No Coaching Kudos Again for Jazz’s Jerry Sloan: Sports’ Biggest Award Snub?

May 1st, 2010 by David Lynn Leave a reply »
With the selection of Scott Brooks as the NBA’s Coach of the Year last week, what may be the greatest slight in the history of sports awards has carried on for another year.

If the headline didn’t give it away, I am referring to the fact that Jerry Sloan has never been given the award as the best head coach in the NBA, an award determined by a group of sportswriters.

If you ask people about the situation, I would guess that there would be one of three reactions:

"Really? How is that possible?"

"Is he still coaching?"

"Who is Jerry Sloan?"

The third response would come from the casual, new fan who is not aware of the legacy that Sloan has left.  The second would be people who don’t pay attention to Utah because, well, it’s Utah.

The first would be those who realize what an amazing career he has had, and it is a complete and utter travesty that he has never been honored with the award.

For those who may not be aware of what Sloan has accomplished, let’s take a quick look at his coaching career.

He has the fourth-most wins all-time with 1,190, ...

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