Tyrone Corbin will not return as Utah Jazz head coach

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Corbin is out of Utah after three-plus seasons, thanks in large part to missing the playoffs in consecutive years.

The Utah Jazz announced on Monday that they will not offer head coach Tyrone Corbin a new contract, ending his tenure with the team.

The Jazz went 25-57 under Corbin this season, finishing dead last in their division and missing the playoffs for a second time during his three full seasons at the helm.

"I would like to thank Ty and his staff for all of their hard work, dedication and professionalism over the last three-plus seasons," Jazz general manager Dennis Lindsey said in a release. "This has not been an easy decision, but after a thorough review process, we as an organization feel that this is the best decision for our franchise moving forward."

Corbin went 112-146 in the four seasons following his promotion to head coach in 2011, which came after the resignation of Jerry Sloan. He had two winning seasons during his three full years, guiding the team to a playoff berth in 2012.

"Ty represented himself and the Utah Jazz organization with great class and dignity, and he and his family have been an important part of our team and community for many years," said team president Randy Rigby. "I want to thank them for their numerous contributions to this franchise and wish them well in the future. They will always remain a part of the Jazz family."

Jazz blog SLC Dunk offered their condolences on the passing of Corbin's head coaching career:

Ty Corbin passed from his Head Coaching Life [Monday] morning after a long struggle against the quality teams of the NBA. He left peacefully, surrounded by his players and sent into the hands of his family. ...

He believed in players earning their playing time, in working hard to get better, and teaching young guys to play the right way. More than anything else, Ty was praised by the Jazz front office for being a good man.

A release by the team stated the search for a new head coach "will begin immediately." The rumor mill for Corbin's replacement is already gearing up.

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