anymore. Instead, progress should be based on whether a player can reduce their turnover, and if another player can improve their passing, they can learn to defend without making any mistakes. It will be absolutely necessary to learn to celebrate small and moral victories.”

That’s the jazz we’re talking about, isn’t it – not Junior Jazz?

How would you like to be the guy in charge of selling tickets? What does he use to sell? Sorry about our soil and we renew?

Instead of maintaining the status quo and going on with regular season victories and divisional titles, the Jazz scraped everything and went on to win the championship, but who can say they’d lead anywhere else.

Maybe it will actually end in the end and you’ll have a contender for the championship again, but who wants to put up with another change while they wait to see if the team can win the jackpot with at least two newly acquired incarnation picks. Call me when that happens.

Vivint Arena and a J-note sculpture are photographed in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, May 24, 2022.

Kristen Murphy, Deseret News

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