As the Utah Jazz celebrate their 50th anniversary this season, it’s a great time to reflect on the long and proud history of the nine coaches who’ve been the leading man of the Jazz.
From Scotty Robertson in 1974 to Will Hardy in 2022, the Jazz have been blessed with some of the greatest coaches in league history throughout their rich history. Read below for a look back at each coach, and see how the Jazz got to this point in history.
7.) Tyrone Corbin | 2011-14
Another NBA veteran who transitioned into coaching, Corbin took over for Sloan as head coach of the Jazz in 2011., Turns out that was just the start of a long coaching career;he's currently an assistant coach for the Charlotte Hornets.
Following a four-year career at DePaul University, Corbin became a second-round pick of the Spurs in 1985. He then had a 15-year NBA career, playing for 10 different teams — including a three-year stint with the Jazz from 1991-94.
Corbin's coaching career began with the New York Knicks as manager of player development in 2003. After one season, Corbin also came out to the Mountain West, where he joined Sloan's staff, becoming one of his most trusted assistants for seven years. Upon Sloan's resignation, Corbin was promoted to head coach, leading Utah through the 2013-14 season.
After Utah elected to not renew his contract, Corbin joined Sacramento's staff under Mike Malone before being promoted to interim head coach for three months during the 2014-15 season. He was relieved of his duties, but chose to stay with the organization as an advisor to the front office.
He returned to the NBA scene, joining Phoenix's staff in 2016. Two years later, he joined the Orlando Magic’s assistant coaching staff for three years before joining Charlotte's staff in 2022.
- 7th on DePaul's all-time scoring list
- 2x Honorable Mention All-American
- Utah Jazz | 112-146
- Sacramento Kings | 7-21
CAREER: 119-167 | .416 winning percentage