Longtime Utah Jazz Coach Sloan to Resign
Hall of Famer took over teamin 1988
ATLANTA - NOVEMBER 12: Head coach Jerry Sloan of the Utah Jazz against the Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena on November 12, 2010 in Atlanta, Georgia. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
Utah Jazz Coach Jerry Sloan, the longest-tenured coach in the NBA, plans to resign today, according to a report.
Sloan, who took over the team two years ago, siged a one-year contract extention last week. But the Deseret News reported in a tweet that he will step dow very soon. On Wednesday, Sloan appeared shaken" when he arrived late for his post-game interview. He disclosed that he had et with the team's general mager, Kevin O'Connor, but did not elaborate.
Sloan, 68, has had only one losing season since becoming the Jazz head coach in 1988. This year, the team is 31-23 and on pace to make the playoffs for the 20th time in 23 seasons.
Selected Reading: NBC Sports, Deseret News, Basketball-reference.
Published at 1:38 PM CST on Feb 10, 2011