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Published: Tuesday, April 28 2009 12:36 a.m. MDT

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CougarKeith

Funny thing was I was remarking to my sister-inlaw, "If I were the head coach I would throw such a fit about the non-calls for my team I would get tossed and try to spark my team!" two minutes later Jerry was ejected! Funny thing!!! One after another after another arm slap, hand touch, shove and grope was totally ignored! Kobe was this "Untouchable" guy to the refs, they wouldn't call one on him near the end and he definately fouled TWICE! Do I think the Jazz could have won the game? YES! Do I think they could have won the series? Anything can happen but the reality is: "NO!!!!" However you have to call a game fairly! That is what I hate about the NBA, if your Kobe Bryant, you can get away with stuff, if your Mr. Off The Bench, then you can't! It is like the ref's, "Oh that was a travel, but it was Kobe, and it was a cool move, so we'll let it slide this time, and probably next time too if it looks that cool!!! Or If He Hit's That Wicked SHot Again!!!

rvalens2

I'm not a Sloan Hater ... but Jerry, I think it's time to go.

You look tired, the team looks tired and many of the fans need/want a change.

I have to admit. It's probably fitting for you toe leave the same year Larry left us. It would be a poignant end to a long and storied career.

Thanks for all you've done.

todd from santa ana

Just as I had thought. Then a season ticket holder told me tonight over the phone, he heard Johnson was going to be the coach in 2010.

This franchise then has a very bleak future.

Not much hope.

This proves what I have been saying for months.

Because the fans let it happen.

Enjoy.

Greg will still hear from me though.


We will not go anywhere for 3-4 years with Sloan and Johnson-maybe longer

Sloan is bad news

could the news get any worse - another year of Sloan and his tired philosophy? Good thing we don't run plays for 3 point shots like the Lakers and other teams (like, say the 97,98 bulls) do, then we wouldn't have made it to that great 8 seed position! Please no more of Sloan/Johnson's 1950s basketball!! Bring in Hornacek.. I beg of you!!

Nows The Time Jerry

Youv'e reached THAT age, and staying here is only going to dimimish your legacy. If your as smart as you want everyone to believe then you will be able to make this decision fairly easy. It's the same in all sports, too many times people that have had great careers stay a few years too long and tarnish what they worked so hard for. Enjoy your favorite hobby as a collector and gentleman farmer, and let someone else take control of the rat race called the NBA. Best wishes in retirement.

Paizao

Did I read the article right? Did Ronnie Price get ejected? I think I missed something. I don't remember him getting ejected. I loved how Ronnie Price stood up to Kobe. Ronnie B. could learn something. He always looked so scared guarding him. Its great being a Monday Quarterback but Ronnie Price should have been backing up D-Will all season.

todd to sloan is bad news

Phil takes over in one year. Pray the rumor is wrong. YOu need to call the office and so does eveyone. I will by friday.

Calgary Jazz

Just retire already please...Nobody ( fans, players) wants you back after this season. You to outdated for todays basketball.

Jimmy z

What was Sloan thinking when he destroyed the
momentum and called a timeout and then put a
cold Williams back on the floor.

Obolus

Sloan isn't the problem. It's no-D playing pansies like Boozer that are the problem. Give Jerry some men to work with to surround Williams and the Jazz will do far better than going on a coach hiring/firing-a-thon.

Sloan-Backer

Yeah, Jerry didn't guard Kobe a lick, Jerry didn't hustle after loose balls, Jerry let Lamar slide into the paint at will...it's all Jerry's fault...goodbye Loozer & Jokur...Mark ain't payin for laziness, Larry would approve!

Anonymous

Ronnie Price should have been the back-up point guard!! Knight doesn't belong in the NBA!!

rdc

The NBA is entertainment. I think it is the hardest game to ref of all the major sports, and frankly the subjectiveness of the reffing hurts the credibility of the game.

The consistency is terrible all around the league, and it is rather maddening to see so much talent and have the idea that it is skill vs skill and then have that image turned to illusion. Calls are missed all the time on both sides, or more correctly, they aren't called consistently. Sometimes a touch is a foul, sometimes two guys tackling another player is not a foul.

I find I enjoy the NBA more if I think of it like "Professional Wrestling." It is a show put on, and the issues with reffing increase the drama and uncertainty of the show. For those who want credibility in athletics, I'd recommend a different sport that is easier to ref or a sport that is better ref-ed.

At least the coach has fire

You can't blame sloan for lack of talent. Collins, Okur, Boozer, none have the talent to play any interior defense. Trade for someone that is a force in the middle. (the Jazz may have to give up brewer, or anyone...)

Without Sloan...

this team would be 25-57 at best. Williams is the only player on the team that can play with elite players in the NBA everybody else is undersized, one dimensional, or slow. If you would actually step back and watch the entire offense (instead of focusing on your insightful observations like "we should shoot more 3-pointers" and "we should let Miles go 1-on-1") you would see that Sloan is one the true geniuses of basketball offense. If all the players are not going at full speed then the offense stagnates, it's not the game-plan its the players.

Sloan for governor

When Huntsman steps down, time for Sloan.

Anonymous

No Jerry Sloan? Then no Jazz. Move them wherever you want, 'cause I won't be interested. Jerry is still the toughest guy in the NBA and in his prime he would have been all over an egotist like Kobe Bryant until Kobe sat down and cried. All of you couch-potato coaches at home who think you know more than Jerry? You need a slap in the head.

Calgary Jazz

To Without Sloan and other Sloan lovers. Learn something about basketball before posting such nonsense.
Jerry showed he has no clue how to beat Lakers by talking after 1 quarter and saying that "we are lucky to make some jumpshots but we need to get ball inside more and get to the free throw line". That is so predictable and exactly what Lakers wanted Jazz to do. Thats why Lakers went on the run in second quarter because instead of spreading the floor Jazz were forcing inside and got their shots blocked, passes picked and were as well destroyed by pathented way to destroy the Jazz - drive and kick back to open 3 pointers. Kenny was pointing that during halftime. San Antonio did that to us 2 years ago during playoffs. Jerry still doesn't get it. He can't accept the fact that you can win games other way then his 1 to 4 style. He still can't accept the fact that 3 is more then 2. Please just retire already with your outdated system - IT DOESN'T WORK in todays NBA. It is not players fault.

Players lose

On the floor where coaches can't interrupt. That's why Boooooooozer rhymes with loooooooooooser.

jack riddle

Jerry Sloan has been an underachiever during his whole tenure as coach of the Jazz. He shouldn't even be coaching because he'll never win anything. Jerry go back to your John Deere tractor and plow a field. You can't screw that up too bad.

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