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Published: Thursday, Feb. 10 2011 11:29 a.m. MST

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Sokol
Las Vegas, NM

I hope Williams did not have something to do with this....but has their ever been a softer twerp, then those to Euro Charmin Okur and Kirilenko...BB47.
This team did it....Evans is the only old school guy left...I don't know what happened to the Jerry Sloan clone..Raja Bell. Now they will get some stiff like
Layton to take over.

Pavalova
Surfers Paradise, AU

WOW! Looks like the Bulls have something to do with Jazz history...AGAIN. If the Jazz won last night, we're not having this discussion.

Thanks coach Sloan for some wonderful years.

Independent
Henderson, NV

"The Jazz will continue on after today, but they won't be the Jazz. I don't know who they will become, but they won't be the Jazz."

They should rename themselves...

Wait for it...

The Jimmers.

louisiana jazz man
Dubach, LA

it is time for a change but not this way at this time. not going to the championship game with him or without. should have left him alone untill the end of the season. little odd to sign him to a extension then run him off. either kevin was trying to tell him how to coach or telling him they are trading kirlinko. was reported kirlinko came out of the coaches office not the locker room looks like ak gone. wouldn't think sloan loved ak enough to resign

Weber State Graduate
Clearfield, UT

Yahoo sports reports that "the coach had tired of dealing with the teams best player. The frustration escalated on Wednesday night when Sloan and Williams clashed in the locker room at halftime."

HHe decided right there in halftime that he was done," a league source told Yahoo! Sports. "He felt like ownership was listening more to Williams than they were to him anymore. He was done."

Shaun
Sandy, UT

Its about time. Sloan is the definition of average. He is a good enough coach to make players better, but not good enough to get them to play at their true potential.

TMung99
Bluffdale, Utah

This is either going to be a horrible move... or one of the greatest moves ever... not going to be in between, will be interesting to see what happens. Time will tell if they are still the Jazz or end up being the Spazz.

oldschool
Farmington, UT

Sloan reportedly had a heated conversation with Kevin O'Connor last night. What could that have been about? Maybe trading away our best shooter, Korver, letting two of our best hustlers and quintessential Sloan players ever get away, Matthews and Brewer, tying up all our money on one of the most under-performing and psychotic max money guys ever, Kirilenko, and failing to replace a seriously injured player, Memo. Sloan is a guy who speaks his mind, and if he thinks that things are going downhill because the front office is destroying his roster, so be it; it's either time to get rid of the GM or the coach. But who is right? My money is on Sloan.

CJ Miles
Dallas, TX

Houdini..That was pretty funny.

This is the best day of CJ's life. Now maybe we can run and gun and get 40 minutes a game.

Jerry's system is too much old school for today's game. I think Jerry made the right decision for him and the team long term. He couldn't coach the punks of today's game. CJ included. It will take the Jazz about 4 years to recover from this change or they will immediately rise ot the top. Should be interesting around here.......

I think you are going to see some major trades in the next week.

Alterego
Ogden, UT

now if Deron can find a way to get rid of David Locke calling the games on radio, this situation could be made a little less painful

Iowa Jazz Fan 2
Cedar Rapids, IA

From Marc Stein at ESPN:

"Two sources close to the situation told ESPN.com's Marc Stein that Sloan reacted angrily during Wednesday night's home loss when guard Deron Williams called his own play on the floor different from the play Sloan called from the sideline.

That led to an emotional dispute at halftime, sources said, which was followed by Sloan's closed-door meeting with O'Connor after the game.

But one source stressed that the play-calling flap was just one incident among a number of flare-ups in recent weeks, indicating Sloan's relationship with Williams has been deteriorating."

Bulldog8
Salt Lake City, UT

Can't wait to hear more details about this as they come out. Is Jerry being forced out or is it his choice to leave? And why right in the middle of the season? I want to hear more about what is going on...and why is Phil leaving with him.
No matter what the case is you will be sorely missed coach.

Anne26
West Jordan, UT

Jerry needs to finish out this year! He deserves to go out a hero and a legend, and not walk out the back door. The Jazz front office needs to do whatever it can to keep him around until the season is over and then give him the send off he deserves and has earned. Anything short of that would be a travesty.

This is one Jazz fan that will miss him, and I want to tell him thanks.

Jim987
West Jordan, Utah

I have long waited this day that Jerry Sloan would leave the Jazz orginization. He was good back in the day, but times have changed, the NBA has changed drastically. The only thing that has not changed about the NBA is Jerry Sloan. He still coaches the same way. He does not evolve for the better. He wants to run "Stockton to Malone" style of play. While other teams have gotten faster and more athletic. The Jazz stay are slow and run half court sets. The jazz cannot defend run and gun teams very well or teams with any height advantage. I hope the Jazz can get a young coach that will mix things up and put the right combination of players in at the right time. When D-will was recently sidelined on the bench for injury Earl Watson ran the point, and he pushed the ball up the floor. When Earl did this the Jazz broke their 7 (?) game losing streak. The next few games Jerry had Watson "slow it down", this resulted in poorer team performance. D-Will can now be rightfully placed as "Team Captain" and run some plays his own way, I beliveinyou Dwill.

Sloppy J
St. Louis, MO

Well, it was going to happen sometime. Better it happen now in a year when the team is going nowhere fast. Did anyone see him coaching the team to a title any time soon?

I'm a huge Jerry supporter, but I have to admit I'm intrigued to see how things will change once the new staff is in place. Is Corbin the answer? Who the hey knows?

The guy gave over two decades to the same employer in a job that normally chews guys up and spits them out in as little as two years. He wasn't a little flirt like Larry Brown or a Phil Jackson prima donna. Tyrone or whoever will have a large shoes to fill.

Old Navy
Provo, UT

Wow, how sad! I guess the greats of the NBA are about done. NBA will never be the same. Such babies playing anymore......lets give them all a wage cut, and pay them what we all get paid for working hard, then lets see them cry. Here's to you Jerry Sloan! Enjoy some relaxation! You have definitely earned it!

LSDBasketBall
Ogden, UT

Thanks for the memories coach. The Jazz!
The only problem with the team is: They have been missing free throws and three pointers lately. Therefor we need Jeff Hornicek to be one of the coach's. He could teach them how a 2 guard is supposed to shoot. And teach jump shooting. Then we need to do what the top teams do.. Do what we already do... win. We are a top team and will continue. Everything will work out fine. 22 years is long enough. just as 2 terms is long enough for any senator or congressman. And, One term for our current president.

KK
Cedar Hills, UT

This is a day that will live in my worst memories as a Jazz fan. This is as sad as seeing Stockton retire. I guess enough is enough for Sloan. He lasted so long in the league because he was one of the ELITE.

Ashtrash
Cottonwood Heights, UT

Well, D-Will, I hope you're happy!

It's all on you, now, buddy...

Grundle
West Jordan, UT

I was a Jazz/Sloan Fan. I have not been a player fan since Stockton/Hornecek.

Best of luck to Coach Sloan and thank you for all the memories!!

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