Professional sports leagues that challenged the establishment

We all know the big four in American professional sports: NFL, NBA, NHL and MLB. They've run things for the better part of a century or longer. All four are so big and powerful that it is difficult for any upstart to challenge them for, well, pretty much anything.New leagues still form, however. Some straight up want to come after the established league while others find different...
May 16, 2017  |  Discuss

Top 5 NBA Coach of the Year candidates

Head coaches are probably the most criminally underappreciated component of the NBA experience.Fail to make the playoffs and half your fanbase will be calling for you to be burned at the stake — guilty until proven innocent in the kangaroo court of public opinion. Be lucky enough to sip the sweet broth of the postseason, lead your team to a deep run, heck, even successfully steer...
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March 14, 2017  |  Discuss

Jerry Sloan is the 10th Greatest Coach in NBA History

Throughout the offseason, we will rank the top 15 coaches in NBA history Total Seasons: 26 Total Championships: 0 Regular Season Record: 1221-803 Regular Season Winning Percentage: .603 Playoff Record: 98-104 Playoff Winning Percentage: .485 Why he’s great: The absolute most consistent coach in the history of basketball, Sloan coached the Utah Jazz for 22 years and finished below...
Via The Sports Post
August 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Jerry Sloan battling Parkinson’s disease, dementia

Basketball Hall of Famer Jerry Sloan announced Wednesday he’s battling Parkinson’s disease as well as Lewy body dementia. During an interview with the Salt Lake Tribune, Sloan revealed he was diagnosed last fall. Unfortunately, the Parkinson’s symptoms have now become noticeable to others, which led to Sloan making his condition known to the public. For many, hearing of Parkinson’s...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Hall of Famer Jerry Sloan has Parkinson's disease

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Hall of Famer Jerry Sloan says he has Parkinson's disease and a form of dementia. The 74-year-old Sloan, who coached the Utah Jazz from 1988 to 2011, told The Salt Lake Tribune in an interview Wednesday that he was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease and Lewy body dementia last fall. He told the Tribune that he decided to go public about his illness because...
Via Associated Press
April 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Former Jazz head coach Jerry Sloan suffering from Parkinson's disease, Lewy body dementia

Jerry Sloan is suffering from Parkinson's disease and Lewy body dementia, he told the Salt Lake Tribune on Wednesday. Sloan is a former NBA player and longtime head coach of the Utah Jazz who was elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2009.Some additional details, via the Salt Lake Tribune:Sloan, 74, is a two-time All-Star who played 11 seasons, 10 of them for...
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April 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Jerry Sloan reveals he is suffering from Parkinson's disease

Former Utah Jazz head coach Jerry Sloan is among the most successful men to walk the bench in the recent history of the NBA. Sloan coached the Jazz from 1988-2011, leading the team to the playoffs in 19 of the 21 full seasons he was its head coach. Equally as impressive, Utah earned 50-plus wins 11 times during his tenure. Sloan, 74, stepped away from the game of basketball midway...
Via Sportsnaut
April 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Utah Jazz: Future looks promising for Jazz

The Utah Jazz began a new era after Hall of Fame and longtime coach Jerry Sloan resigned in 2011. Sloan was the coach in Utah for 23 years. Under Sloan, the Jazz were a perennial contender, despite never winning an NBA title. Sloan’s impact on the Jazz franchise is tremendous, so some rebuilding was done following his departure. Four years later, the Jazz have a young competitive...
October 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Jazz honor longtime coach Jerry Sloan

When Jerry Sloan was the head coach of the Utah Jazz, no one ever doubted who was in charge. ''We all knew who was running the show. We respected him because he was the same every day. He was tough but he was fair,'' said Karl Malone, who was a mainstay of Jazz teams that reached the playoffs 16 consecutive seasons. The Jazz was set to honor the Hall of Fame coach Friday night...
Via Associated Press
January 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Jerry Sloan To Receive Jersey Retirement From Jazz On Jan. 31

The Utah Jazz will honor Jerry Sloan in a special halftime ceremony when the Jazz hosts the Golden State Warriors on Jan. 31, 2014. “On behalf of the Jazz organization and Miller Family, I am thrilled to announce our plans to retire a jersey and celebrate the enduring legacy of Jerry Sloan, one of the greatest and most respected coaches in NBA history,” said Steve Miller...
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December 09, 2013  |  Discuss

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