Jerry Sloan resigns!

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  1. Walter

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    WOW! Never saw that coming. I guess he decided he couldn't bear to stay in Utah with me gone... :stirthepot:
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    Quick! Fire Kuester! Get Sloan in here. He may actually make a PG out of Stuckey.
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    Was surprised when I first heard it but reading more into it, seems like he lost the team and wasn't willing to compromise with Deron Williams.

    It's a new day in Utah. Interested to see how the team's system changes over the next few seasons, whether Deron will stick around, or if they finally get a decent shooting guard.
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    His chance of reproducing definitely went down when you left.
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    I remember him as a gritty guard when paired up with Norm VanLear on the Bulls. Interesting...he only had one losing season as a head coach during his tenure. I guess that ties him with M. Curry.

    If Deron Williams was the cause, or even the percieved cause...the fans may run him out of town even before his contract runs out...
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    Since Lew Alcindor and the Big "O"...and the Ice Man...:)

    I even remember Leslie Rockymore.........
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    How about Jerry Lucas, Wilt Chamberlain, Bill Russell, George Mikan and, of course, George Yardley.

    :)
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    Good one, Masked Mackeral. That made me :pound:

    Norm Van Lier... I think I remember him on that Chicago team in the early seventies that knocked the Pistons out of the playoffs. We are old.
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    In more ways than one, DWilliams has sealed his fate with the club. Gone this summer.
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    Since Sloan took over the Jazz, the Rockets won 2 titles, the Pistons won three titles, the Spurs won 4 titles, the Lakers won 5 titles and the Bulls won six.....The Jazz got the the finals twice during that time frame and only had 1 losing season, (04-05)

    Despite that he was able to hold on to his job for 23 years, where as Flip had a better overall winning percentage with the Pistons and lost his..

    You have to wonder if this had been a large market, if he would have survived 10 years let alone 23 without bringing home a ring.
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    Sometimes you have to be realistic about the teams you have and the opponents you face. Sloan's only real contender was when Stockton and Malone were at their peak, and they just weren't good enough to beat Michael's Bulls, since then their GM has not put a real contender on the court who could knock off the Lakers. Not every GM blames the coach for the inadequate team that takes the floor every night. Jerry may not have coached a champion but he sure as heck put a winning team out the floor year after year. Many around here have to have a championship caliber team, I don't, I'm realistic enough to know that the Heat, Knicks and Bulls are going to rule the East for the next decade, I'd love to be like Jerry's Jazz and just win 50 games annually.
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    Now you have the right path. Very thin skinned, old school and you see elite and marginal elite speaking into that digital (finance) voice recorder; that mechanical input is solely translating into high market firms (no surprise there) that speak as accumulative wholes (stereo, dds, mp3, wma,wav,pcm). The point being: high market products always include high quality parts, that force integration, and are willing to understand this direction (Dieter Rams: ten principles for good design). The BlackEyedPeas, as deus ex machina, need not apply.

    Ownership, as old guard, are caught in a huge transition. Sloan, in all likelihood, will be followed by Bird and JD.
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    I like your explanation: thoughtful, cognitive and rhetorical...but, when do you begin to soar?

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