After Jerry Sloan resigned the Utah Jazz were forced to part with their Hall Of Fame coach a lot sooner than they had anticipated.
The Jazz had Al Jefferson and had a bonafide All-Star in Deron Williams. They had also picked up some pieces in the Draft -- but the rift between Williams and Sloan, the new guard vs. the old guard, was just too much for Sloan to handle.
Instead of turning toward the NBA coaching carousel the Jazz looked over at their own bench, selecting Tyrone Corbin, a longtime assistant of Sloan's.
Though many at the time wondered why the Jazz would go with a coach like Corbin who had zero head coaching experience the franchise made their decision -- and signed Corbin to a three-year deal.
But that was back in 2011 -- and the Jazz did not renew his contract before this, his "contract year."
His career coaching record is 87-89, which under the adverse circumstances he was given, is fairly impressive. But, you have to wonder why the Jazz haven't pulled the trigger on an extension.
Here are five reasons why the Jazz organization may not have extended Corbin's deal: