Tom Smart, Deseret News
Former Jazz head coach Jerry Sloan talks to the media about his new role with the Jazz in a press conference at Zions Bank Basketball Center Thursday, June 20, 2013, in Salt Lake City.


Former Jazz guard Sundiata Gaines says the game-winner he made in 2010 against Cleveland was a big deal to Jerry Sloan.

“Guys on the team said that was the first time they’d ever seen Jerry so happy,” Gaines said.

Sloan allegedly went so far as to dial his cursing down from “inferno blast” to “really irritated” for the next two days.

Up next: Taking the hit.