Jazz not panicking yet
Coach Tyrone Corbin knows the Jazz, 2-6 in their last eight games, are playing a dangerous game: "It's not a panic time, but we need to figure out what we're doing now because we're in such a tight race for playoff spots in the West. You can't afford to fall back too far it can be a deep hole coming out of that."
Vaughn thanks Stockton and Malone
Orlando coach Jacque Vaughn credits ex-Jazz teammates John Stockton and Karl Malone for helping him learn what it takes to succeed in the NBA. "I had great veteran guys who I was able to sit next to every day and see their focus and their approach," Vaughn said. "… I owe those guys a lot for the position I'm in today."
D-Will: 'Nobody ever asked me'
Days after Deron Williams criticized the Nets' offense and one night after D-Will did not play in a loss at Milwaukee because of an injured wrist, coach Avery Johnson was fired. Williams told reporters: "I was shocked. I didn't expect it. … It caught me off guard." He added: "Nobody ever asked me what they should do with Avery."