GENTLE JERRY

Former Jazz guard Sundiata Gaines says the game-winner he made in 2010 against Cleveland was a big deal to Jerry Sloan.

“Guys on the team said that was the first time they’d ever seen Jerry so happy,” Gaines said.

Sloan allegedly went so far as to dial his cursing down from “inferno blast” to “really irritated” for the next two days.

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