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Jerry Sloan highlights from his days with the Utah Jazz

Published: Thursday, Jan. 30 2014 2:04 p.m. MST

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April 27, 1990— Sloan guides Utah to his first playoff victory as coach of the Jazz, 113-96 over Phoenix. The Jazz eventually lose the first-round series with a Game 5 loss at home.

Nov. 2-3, 1990 — Sloan and the Jazz open the regular season with two games against the Phoenix Suns at Tokyo — the first time an American sports league plays regular-season games outside of North America.

May 2, 1991 — Coach Sloan wins his first playoff series as coach of the Jazz, clinching a first-round series against Phoenix with a 101-93 victory in Game 4. The Jazz then lose to Portland, 4-1, in the Western Conference semifinals.

April 19, 1992 — Sloan and the Jazz win their last seven games of the regular season to clinch the Midwest Division championship with a 55-27 mark, including a franchise-record 37-4 at home. They go on to reach the Western Conference finals for the first time in franchise history, falling to Portland 4-2.

Jan. 24, 1994 — Sloan becomes the franchise's all-time winningest coach with his 278th win.
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Bob Tanner
Price, UT

As a high school teacher and an assistant coach I always thought Jerry Sloan set a great example for younger players to look up to. The world needs more men like Jerry. Bob Tanner.

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