Utah Jazz: Deron Williams To Blame For Jerry Sloan’s Mid-Season Resignation

February 10th, 2011 by Scott Lambson Leave a reply »
Jerry Sloan is a legend. Deron Williams is not.

After 26 seasons with the Utah Jazz organization, 23 of which as head coach, Jerry Sloan stepped aside earlier today, to the surprise of almost everybody.

In reality, we all should have seen it coming, especially after Deron Williams' performance last night against the Chicago Bulls.

In twenty-three years of watching Jerry Sloan basketball, I'd never seen Jerry's floor leader quit in the last few minutes of the game, until last night.

I don't think Jerry had seen anything quite like it either.

Over the past two decades Jerry Sloan has always demanded nothing but the best effort from his players, and for the most part he got it, making him one of the all-time greatest coaches in the history of the game.

When players didn't give him 100 percent, they usually found themselves on the next plane out of town.

It was Jerry's way, or no way at all, and that's how us loyal fans in Utah preferred it. Because we always knew that when we watched the Jazz play, at the very least, we were going to see Jerry get the most out of his players, however limited they might ...

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