raja bell

Calling Jazz coach Tyrone Corbin unprofessional and saying his career with the Jazz is over, Raja Bell opened up firing Tuesday during a season-ending media interview and never ran out of bullets.

The 35-year-old guard said Corbin made things personal by not allowing him to take the court during Utah’s first-round playoff defeat to San Antonio. Every active Jazz player except Bell recorded minutes. And after working back from knee and groin injuries this season only to watch his teammates be swept by the Spurs without him, Bell left no room for reconciliation. He’s done with the Jazz, and has no intention of playing another game in a Utah uniform…

Longtime Utah small forward C.J. Miles said he was proud of what his team accomplished and is open to returning next season. But the seven-year veteran joined Bell in questioning Corbin’s communication skills, pointing toward deep-rooted issues that sometimes undercut the team’s improved chemistry this year.

– Reported by Brian T. Smith of the Salt Lake Tribune