Part two of a transcript of a media interview with Jazz general manager Kevin O'Connor conducted Wednesday at the team practice facility.
Problem between Al Jefferson and Tyrone Corbin: No. I don't see anything. Look, are there always going to be dustups and have issues and everything we'll try and keep as internal as possible? But I really don't. I'm around it enough to say. Look, do you get upset with each other at times? Do you get upset with your boss? [Laughs] You won't answer that, do you? [Laughs] Ask me your question again? You see any problems we're having? No comment. [Laughs]. Jefferson recently not talking with media after games, and whether O'Connor has a problem with that: I do. And that'll be addressed. Here's what I've got a problem with: We're professionals. We've got to do the right thing, whether we win or lose. And if that's the situation and that's occurred, I can understand being upset and giving a one-word answer and everything. But that's not who we are. That's not what we'll continue to do. He'll address the press afterwards, as far as that goes. … Look, you've got a job to do, we've got a job to do, players have got a job to do. We'll make sure that all our jobs are done and done professionally.
Corbin being in a tough spot: Sure. Organization letting Corbin do the best he can during a rough season, then really watch him next year: I think everybody has to go through everybody's going to be questioned. Again, if those two shots don't go in, we'd be sitting here talking; maybe wouldn't be talking about it as much. But I think what you've got to understand is that, he's going to be questioned because he's a young coach. And the second reason that he's going to be questioned is because, he's following a coach who was here for 23 years and was successful. So, all of those things he knew going into it. That's why we felt he was the right person for the job. That's why we felt that everybody outside the organization needed to understand that's why we gave him a contract. Because, going forward, we feel that he's the right guy for the job and going on from there. One of the funny things is, if coach Sloan had done it and played the young kids, [you] would have said, 'God, that's great. Jerry stuck with those young kids and did that, and wherever happened he was in there with them.' But now you're questioning it, because it's somebody else [as] a coach. And that's you should be doing that, and that's your job and that's your responsibility. But let me say this: Our responsibility is to support our coach, which we do.