Has Time Passed By Jerry Sloan and the Utah Jazz?

May 27th, 2010 by Brock Sampson Leave a reply »

Remember 1998?

Bill Clinton was in the middle of the Monica Lewinsky scandal that saw him impeached. Jesse Ventura is elected as Governor of Minnesota. Armageddon was the highest grossing movie of the year, and we were all forced to listen to Aerosmith and Puff Daddy all the time no matter how much we hated it.

Why does any of this matter, it was 12 years ago.

1998; 12 years ago was the last time the Utah Jazz made it to the NBA finals.

In 1997 & 1998 the Jazz had the bad luck of playing the Chicago Bulls who were ripping off their 5th and 6th championships, and third in a row. The Utah Jazz has not been back since.

Jerry Sloan has been the coach of the Jazz since 1988; that is 22 years ago. When he took over in Salt Lake City, Ronald Reagan was still President and the Berlin Wall was still standing. In fact you cou ...

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