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2014-2015 Season Obituary: The Utah Jazz Improved A Great Deal… And Must Now Confront The Cutthroat Landscape In The Western Conference

In the 162-game baseball season or the 16-game NFL season, an improvement of just over 10 games cannot be compared. Such an improvement is titanic in the NFL, comparatively modest in baseball. In hockey, 10 more wins in a regular season could mean something hugely significant, but with overtime and shootout losses counting for a point, a plus-10 win differential from the previous...
Via Crossover Chronicles
April 13, 2015  |  Discuss

5 Chicago Bulls Whose Careers Ended Too Soon

In sports, injuries are as much a part of the game as the rules they’re played by. Too often, stellar seasons and careers are cut short by the most unfortunate of universal truths– sooner or later, bodies break. Some enjoy longer periods of success than others, but no matter if a career is 10 years or two— if a player isn’t fortunate enough to leave the game on his own terms...
Via Sports Mockery
November 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Jazz News: Utah hires Quin Snyder as head coach

From 1988-2011, the name "Jerry Sloan" was arguably as synonymous with the Utah Jazz as names like "Karl Malone", "John Stockton" and "Deron Williams".However, Sloan unceremoniously resigned midway through the 2011-12 season, and the Jazz have struggled to find an identity since. Sloan's replacement, Tyrone Corbin, led Utah to a playoff berth later that year, but the team has since...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
June 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Utah Jazz: Why John Stockton Is An Ideal Fit

Utah Jazz: John Stockton Is An Ideal Fit By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… The Utah Jazz are rumored to like the idea of hiring their Hall of Fame point guard and franchise icon, John Stockton as their next head coach and I cannot think of a better fit for a coach to run the Utah Jazz. He is one of the best players to play in the NBA, knows the game in all facets...
Via HoopStuff
May 15, 2014  |  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 AP on Fox
January 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Barack Obama sends Jerry Sloan handwritten letter

Later tonight, the Utah Jazz are going to honor longtime head coach Jerry Sloan during the Jazz/Warriors affair and raise a banner to the rafters of Energy Solutions Arena with Sloan’s name on it. Upon hearing of the news, United States president Barack Obama decided to write Sloan a handwritten letter honoring his service with the team. He also decided to throw in a quick Bulls...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
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...
Via RealGM
December 09, 2013  |  Discuss

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