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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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Jazz CEO Greg Miller met with Salt Lake City media on Tuesday to clear the record on just what happened when Jerry Sloan abruptly resigned as head coach in 2011.
Utah Jazz CEO Greg Miller said Tuesday that he pleaded with Jerry Sloan not to quit mid-season two years ago after a clash with star guard Deron Williams, but that the longtime head coach couldn't be talked out of it.
During a round table with reporters Tuesday, Miller for the first time recounted what happened behind closed doors during the final game of Sloan's 23-year...
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