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Published: Wednesday, Sept. 2 2009 12:00 a.m. MDT

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I'm sorry but that is a most uncorrect statement for Utah. Yes we would like a championship, but it's all about having a team & people we are proud of and give us a lot of entertainment watching them play. We could end up in last place, but if we have a team that represents us well, I will support them forever. I could never support a team of thugs like the Denver Nuggets. Give me Jerry Sloan's Jazz anytime. They Rock and make me wanna keep watchin'. Eventually Good Wins Out.


Maybe the Lakers would be willing to offer advice on how to get a title....
They seem to be pretty good at doing it over the years.

re. plyxply

I can think of 3 better coaches; Popovich, Jackson, and Hornacek!


Congratulations to Coach Sloan on Hall of Fame.

I have been a huge fan of him for years now because of his approach to the game and to life. I'm sorry, detractors, but if you are happy watching spoiled brat players who basically run the team, owners who let them, head coaches who only last one or two seasons----then you need to become fans of some of the other teams where they allow players to be a disgrace to the team by their actions.

I have always appreciated that with few exceptions, the Jazz players support and add to the community standards which we enjoy in Utah. The Jazz team will not stand for their players doing stupid, illegal things. Coach Sloan encourages the players to be responsible people, to do the right things at the right times and thus set a good example for our youth.


Why Boozer

Careful Sloan - don't step on Boozer foot and another 5 months of sitting and be paid!

Hi 5 Paw

Coach, great career with the Jazz. Well deserved recognition from peers and all accross the NBA. I look forward to many more years as you are the heart and soul of the team. If a few players would respond better to that heart - we would have had the championship and more. Perhaps this year they will.

Congratulations and good luck again.


The championship thing is way over rated. Look at BYU. They haven't had much success and they have one. If they had the BCS back then? They wouldn't have been a top 10 team. Sometimes, Luck happens or doesn't. We had two great shots at a title and we blew it. Chicago had Dick Bevetta in their back pocket and that was the simple truth that stopped Jerry, John and Karl and you/us from getting a championship.

Coach Sloan

Hall of Fame Career with a lot of class, boozer, pay attention to sloan and learn some things about attitude, character, and class!

Lee Cox@jzman

I am also amazed that your hand is still there!


BYU hater's just can't give it up, this is just tired and boring.

todd on the "sloanaholics"

wow 2-1 ratio today favor of "jer" did he do a campaign?

Fun and entertaining...That is all that matters. It is cool. I do not care anymore, to me O Connor has become even a bigger issue than jerry and that is saying something...If the players do not respond in any sport that becomes the issue of the coaches. I am convinced this team has more talent that the playoff round they get ousted the last couple years.

The only way I would not complain is getting to the semis and losing to the Lakers.

I could then say the team and coaches did the best they could with the personnel here. It is not a title but the Lakers will likely win several more anyway....


The question is do you enjoy watching the Jazz play? They don't have to win a championship to be an entertaining team.

The B.I.V.

ALMOST making it year after year is not entertaining. It's grindingly frustrating!


Popovich maybe, Horny's not a coach, and Jackson is the most overrated coach ever, not worthy of comparison to Sloan, please.

todd from santa ana "sure"

Sorry, that is a joke. If you guys think sloan is better than Jackson, I need to examine the air quality.


Sloan not perfect

I have always been a Jerry Sloan fan, he is consistently is a top 10 coach every year but he does make mistakes. He preaches toughness and defense and gives all the playing time to the players who rest on defense. He banded Morris Almond to the D League for lack of defense but allowed Boozer to play significant minutes with very little defense. I like his offense system but he doesn't always have the flexibility to change it to match the players on the team.
I hope he coaches another 5 years and retires with the Jazz and moves up into the front office.

Millsap & Boozer

Just play them together. There. Fixed.

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