Utah Jazz: When Jerry Sloan Walks Out

February 12th, 2011 by Jess Matthew Beltran Leave a reply »
Jerry Sloan walked out from the Utah Jazz as head coach during their loss to the Chicago Bulls yesterday. Everything happened abruptly, Sloan never really like putting himself in the limelight. He doesn’t want too much attention.

It was a decision he had been contemplating for years now, but he was just waiting for the perfect time.

There were a lot of speculations about Sloan’s altercation with Deron Williams during halftime. However, for the past 23 years as the Jazz head coach, it was always part of his usual routine. There are a handful of games you can count without Sloan shouting at his players.

Deron seems to be his prototype, a fiery point guard who loves to win and would do everything to keep his team winning.  Jerry would never leave a franchise just because of someone. He is too proud and too hardheaded to do that. He never changed. He is the same old disciplined and emotional coach as he always was.

Yet, when the only constant in life is changing, the sport evolves into a much different genre. Players learn to speak for themselves. They let everybody know if they disagree on something. Times have chan ...

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