D-Will should have been suspended many times for his behaviour. Examples:
beanball at a roookie; freezing certain players out of the offense; pouting
about not starting a few games as a rookie; refusing to play defense; walking
the ball up the court for years, when the coach was yelling at him to speed it
Jazz Source, I have felt ever since the Chicago game, that what you are saying
is exactly what happened. You only have to look at Sloan's face as Deron threw
the ball away - that incredulous look says it all. No doubt in my mind. Sloan
said in his mind, and to management in closed doors after the game, "I
don't have to take this crap any more." Management didn't back him up.
Then when they got the whole story, they tried to talk him out of quiting, but
he wouldn't change his mind. You know Sloan, when he says something, he sticks
to it, no matter what. He is a way classy guy. Deron should have been
suspended for a bunch of games without pay to show him who should have been in
charge - and it wasn't him, or shouln't have been him.
I believe the addition of the new players will result in a much better team
overall than it would have with D-Will, given his macho attitude. He certainly
went from a player in the news weekly to one seldom referred to in his present
location. We don't need a player with that kind of an attitude here. We are a
team of players not a one man show. We look forward to see a new powerhouse down
low with the addition of Enes Kanter, a much needed postion to fillup. Go
Vince, chances are slim to none,I know that. I don't fantasise over D-Will, I am
just surprised that D-Will made those comments yesterday. For all
the people that don't like D-will, you can get out some of your frustrations at
the charity dodge ball tourney. It's only $40 bucks per person, $400 per team.
I think trading D-Will made this Jazz team much better for the long
run, but you should never say never, because you NEVER know what will happen
when a player has a chance to play where he wants to play.I am all
about moving on! I think that this team will be a force to be reckoned with for
years to come.GO JAZZ!
C'mon Jazz nation get out of your fantasy world and take a big dose of reality!
D-Will will "never" wear a Jazz uniform ever again. And further more
no one wants him back except for a few dreamers.
Could D-Will come back to join the Jazz when his contract expires? He posted
today on facebook that he loves Utah and has great ties to the community, hence
the dodge ball tourney that both he and Korver are still doing in Utah this
month.Seriously, imagine D-Will making the "Decision", to
come back to Utah. I think that if I were in D-Will's shoes, and I had a true
desire to play in Utah again, patching things up with the Millers and coaches
would not be very hard. I know some fans would cry foul, but I
would love it.
re: rationalThey didn't "dump" D-Will. They traded him
for a pile of young talented assets.It became clear that D-will and
his sirly attitude was taking this team no where and fast.Lets not
forget how it happened..very quickly Sloan just bolted. Greg was too proud to
back off his stance and all of a suddent his coach was gone.Then he
woke up the next day (or shortly thereafter hopefully) he realized the Jazz
stink with their go-to best player as a PG.What teams wins
championships with that plan?NJ was in desperate need of star power
to sell their new arena and clearly gave the Jazz a boat load of assets in terms
of trade and draft picks that likely will (if not already) exceed the value of a
single player.Lets also not forget about the salary situation the
Jazz were in too. They knew the CBA was coming and the fewer big/long
single-player contracts you have the likely better off you will be. Deron's contract was big and there was no guarantee he was not going to bolt
given all his complaining.O'Connor made the right move.
Malone's got a statue. Stockton's got a statue. How about one for Jerry? He's
just as responsible for the success of the Jazz.
The Jazz didn't back Jerry but they did dump D-Will? THAT makes no sense. He
retired the same way Frank Layden did and for the same reason. It wasn't fun
anymore. It seems Frank has enjoyed semi-retirement.
poor poll questions---where should sloan coach now---a) personal
coach/trainer b) high schoolc) colleged) another pro teame) stay out of the game---do something else with skillsand the
other one---why should be worry about blaming anyone or anything---totally
unnecessary and demeaning---
Maybe Sloan could cleanhouse up at the U.Instead of old tractors, he
could turn his attention to a train wreck.
I hope coach Sloan sticks around Utah and is always around for us when we need
some of his quotes. Common sense refined down to the obvious is what Jerry was
always giving us and I sure miss it.Here's wishing you good luck in
all your future endeavors.
Yarlydarb--if you choose to stick your fingers in your ears and yell LA LA LA LA
at the top of your lungs, that's fine. Don't expect others to be just like you,
son. You will only be disappointed in them if they become so.
re:yarrlydarbHave you ever heard the term "where there is smoke
there is fire"?Those are alot of specifics that have leaked out
from that Chicago post game debacle....and you are suggesting that none of it is
true?How naive can you be?Sloan has always been in
charge and Greg Miller did not back Sloan after Deron's mutiny in 3 consecutive
plays (turnovers I might add) down the stretch of that Chicago game ultimately
resulting in a loss that should have been a win.Jerry Sloan is a
winner and when he discovered that the new owner did not allow him the control
that all coaches should have then he knew he needed to get out.Sloan
was in it to win it and he knows what it takes.Sloan was winning
alot of games before Deron Williams had his first pair of Nikes. Sloan gave
Deron alot of rope and more latitude and control than he had ever given any
player in his career.Unfortunately Deron used the rope to hang the
best coach he had or ever will have.A microcosm of the current state
of the NBA.
Sounds like Sloan's in complete control of himself and his future, and happy
with it. Let's leave him alone now and just be glad he's still a part of Utah.
A coaching article with no cheap shot at Majerus? Could it be that Rock if
finally growing up?
I for one am sick and tired of the "crybaby Sloan" portrayed by Rock
and the rest of the media.D-Wil DID NOT cause Jerry to retire.Williams was a pussy cat compared to Kobe, James, Iverson, Carmello,
Shaq, Boozer, AK-47 etc. etc. etc.The man got tired of coaching, for
heaven's sake, just like he's said a thousand times already!End of
story.I'm just sayin', enough's enough!
Just the other day I was at the intersection of Stockton and Malone and I
thought to myself, "They should rename State street to Sloan Street!"
Gods speed in what ever he does!
I have to agree with the article and believe the right time for Jerry to have
retired was when Bobbeye passed away or near that time. That said what is going
on today is plainly ridiculous! First and foremost these primma-donna players
need to be scaled back as to their power and attitudes, this is entertainment
paid for by the fans and we don't like being dictated to. If it takes a year to
get this mess straightened out so be it, then maybe the balance of power will be
right! A "hard salary" cap is needed, then it will be up to the fans
as to whether the owners are charging too much for their product. This run away
pricing and costs for a couple hours of entertainment will then be in the hands
of the payor(fans) as to what is too much. Todays costs are too much and
unrealistic! Get it right please then continue to entertain NBA. Enough of
players doing the dictating!
I hope Coach Sloan stays in retirment (with perhaps the exception of coaching
his grandkids). It would seem strange to have him sitting on someone else's
bench. And I think it ironic that one of the winningest coaches in NBA history,
who was inducted into the Hall of Fame while he was still coaching, somehow
never shined bright enough in the eyes of the lamebrains in sports media who
don't have the mental capacity to recognize true talent, only glitz, glamour and
showmanship. The Hall of Fame - yes. But Coach of Year - never. somehow it
doesn't make sense. Jerry Sloan's talent as a coach and teacher will remain
unrecognized in today's NBA by the folks who are supposed to be documentinmg it.
May he enjoy "doing nothing". He earned it.
They need Sloan to take over the UTA board. It would be good to have someone
there who isn't looking to personally profit from UTA decisions. Additionally,
he is good a kicking dead heads into action.