Found June 26, 2013 on NESN.com:
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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