Jerry Sloan linked to Milwaukee Bucks as possible replacement for Jim Boylen

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  • Cinci Man FT MITCHELL, KY
    May 3, 2013 1:45 p.m.

    I hope Jerry doesn't come back. I like my children and grandchildren to be able to watch sports, but Jerry and other coaches aren't capable of speaking without a streak of expletives that I just don't need in the lives of my family. We quit watching the NBA years ago and don't miss it at all. Jerry will always be one of the best coaches in my opinion, but a man with his position and education ought to be able to speak respectfully and with dignity.

  • Doug10 Roosevelt, UT
    May 3, 2013 8:47 a.m.

    Going to a small market team that has a bunch of rookies would not help Jerry At his young age Jerry needs to have a team that has proven talent but is not performing to expected levels. That is probably the reason that most people in this post are asking for his return.

    Jerry makes his own way and does not need anyones well wishes. If an opportunity arises Jerry will be on it like a hunting dog on a scent. He will get the best from his team and they will most of the time be in a position to win come the end of the game.

    And funny that Hornacek hung around the organization for years and JErry did not give him a fulltime job. Perhaps Jerry saw something missing there that another less experienced coach did not and so the Jazz are not coached by just one weak coach but two.

    Good luck to those who coach against him.

  • JBQ Saint Louis, MO
    May 3, 2013 7:58 a.m.

    I would follow Jerry Sloan on an invasion of Iwo Jima. However, the experience he had with the Jazz is pretty much the same that Scott Skiles and then Jim Boylan had with the Bucks. Players want to run and gun. They do not want a disciplined offense. Jim Boylan played for Al McGuire on the national championship squad as a guard and quarterback. The players want to run the show. Bill Russell couldn't handle high priced prima donnas and demanded one dollar more than his highest paid player. Just think what that would cost now. The problem is with the way that salaries are structured in the NBA. Salaries in the NFL are way at the other end of the spectrum. For one, there is no way to get rid of a player for four years at a time. In the other, you cut a multi paid player on a whim. In both sports, there is a lack of common sense for management-labor realities.

  • InspectorC Wasatch Front, UT
    May 3, 2013 7:51 a.m.

    23 years coaching at Utah ---- ZERO NBA Championships!!!

    With all due respect... Jerry needs to stay retired and find a new, worthy purpose in life to give his time and energy to. "Get a life, Jerry!" How sad is that, that he wants to come out of retirement at age 71 to get back into coaching??

  • LivinLarge Bountiful, UT
    May 3, 2013 6:34 a.m.

    Small Market = Utah Jazz, welcome back Jerry!

  • OrlandoJazzFan Winter Springs, FL
    May 3, 2013 5:55 a.m.

    I for one love Jerry and would love to see him coach the Jazz again. Corbin is a lottery coach. Not a winning coach for sure.

  • GoodGuyGary Houston, TX
    May 2, 2013 11:05 p.m.

    I will need to buy the Jazz from Greg and put Sloan back as head coach, Phil Johnson as the top assistant again. I will then finish the coaching staff with Karl Malone as the conditioning coach and Jeff Hornacek as the shooting coach. Hopefully Stockton will join, if not, Matt Harpring will also be good.

  • SundanceKid27 OREM, UT
    May 2, 2013 10:59 p.m.

    I would love to see him back in Utah but I think he always does the right thing and he wouldn't push Corbin out. The current Jazz players could use his toughness for sure.

  • Lightening Lad Austin , TX
    May 2, 2013 9:34 p.m.

    I really hope Jerry gets a chance. Not only does he get the most out of his players but he teaches discipline and responsibility, traits making them better men. 23 years is an very long time for a guy to be with the same team, people love him all over the state not something that happens with every guy who gets fired, (and he was) from his position. There are few people I respect as much as I do Jerry Sloan, he is real not a pretty boy wearing $1200 loafers that look like bedroom slippers, poofy hair dos and Italian suits. The best endorsement might be with the many men who say they would love to have Jerry coach their own kids. I for one, would be thrilled to have my son play for the guy. I wish this good man the best, wherever he may go, he gave the Jazz all he could, better drafts and more advantageous trades would have helped.

  • Rational Salt Lake City, UT
    May 2, 2013 9:02 p.m.

    The most popular offense in basketball is the pick and roll, which was a staple of high school offenses 40 years ago. I think Jerry could handle that. Stockton and Malone were among history's best at the pick and roll, especially when they had the complimentary 3 point shooter in Hornacek.

    See, that's what you need for an offense to work -- the right talent, and that was never Sloan's problem. It was management's failure to acquire and pay for the talent.

    The difference is now management has young, cheap talent on the roster, they just won't put it on the floor. They'd rather use veteran free-agents-to-be trying to be an 8th place team, build their value and let them go (at least we hope they let them go), rather than develop the young guys for the chance of a serious upside.

  • fortydam OREM, UT
    May 2, 2013 7:56 p.m.

    Rvalens2, right on! Finally someone that sounds like they actually watch the game.

  • Silly Rabbit Small Town, USA, UT
    May 2, 2013 7:24 p.m.

    "The Coach" can't come back here and coach the JAZZ the owners wont have it becuase coach Sloan wields more power than the young owner does so it will nver happen..... Lil Miller would never have it........ good luck Coach Sloan what ever you do....... you are missed.

    Oh and to all of you that think his brand of basketball doesnt fit in the pro game anymore, well you are wrong. Look at the Spurs, its Old School basketball and they still win......

  • Jazz Source Alpine, UT
    May 2, 2013 3:22 p.m.

    The owner is too arrogant to admit the mistake and bring back a proven commodity. So we will wallow in underachievment for years to come...and then make another change when they finally figure out what most of us already can see.

    There is no way a team like this should miss the playoffs.

    Meanwhile back at the ranch, Houston Rockets who are literally the youngest team in the NBA are beating the Thunder on the road (see last night).

    We have some great young talent and had some decent veterans but the Rockets perform better. Hmmmm.

    That is all I need to know about Corbin.

  • xert Santa Monica, CA
    May 2, 2013 2:53 p.m.

    I can think of a small market team where,

    1. The bulk of knowlegeable fans love and respect you.
    2. The wannabe x box Jr. Jazz coaches who think they could coach the team better than you have been humbled and are currently residing under rocks.
    3. The players possess a huge desire to win but also an incredible need for someone who understands the word "toughness."

  • rvalens2 Burley, ID
    May 2, 2013 2:13 p.m.

    Sorry guys, but bringing back Sloan to the Jazz would be the wrong move. As much as I respect Jerry, his style of play no longer works in the NBA. He would have to be open to making major changes, something I doubt he's capable of doing.

    In addition, after the way he left, there is no way Jazz management (or the owners) will bring Jerry back. It would be akin to admitting they made a mistake when then didn't back him quickly enough in the dispute with Deron Williams.

  • justired Fillmore, UT
    May 2, 2013 2:08 p.m.

    I don't think he's going to Milwaukee, and i don't think he's coming back to the Jazz, even if they had an opening. i think he's enjoying retirement too much. this "phone's on" stuff is just his way of making conversation.

    if you want an earful, reporter, next time ask him what his favorite model of John Deere tractor is.

    May 2, 2013 1:26 p.m.

    There's a little team in Utah called the Jazz, that need a new head coach, or old new coach.

  • Obama10 SYRACUSE, UT
    May 2, 2013 1:25 p.m.

    The Jazz should have an opening real soon. Come back!!!

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    May 2, 2013 1:02 p.m.

    Utah Jazz!