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When Utah Jazz coach Jerry Sloan abruptly resigned in the middle of the season in 2011, it was seen as the ultimate example of a team choosing a player over a coach. Sloan had clashed with point guard Deron Williams, then the Jazz’s star player, less than 24 hours earlier during halftime of a game, so it was an understandable conclusion. That storyline got trickier later that season, when the Jazz traded Williams to the Nets for a package that included Derrick Favors, Devin Harris and a draft pick that became Enes Kanter. Suddenly, the Jazz had neither their best player nor the greatest coach in the franchise’s history. With Sloan, 71, back with the team in an official capacity as a senior adviser, the Jazz hosted a roundtable discussion with members of the Salt Lake City media on Tuesday to clear the record. Jazz CEO Greg Miller gave details of the disagreement between Sloan and Williams for the first time, and assured reporters that the team always planned to back Sloan over any p...
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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.
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...
Allow me to diverge a bit from my typical mission here at Torn By Sports and talk about the Jazz just a bit. Ever since the season ended, I’ve intended to sit down and write a post season recap, a free agency manifesto of sorts, or a draft preview. I’ve started and stopped several times as I’ve allowed the priorities of managing our BYU content as well as lie in general...
Jerry Sloan and Deron Williams got into a heated exchange during halftime of a Utah Jazz game in February of 2011, and CEO Greg Miller believes Sloan might have remained the coach had Williams stopped popping off.
Sloan reprimanded Williams for freelancing, leading to a contentious moment that Williams continued.
"If (Williams) would've left it right there, Jerry might have...
On the inaugural Torn By Sports podcast @M_England83 hosts the fellas, @JediZaugg, @jermsguy, and a-fresh-from-the-gym @downrightdave talking Utah Jazz draft choices — should they try to replace Millsap, Jefferson? Move up? And extended Jimmer Fredette 21 draft pick trade conversation, and much more.
Minnesota Timberwolves will trade Trey Burke to the Utah Jazz for the 14 and 21 pick in this year’s draft.
Trey Burke is going to the Utah Jazz in a trade, sources tell Y! Sports.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) June 28, 2013
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