The Jazz shot out of the gate last season with a 27-13 record near the midpoint, but finished with an epic collapse rivaling that of the Roman Empire by winning only 12 of their final 42 games.
After longtime head coach Jerry Sloan abruptly resigned midseason, Ty Corbin took the reigns and finished with an 8-20 record.
The Jazz also traded away their All-Star point guard Deron Williams about that time, and it looks like the team is in a rebuilding mode for the first time since President Jimmy Carter was in office.
The Jazz began a remarkable run of 20 straight playoff appearances including two Finals appearances against the Michael Jordan-led Chicago Bulls' dynasty that began in 1983 and didn't end until John Stockton and Karl Malone rode off into the sunset.
The Jazz have missed the playoffs four times in the past eight seasons, but only two of those years did they have a losing record, last year being one of them.
This franchise has been one of the most consistent in sports for a long period. The ship is listing a bit, but Coach Corbin can right it by making the following four adjustments once the 2011-12 season gets under way: