After 22 years at the helm Jerry Sloan reportedly will resign as coach of the Utah Jazz.
A rift between Deron Williams and Sloan is what is said to have pushed Sloan out the door. And if that’s the case, it’s really a shame.
After 22-plus years, the Jerry Sloan Era has come to an unexpected end in Utah.
The Hall of Famer, who had the longest tenure of coaches in major U.S. professional sports, has resigned from the head coaching job he’s held with the Utah Jazz since 1988, a source confirmed to KSL.com.
Longtime assistant coach Phil Johnson will also exit with Sloan, who was in his 23rd season with the Jazz.
The Jazz have called a press conference for 3 p.m. this afternoon but a spokeswoman would not confirm any details of Sloan’s resignation or any potential replacements.
It is unknown who will replace Sloan as the Jazz’s bench boss.
I guess we can now discount the Jazz as a contender in the Western conference from here on out. Now that Sloan has left Utah, ironically the man who is said to be the reason will probably leave too.