Jerry Sloan releases statement about his retirement last year

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  • joe5 South Jordan, UT
    Feb. 5, 2012 10:41 a.m.

    @Americanvet: Put D-Will back on this team, you don't have Favors, Kanter, or Harris (he's no D-Will but he's servicable). Jazz still have another chip; a first round draft pick this summer.

    Do you honestly believe the following team is "one of the best teams in the NBA?"

    PG: Williams, Watson, Tinsley
    Wings: Bell, Hayward, Miles, Howard, Burks
    Posts: Jefferson, Millsap, Evans, TBD, TBD

    Bear in mind, D-Will's salary probably makes it impossible to get Howard and whoever replaces Favors and Kanter are not going to be on inexpensive rookie contracts which means you have to settle for someone willing to play for veteran minimum.

    Further, D-Will hasn't made NJ competitive largely because he hasn't played defense for years, he has fallen in love with his own reputation and stats, he has become more selfish than ever (he was always pretty selfish; witness his freeze-out of Kirilenko during his second season), he is disruptive in the locker room (witness his pouting episodes when Maynor and Brewer were traded), and he lacks loyalty to anyone but himself.

    There's no question in my mind that the Jazz are a better team without D-Will.

  • Esquire Springville, UT
    Feb. 5, 2012 8:40 a.m.

    Sloan is loyal and certainly has class, and Malone is surely right.

  • Riverton Cougar Riverton, UT
    Feb. 4, 2012 10:13 p.m.

    The real truth is that he loves living in Riverton so much that he couldn't stand the thought of having to leave it everyday to go to work. ;)

  • Americanvet Ivins, UT
    Feb. 4, 2012 7:32 p.m.

    @ ram
    I'm not sure if D-Will is a spoiled brat as you said or not, but the Jazz are definitely not better without him. You put D-Will on this team right now and they become one of the best teams in the NBA. Derron was misunderstood by a lot of fans I believe. He is very competitive and just wants to win and does get a little hot under the collar sometimes. In all honesty, D-Will and coach Sloan are clones. They are both competitive and want to win ant not willing to back down from a fight. That's probably what made it hard for them to co-exist.

  • Vince the boonies, mexico
    Feb. 4, 2012 7:06 p.m.

    Leave it alone media, all it does is by stiring something that doesn't smell good to come out! What good does this kind of crap do? You people and Monson need to be positive instead of digging up dirt!

  • ram Saint George, UT
    Feb. 4, 2012 6:02 p.m.

    Can you see any of this happening if larry where still here Malone was somewhere near the truth deron Williams is a spoiled rotten and the jazz are better of without him I do think if Larry where still hear Jerry would still be coaching but maybe it was time for him to go because Corbin seems to be doing a good job thanks for all the great years coach sloan

  • Pipes Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 4, 2012 3:06 p.m.

    Jerry Sloan is old school which means he's a man of integrity! Our country needs more men like Jerry Sloan! Thanks for the 23 years coach.

  • Little Andy Tremonton, UT
    Feb. 4, 2012 3:03 p.m.

    One more reason not to trust Gordon Monson. His favorite thing is to stir the pot. He needs to go back to Houston his favorite team..

  • SundanceKid27 OREM, UT
    Feb. 4, 2012 2:48 p.m.

    I was watching a movie with Clint Eastwood the other night. Clint Eastwood reminded of Jerry Sloan. Always seems to do what is right even if it is hard or unpopular. These are also two people you don't mess with. I love Clint Eastwood and Jerry Sloan.

  • toddfromsantaana Santa Ana, CA
    Feb. 4, 2012 1:01 p.m.

    Karl Malone whether his statements true or not, this should all have been disclosed and to put to bed right after Jerry Resigned. Funny this gets more coverage in the state this Greg and Karl thing, then Jazz Coaches not having players Defend the 3. You can also add JER and his "same ol rotation, biases and FUN AND COMPETITIVE Statements Greg Has made" If only this kind of coverage would be to put Pressure on Jazz Management to try and win World Titles