Brad Rock: Rock On: Jerry Sloan takes his own advice, and Britney Spears takes up golfing

Published: Monday, May 28 2012 2:19 p.m. MDT

Jerry Sloan

Michael Brandy, Deseret News

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DOWN TIME

Former Jazz coach Jerry Sloan made news last week after interviewing with Charlotte owner Michael Jordan for the team's coaching position.

Sloan has also been mentioned in Orlando, as well as Los Angeles, if Vinny Del Negro is fired.

Asked why he would be interested in the lowly Bobcats, who won just seven games last season, Sloan dryly replied: "Work."

Seems that even at 70 Sloan doesn't like sitting at home, jack-potting around.

DREAM TIME

Two jurors have been dismissed for falling asleep at the Roger Clemens trial.

Sources say the judge chided them for behaving like it was a Padres-Rockies game.

DECONSTRUCTION COST

Dwight Perry of the Seattle Times notes that it cost $35 million to build the Houston Astrodome but it would take $70 million to get rid of it.

Which is sort of like it is with the Lakers, right?

COUNTERCLOCKWISE

A section of Interstate 85 in Charlotte is set to be named Jeff Gordon Expressway, in honor of the NASCAR legend.

Sources say residents are generally happy about it, but have complained that all the turns are going left.

PRISON BREAK

Anticipating the arrival of the European Championship Tournament this summer, prisons in Poland have moved out 600 inmates to make room for potential revelers.

Old inmates out, new inmates in.

Somewhere the Cincinnati Bengals are applauding.

SHAQ SMARTS

Shaquille O'Neal recently received his doctorate in education from Barry University in Florida.

No disrespect, but is this a real place? It sounds a bit like Herb's College or the University of Steve.

Or as Dr. Shaq might put it "The Big Matriculator."

HER SHORT GAME

Britney Spears has taken up golf, according to The Sun newspaper of London.

"I really like being outdoors, and there's something cool about whizzing around on a golf cart with ice-cold beers," she told the newspaper. "I even have a golf outfit, which I like to wear."

Let us guess: Bare midriff, leather pants?

CHILLING

Ex-Jazz center Kyrylo Fesenko played this season with the Indiana Pacers, presided over by the legendary Larry Bird.

Said Fesenko: "I'm still getting shivers around him."

Is that anything like the shivers you get watching Fes at the free-throw line?

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