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Published: Wednesday, Feb. 16 2011 12:00 a.m. MST

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ECR
Burke, VA

The writer is correct that the Jazz should move on to a new era - the post-Jerry Sloan era. But to suggest that he "ruined some careers" or "there have been dozens of players come through the system and the guys that got cut or traded always come back to haunt the Jazz" is just ludicrous.

Dozens? Perhaps a list of players would be appropriate. Players like Shandon Anderson and Howard Eisley flourished under Jerry's system then fell flat elsewhere in the NBA. This past year the Jazz gave up Ronnie Brewer, Kyke Korver and Carlos Boozer (of course Ronnie was traded with the idea of keeping Wesly Matthews) and they seem to be making a positive difference in Chicago. But was their leaving Jerry's fault? (well maybe Ronnie). The fact is that Jerry Sloan took players that otherwise might not have made it in any other system, or might not have been given a chance, and helped them build careers in the NBA. We and those players should be eternally grateful for that. And let's face it, the short sighted attitudes of NBA players makes Utah a less than desirebale place to live...for them anyway.

Grover
Salt Lake City, UT

Jerry's "problem" was that he stayed too long. Long enough, that is for the critics to analyze a remarkable 20 plus year run as one. Most coaches are here and gone ten times in that period. Even the great ones don't stay in one place as long as Jerry Sloan. Nice job, Jerry.

LDS Liberal
Farmington, UT

Utah is full of Conservatives.

Conservatives hate change.
Any and all change.

Beit; politics, religion, the resurant menu or basketball.

ECR
Burke, VA

C'mon LDS Liberal - Let's not make this a political discussion. I think the idea of change has more to do with personality traits, don't you?

WaybackCougar
Salt Lake City, UT

Everyone is entitled to their opinion but I credit Jerry's relentless hard working attitude as key to the success of the Jazz and I hope it carries over to the future.

Saying Jerry should have retired 20 years ago rings of the sour grapes attitude of a chronic malcontent.

BigBoy
Mean Streets of Orem, UT

Jerry probably didnt have anything to do with the personnel changes, that is done by the GM. Jerry coaches whoever is put in front of him.

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