My right arm happened to be in his arms' path. My recorder went flying after my forearm got smacked. The battery popped out and Sloan said he'd buy me a replacement recorder if it was broken.
Without skipping a beat, he went on explaining the pick-and-roll D. I returned to the media huddle and joked that my knees had locked up. Later that night, he joked back that I should keep a safe distance during interviews.
I told him I was thankful he wasn't showing us how to take a charge.
Tuesday at Suns, 7 p.m., FSN
Here's going out on a limb and predicting the Jazz will score more than 27 second-half points in Ty Corbin's second game.
Wednesday vs. Warriors, 7 p.m., FSN
Don't get too excited about this match-up: Jazz have lost four straight at home and only scored 81 points vs. G.S. last month.
Thursday-Sunday, All-Star Break
Deron Williams is the only Jazz player who has to punch the clock over this much-needed four-day rest. Cancun anyone?
The BIG Stat
245: Unbelievably, that's how many coaching changes there were between Sloan taking the Jazz job on Dec. 9, 1988 and when he resigned on Feb. 10, 2011. That page, FYI, no longer exists in the game notes. And Corbin's tally is: 0.
Who's Hot: Ty Corbin
It comes in hard circumstances, but The Milkman gets the dream head coaching position he's been pursuing.
Who's Not: Deron Williams
He will forever be linked — fair or not — with his Hall of Fame coach's unexpected midseason resignation after 22-plus years.
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