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Coach is looking forward to season

Published: Wednesday, Sept. 2 2009 1:03 a.m. MDT

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jzman

Sloan is the man...i shook his hand in 1989 and I am amazed he is still there.

Boise Bill

Boozer can really learn a thing or two about character if he pays attention to Sloan. Let's all hope he does.

mailman

Jerry sloan keeps it real. The West is strong again this year. It would be nice if the Jazz could pick up Wally Szczerbiak, to replace Harpring he will be missed.

John Wicks

I hope Jerry stays around for 5 more years. He is a class act and is the Utah Jazz. Good luck this season coach.

Bob2

Congrats on the Hall of Fame, Coach. You are one in a million and we are so fortunate to have you.

A Soldier and a Fan

Coach Sloan is a great example in so many ways, humble, common sense, solid work ethic, good values, consistent, and a tremendous ability to build good people into great teams. I'd like people to watch and appreciate the Coach for the man he is and think about what he has meant to Utah, the Jazz, and the people whose lives he has touched. Sadly we are running out of people like this in sports who others can look up to and say with certainty that this is what right looks like.
Best wishes for a great season Coach and congratulations on the Hall of Fame selection. Well deserved!

go get em again


Article give insight as to what to expect this season which seems more of the same.

Why would you trade Harpring (who is probably retiring)for Wally Zerbiak. The only thing they have n common is they are both NBA players. Harping is tough and does the dirt for the team, other teams like to give him a wide berth. If Matt does retire we should look at digging Bruce Bowen out of recent retirement who is relentless on defense yet unafraid to take the three when he is open and gives a veteran presence to the locker room.

yup rightfully so since everyone

seems to like mediocrity. he's only coaching cuz he's got nothing better whatsoever to do. the jazz team will maybe make the playoffs and then its out in either the first or second round yet again. i don't know exactly what they need to do to put them over the top like they want to do. the coach isnt going to do it for them. he's had a camera in front of him oh so many times and has been seen saying that 'its their job to play the game, i'm not here to motivate them, i dont know what to say to them'. that is not a very good coach at all. that is a coach who only cares about receiving his own paycheck.

Wake Up Jazz Fans

Hey folks, we're talking NBA basketball here, not sunday school. Utah has got to get over the "town nice guy" excuse to happiness. True happiness is an NBA Championship and nothing less!!!

Me too

One of the classiest guys in the history of the league: Understated; always practical. Has he made mistakes? Of course; we all do. I hope he stays until he is eighty. I heard him interviewed, when he was a player nearly foty years ago. I was amazed at his comments about the game then. He has only gotten better.

Be serious

the only reason Boozer is still with Utah is because no one else would meet his price. They didn't want him badly enough to pay for him. His attitude is part of the problem. He has never given 100% to Utah because he always wants to be some place else. He is not worth the high price he is asking for his talent.

Anonymous

RE: Wake up Jazz Fans

Can I get an AMEN!

plyxply

Jerry Sloan in my opinion is the best coach in the NBA. If you want to go with someone who holds players accountable and believes in hard work and integrity there is nobody better than Sloan. He isn't perfect as nobody is, but he should be allowed to coach the Jazz until he chooses not to.

Armchair Coaches are best!

It is hard to look back on a few decades of winning seasons and say its a bad thing because of no championship. There are many teams without championships, especially in small markets.. The biggest difference is they have winning seasons 1 out of 10 years as they go through a new coach every season or every other season. I have no problem appreciated the past while looking to new possibilities of the future.

The B.I.V.

I really wanted Sloan to retire along with Stockton and Malone. I respect what he's done and his Hall of Fame induction is well-deserved but the Jazz really need a fresh start. The Sloan era was done a long time ago. I look forward to the day he retires (which, unfortunately, will probably be the day he dies).

Re: Yup.....

The Jazz could be very good this year if Boozer decides to step up and be a man. I like the idea that could put DWIL, Boozer, Misap and Okur on the floor at the same time. Especially if they can pick up another player for Harpering.

21 More Years

Title please.

Boozer synonym

Loser. Can i stand the pain of watching this uninspired, selfish man again for a whole season? There is no hope for the Jazz. Ugh......Glad I do not have season tickets to this folly.

Sloan has to go

Fire Sloan Hire Hornacek and the team will respond. Until then Jazz will loose in the first round and not play any defense.
If Sloan's main calling card is defense and toughness and the Jazz were the softest team in the league last year that should tell Greg Miller that the team in not listening to him anymore and things that worked in the 80's don't work today....common sense.

Essentially Same Team

Prior to the beginning of last season there were notable NBA pundits that expected the Jazz to contend for a W. Conference Championship.

Injuries decimated the team and the chemistry.

This season will basically be a do-over except the guys have had another off-season to improve their games.

This team is fairly loaded with talent and plenty of young guys. The front line lacks size and defense like it always has but hopefully with the injury bug behind them they can make a better effort and make this season what last season should have been.

Remember? With two weeks left in last season we were within couple of game of the second seed. We still were competitive despite more injuries games missed than ANY TEAM in the league.

If the injuries are not ridiculous we stand a decent shot.

Boozer will be here to the trade deadline and if the Jazz have one of the better records at that point then look for the Jazz to keep him the rest of the season unless some ridiculous deal falls in their lap.

Players don't dictate trades around here.

AK? Tried/failed.
Boozer? Tried/failed.

Go Jazz.

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