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Jerry Sloan to resign, Corbin named acting coach

Posted on: February 10, 2011 1:41 pm
Edited on: February 10, 2011 3:40 pm
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Posted by Royce Young

According to the Deseret News, Utah Jazz coach Jerry Sloan will resign at a press conference later today. Along with Sloan, assistant coach Phil Johnson will step down as well.

This comes after the Salt Lake Tribune reported that Sloan was visibly shaken after a tough loss to the Bulls last night. He kept the media waiting an extended time, which is abnormal for Sloan, and just said there would be a press conference today.

Beat reporter Brian T. Smith said calls to general manager Kevin O'Conner have not been returned.

Assistant coach Ty Corbin is expected to take over in Sloan's place, according to Ken Berger.

Sloan of course is the longest tenured coach in professional sports, having coached the Jazz for 23 seasons and that's happened in 2001 after Tom Kelly resigned from the Minnesota Twins. Sloan just signed a one-year extension with the team last week.

As for why, that's up for speculation at this point. Some are already running out this being an effort to keep Deron Williams who will be a free agent soon. Some are saying that Sloan has been at odds with management for a while. In reality, nobody really knows at this point and it's probably just best to wait and see.

Sloan was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2009.
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Since: Dec 29, 2006
Posted on: February 10, 2011 4:13 pm
 

Jerry Sloan to resign, Corbin named acting coach

anyone who posts a negetive comment about jerry sloan needs to be shot..he is the most respected coach in the league and was a damn fine player too..and if deron williams had anything to do with his leaving williams is a damn fool..without sloan williams is just another bum but thats what the league wants it seems....good bye jerry you deserved better treatment



Since: Apr 20, 2009
Posted on: February 10, 2011 2:58 pm
 

Report: Jerry Sloan to resign

1996 is only 15 years ago, so it could not be LaRussa!!!!! Nor could it be Phil Jackson since he has only been Lakers coach since 2005, and Popovich has been in San Antonio since 1997 (when Duncan was drafted) Right now, Sloan has been on the job longer that any other coach/manager in the major sports. You are wrong. Sloan became the longest tenured when Kelly left the Twins because he was on the job longer than Sloan. At that time Sloan became longest active coach.



Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: February 10, 2011 2:48 pm
 

Report: Jerry Sloan to resign

That would awesome if he takes Phil's spot next year, talk about replacing a legend with a legend!



Since: Sep 8, 2008
Posted on: February 10, 2011 2:40 pm
 

Report: Jerry Sloan to resign

Actually I'm fairly certain the title of longest tenured (active) coach would be LaRussa in St. Louis, since he's been with the team since 1996.  Reid would be the longest tenured in football, and I think Phil Jackson would now be the longest tenured in basketball. 

I figure that Young meant to say, "that" instead of "that's," but I agree that it really doesn't matter that Sloan has been the longest tenured since 2001.

Bottom line, Sloan is probably the greatest NBA coach not to have won a title, and IMO, that doesn't diminish his greatness one bit.  Is he as good a coach as Jackson or "Red?" No, but he still is in the top 5 or 6 coaches all time.  The NBA will miss him greatly.




Since: Feb 1, 2011
Posted on: February 10, 2011 2:29 pm
 

Report: Jerry Sloan to resign

Amazing career that - in my opinion - 2011 is the pefect time to close the book. Thanks Sloan for an amazing 23 years of coaching, for developing Karl Malone and John Stockton into a legendary duo for which their legacies will never be taken in vain, and for developing Deron Williams into one of the NBA's best. Enjoy resting in your rocking chair as you reminisce on your accomplishments.




Since: Jul 29, 2007
Posted on: February 10, 2011 2:27 pm
 

Report: Jerry Sloan to resign

Nobody on the CBS staff can write. It is sad.



Since: Sep 5, 2006
Posted on: February 10, 2011 2:22 pm
 

Report: Jerry Sloan to resign

He probably feels bad that Carlos Boozer was booed. Really, this is a huge surprise. What does Sloan have to do with keeping Williams in a year and a half? Why now?



Since: Sep 25, 2008
Posted on: February 10, 2011 2:18 pm
 

Report: Jerry Sloan to resign

Maybe he could coach the Hawks.  Oh right, as always they hired the cheapest person they could find and  they would have to pay Sloan over the league minimum.  Some team is going to get a big upgrade if they hire him.



Since: Jan 2, 2007
Posted on: February 10, 2011 2:05 pm
 

Report: Jerry Sloan to resign

Sloan of course is the longest tenured coach in professional sports, having coached the Jazz for 23 seasons and that's happened in 2001 after Tom Kelly resigned from the Minnesota Twins.
Is gramatically correct English too much to ask of Royce Young?  What the hell does "...and that's happened in 2001 after Tom Kelly resigned from the Minnesota Twins" mean?  In fact, this isn't even a grammar issue, it's more of a question of him being able to put together an intelligent thought that makes sense.

I'm still trying to figure out what Young meant.  Was it that Jerry Sloan became the longest tenured (active) coach in professional sports when Tom Kelly stepped aside back in 2001?  If so, that's wonderful.  What's the point?  He's been the longest tenured (active) coach for the last nine/ten years-- great for him.  If Young wanted to make some connection to who preceded Sloan as longest tenured, why not include who is now the longest tenured head coach in professional sports?  I think with Jeff Fisher's departure from Tennessee in the not-so-distant past, that title would now fall to Andy Reid in Philadelphia.  Anybody got a coach with longer actuve tenure out there?



Since: Apr 22, 2008
Posted on: February 10, 2011 2:04 pm
 

Report: Jerry Sloan to resign

now this is a very smart coach!!!! i love you jerry but i as a utah fan know the time has ran out for a championship run Mr conner is doing nothing to help this team as we has allowed a lot of free agents to leave this yr korver brewer boozer matthews and in return we don't get much those are great players and pieces we needed to contend for a title. williams is also on his way out why not i would Mr conner sucks and as a jazz fan i wish the very best for dwell to get a ring but please do not go to LA or MIAMI and i will be your fan for life. i wish the best for SLOAN man that coach is the best. i will always be a jazz fan but man conner really blows!!! i feel that we need to trade dwill to get something in return we alll know he is leaving after this year.


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