Boozer, We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Boozer

 —  February 22, 2005

Apparently, the deal with Utah is dead everywhere but Jack Haley’s mind. Sources reliable (such Hoopsworld) and not so trustworthy (Peter Vessey and Chad Ford of ESPN’s Insiders) all say the Boozer to the Laker talks are not only dead, they were never really all that alive.

No good word on other moves. It appears that, as some of us had said before, the Lakers are standing pat.

Let the Jack Haley bashing begin. (And check out the comments below in the Travel post, where Dan and I started a Haley discussion.)

Update: Jack Haley himself said he thinks Utah “may go in another direction” during an afternoon interview on 570 am. He said he had sources that told him it was a go, but that Utah got buyer’s remorse.