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Jerry Sloan returns to the Utah Jazz

 


via CBS Sports

The Utah Jazz will welcome Jerry Sloan back to their fold. However, not as a head coach, but as an adviser. The Utah Jazz are bringing back some of their most trusted men from their glory years (when they got to the Finals but they didn’t win). That also means, Jerry Sloan is out of the coaching carousel. Perhaps the old coaches are really out, and new coaches will rise from the ranks.

 

 

per CBS Sports:

Jerry Sloan is back with the Utah Jazz. The team announced Wednesday that Sloan is back with the team as a “senior basketball adviser.”

 

“In my new role with the Jazz franchise, I hope to help the basketball operations staff and Ty in any way that I can to achieve their goals,” Sloan said in a press release. “I would like to thank the Miller family for the opportunity to be part of the organization again.”

 

Said coach Tyrone Corbin: “I am glad Jerry is going to continue to be involved with our organization. We will benefit from his wealth of basketball experience. I am looking forward to his continued contributions.”

 

Sloan’s name has popped up on coaching searches recently, but nothing apparently fit him enough to make a return. He unceremoniously retired about halfway through the 2010-11 season.

 

Sloan spent 23 seasons with the Jazz, guiding the team to 19 playoff appearances and two Finals appearances. The team won seven division titles and had 16 consecutive winning seasons with Sloan.

 

Sloan was inducted into the Naismith Hall of Fame in 2009.



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