"You wish guys would go out and do the right thing all the time and that I would do the right thing all the time," said Corbin, prior to Utah's home game Tuesday against the Milwaukee Bucks. "It's just a thing where things happen and you have to respond to it. If a guy's struggling, you have to encourage him. If a guy's not giving effort, you have to push him. So that's just a part of the business, man."
Former University of Utah star center Andrew Bogut was a late scratch Tuesday and didn't play for Milwaukee due to personal reasons.
"It's a personal situation and he's excused to go and deal with it," Bucks coach Scott Skiles said before tipoff.
He added: "I really don't want to say anything more … out of respect to Andrew."
Bogut, the No. 1 overall pick of the 2005 NBA Draft, is averaging 14.3 points and a team-high 10 rebounds.
He drew praise from Corbin and Utah center Al Jefferson during a Tuesday morning shootaround.
"He's a versatile player who can really pass the ball, who can make moves in the low post," Corbin said. "His game has continued to get better."
Jefferson added: "Bogut's a special player. … I love playing against him because he makes me step up."
Six Jazz games have been played and Corbin still hasn't named a team captain.
He's said several times he's getting closer to selecting a leader, but wouldn't reveal anything specific Tuesday.
Corbin joked he could go the entire season and not choose a captain.
"Still working on it. … We have guys that's actually doing the right thing, saying the right stuff. We just haven't named anybody yet," Corbin said.