Utah Jazz: The 50 greatest players in franchise history

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All-time greatest Utah Jazz players: No. 31 Tyrone Corbin

  • Seasons with the franchise: Three (1991-92 to 1993-94)
  • Regular-season games played: 233
  • Averages as a Jazzman: 9.6 points, 5.6 rebounds, 1.7 assists, 1.2 steals, 0.3 blocks
  • Shooting percentages: 48.8 from the field, 16.2 from three, 83.7 from the foul line
  • Playoff games with Utah: 37
  • Postseason averages: 9.2 points, 5.5 rebounds, 1.1 assists, 1.0 steals, 0.2 blocks

The Milkman.

Arriving via the Thurl Bailey trade with the Minnesota Timberwolves, journeyman Tyrone Corbin provided a key reliable bench weapon in Salt Lake City for the three years surrounding his 30th birthday.

Actually, to be fair, the 6-foot-6, 210-pound forward earned a part-time role as a starter in his final two years with the franchise, most notably averaging 11.6 points and 6.3 rebounds while tallying 58 regular-season starts for a 1992-93 team that finished 47-35.

Simply put, Corbin was a solid contributor, including on defense, for three solid Jazz squads. And of course, the fact that he returned to Utah as an assistant coach from 2004 to 2011 and then as head coach of the Utah Jazz (112-146 regular-season record) until 2014, well, that means he has to appear fairly high up here.