Jerry Sloan has passed away

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  1. BlayZa

    BlayZa Misbehaving responsibly

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    The Jazz under Sloan were always the team I hated but only cause they were damn well coached and had some killers on the team. JS was an outstanding coach, leader and person.

    Definitely cut from a cloth you dont see much anymore sadly.

    RIP
     
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    You could out-talent his teams, but you couldn't count on any mistakes from a Sloan team. They virtually always made the right decisions and executed correctly. I wouldn't say he was an innovative coach, but his teams were always among the most disciplined and consistent.
     
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    I had a lot of respect for this guy. It’s a sad day for the Jazz family and the NBA in general. May he Rest In Peace.
     
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    Keith Richards has been dead for 15 years. He just refuses to acknowledge it.
     
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    People might think he acquired the "hard-nosed" label as a coach, but he was constantly called that while still playing. I mean, just look at his nose. The great Dick Motta made him even tougher.
     
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    more like this.....
     
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    His damn name was above the door!!!

     
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    I actually got to see Sloan play Blazers first season. Tough player, pulled out the "flop" at the right time to change the momentum of the game. He knew when to use it and he sold it well. Remember back then fouls were generally only called when there was blood involved a little exaggeration but you get where I am going. Harden and James would have to play real basketball and I am pretty sure Harden would come off the bench.
    Sloan as a coach I always rooted for him and the Jazz (unless they played the Blazers) Tough era of Basketball that was not everyone gets a trophy and there were a lot of teams that deserved it and did not get it.
     
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    LOL
     
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    My older sister's best friend from childhood until this day worked for Larry Miller and the Jazz in the front office....still does even though Larry is gone now...she brought my mother out to visit us and go to a quilting show in Bend when mom was alive and told me great stories about the Jazz....said she had the best job on the planet. My mom was a Jazz fan and a Cubs fan
     
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    My 3rd grade math teachers uncle was in an episode of Perry Mason.
     
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    I'd have never figured you for a guy who had experienced 3rd grade math....kudos bro! Was he/she a Jazz fan too?
     
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    I almost forgot....#BAM
     
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    You're slipping old man.
     
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    yeah but I get there eventually!
     
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