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Old 03-10-2011, 06:47 PM   #1
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Be interesting to see if they let it drag out ridiculously over a couple decades like they did with AD. He has to be up there as long as Layden, Eaton, Griff and Horny are. Boozer was hurt too much. Okur, LOL! AK will deserve it too even if he leaves after this year.
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Old 03-10-2011, 07:39 PM   #2
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Doubt it, getting your number retired isn't always about how good of a player you were, and you only played for 4-5 years, it's an award for more of a commitment to the franchise for a long time, and still being relatively good.

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Old 03-10-2011, 11:25 PM   #3
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I don't see it getting retired under the circumstances that he left. AK will most likely and Millsap maybe one day as well if he stays.
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Old 03-13-2011, 06:49 PM   #4
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getting your number retired isn't always about how good of a player you were, and you only played for 4-5 years, it's an award for more of a commitment to the franchise for a long time, and still being relatively good

He was committed to the franchise while here and I believe was with them longer than AD or Horny. Was the franchise commited to him?

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I don't see it getting retired under the circumstances that he left. AK will most likely and Millsap maybe one day as well if he stays.

It will be a joke if he doesn't. Other than Stockton and Malone and Sloan I guess no one deserves it more.
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Old 03-13-2011, 07:39 PM   #5
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You really think Deron was committed to the Jazz's franchise, because he was calling out the organization for not resigning Ronnie Brewer, and not making enough moves, which I guess you can understand, but he made a lot of statements in the media that really looked like he was leaving, he didn't look committed to a future in Utah to me, was the Jazz committed to him? No they weren't either. It would be a joke if AK doesn't get his number retired, Millsap hasn't been here long enough.
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Old 03-14-2011, 07:02 PM   #6
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He was committed to winning. The Jazz never have been. He deserves his number to be retired regardless.

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It would be a joke if AK doesn't get his number retired, Millsap hasn't been here long enough.

As long as Eaton is up there AK certainly deserves it. Paul could be traded at any time unfortunately.
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Old 12-17-2011, 07:36 PM   #8
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Newly signed Jazz small forward Josh Howard is expected to wear number 8, taking the jersey that once belonged to All-Star Deron Williams.

Just as Tripuka wore A.D.'s number right after they were traded for each other.
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Old 12-18-2011, 04:34 AM   #9
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I assume the Jazz won't retire No. 47 for Andrei Kirilenko, but I also wouldn't expect them to issue it to somebody else in the near future

Got to be consistent. AK should be up there if Eaton, Griff, Horny and Layden are. Deron too.
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Old 12-18-2011, 05:47 AM   #10
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Got to be consistent. AK should be up there if Eaton, Griff, Horny and Layden are. Deron too.

Hornacek did far more for the Jazz than AK ever did.
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Old 12-18-2011, 06:25 AM   #11
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Easy to say since he got to play on their best teams. AK didn't have that luxury.
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Old 12-19-2011, 09:09 PM   #12
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So in acknowledging A.K. as one of the top dozen players in franchise history, Iím labeling him a failure, in this sense: With his multiple talents, he was good enough to have No. 47 someday hang from the rafters. That wonít happen. Thatís his fault.

A.K. will be treated better, Iím sure, if he ever comes back with New Jersey or another NBA team. In Jazz history, he ultimately ends up being comparable to Thurl Bailey ó a good player, for a long time, just not meriting an enduring honor such as having his jersey retired.

Again where is the consistency. Layden, Griff, Horny, Eaton. AK and Deron have to be there too than. Surprised they didn't hang Hansen up there more than Bailey. LMAO!
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