Posted June 25, 2013 on AP on Fox
PLAYERS: Jerry Sloan
TEAMS: Utah Jazz
Utah Jazz CEO Greg Miller says he pleaded with Jerry Sloan not to quit mid-season two years ago, but that the longtime head coach couldn't be talked out of it. Miller spoke Tuesday for the first time about what happened behind closed doors during the final game of Sloan's 23-year run as Jazz coach in February 2011. Sloan recently returned to the team as a consultant. Miller says Sloan and guard Deron Williams got into an argument at halftime about the final play before the half. As the argument escalated, Sloan mentioned quitting but went on to coach a game the Jazz lost to the Bulls. After the game, Miller reaffirmed the franchise's commitment to the coach. But Sloan told Miller his tank was empty and that he was done.

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