Jerry Sloan

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Gerald Eugene Sloan (born March 28, 1942) is an American former National Basketball Association player and head coach, and a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame.wikipedia
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Utah Jazz

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Sloan was only the fifth coach in NBA history to reach 1,000 victories and is one of two coaches in NBA history to record 1,000 wins with one club (the Utah Jazz).
Led by coach Jerry Sloan, who took over from Frank Layden in 1988, they became one of the powerhouse teams of the 1990s, culminating in two NBA Finals appearances in 1997 and 1998, where they lost both times to the Chicago Bulls, led by Michael Jordan.

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He led Utah to the NBA Finals in 1997 and 1998, but lost to the Chicago Bulls both times. Sloan played for the University of Evansville's basketball team and was selected 19th in the 1964 NBA draft by the Baltimore Bullets, sitting out the season, then was selected fourth in the 1965 NBA draft by the Bullets, which traded him after one season to the new Chicago Bulls, where he became "the Original Bull", known for his tenacious defense, leading them to the playoffs in their first season, and to their first and only division title before the Michael Jordan era; after a series of knee injuries, he retired in 1976.
Coached by Chicagoan and former NBA star Johnny "Red" Kerr, and led by former NBA assist leader Guy Rodgers, guard Jerry Sloan and forward Bob Boozer, the Bulls qualified for the playoffs, the only NBA team to do so in their inaugural season.

University of Evansville

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Sloan played for the University of Evansville's basketball team and was selected 19th in the 1964 NBA draft by the Baltimore Bullets, sitting out the season, then was selected fourth in the 1965 NBA draft by the Bullets, which traded him after one season to the new Chicago Bulls, where he became "the Original Bull", known for his tenacious defense, leading them to the playoffs in their first season, and to their first and only division title before the Michael Jordan era; after a series of knee injuries, he retired in 1976.
Notable alumni include many prominent entertainers and sports stars such as actor Rami Malek, producer/writer Matt Williams, and basketball coach Jerry Sloan.

Evansville Purple Aces men's basketball

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Sloan played for the University of Evansville's basketball team and was selected 19th in the 1964 NBA draft by the Baltimore Bullets, sitting out the season, then was selected fourth in the 1965 NBA draft by the Bullets, which traded him after one season to the new Chicago Bulls, where he became "the Original Bull", known for his tenacious defense, leading them to the playoffs in their first season, and to their first and only division title before the Michael Jordan era; after a series of knee injuries, he retired in 1976.
The 1964 and 1965 teams starred NBA Legend Jerry Sloan, the 1971 team featured future NBA star Don Buse and future NCAA referee Steve Welmer.

Evansville Thunder

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He then became coach of the Evansville Thunder of the Continental Basketball Association for the 1984 season but never coached a game instead accepting an assistant coach position with the Jazz.
The Thunder hired soon-to-be Utah Jazz head coach and University of Evansville alumnus Jerry Sloan to coach the team in 1984, but Sloan left to become an assistant coach for the Utah Jazz prior to coaching any Thunder games.

1964 NBA draft

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Sloan played for the University of Evansville's basketball team and was selected 19th in the 1964 NBA draft by the Baltimore Bullets, sitting out the season, then was selected fourth in the 1965 NBA draft by the Bullets, which traded him after one season to the new Chicago Bulls, where he became "the Original Bull", known for his tenacious defense, leading them to the playoffs in their first season, and to their first and only division title before the Michael Jordan era; after a series of knee injuries, he retired in 1976.
Jerry Sloan, the 19th pick, was selected to two All-Star Games in his playing career before becoming a head coach.

Karl Malone

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Sloan enjoyed a successful run of 16 consecutive seasons of taking his team to the playoffs, during which time he coached Hall of Famers Karl Malone and John Stockton, along with other players including Jeff Hornacek, Antoine Carr, Tom Chambers, Mark Eaton, and Jeff Malone.
In December 1988, Jerry Sloan succeeded Layden as head coach as Layden became team president.

1965 NBA draft

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Sloan played for the University of Evansville's basketball team and was selected 19th in the 1964 NBA draft by the Baltimore Bullets, sitting out the season, then was selected fourth in the 1965 NBA draft by the Bullets, which traded him after one season to the new Chicago Bulls, where he became "the Original Bull", known for his tenacious defense, leading them to the playoffs in their first season, and to their first and only division title before the Michael Jordan era; after a series of knee injuries, he retired in 1976.
Jerry Sloan, the 4th pick, was selected to two All-Star Games during his playing career before becoming a head coach.

Frank Layden

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After Frank Layden became team president in December 1988, the Jazz chose Sloan as the new head coach.
moving into the team's front office and was replaced as coach by his assistant, Jerry Sloan.

Gregg Popovich

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Although he never won a Coach of the Year award, he is one of only four coaches in NBA history with 15-plus consecutive seasons with a winning record (Gregg Popovich, Pat Riley and Phil Jackson are the others).
He and Jerry Sloan are the only two coaches in NBA history to win 1,000 games with one franchise.

McLeansboro, Illinois

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Born and raised in Gobbler's Knob, 15 miles south of McLeansboro, Illinois, Sloan was the youngest of 10 children and was raised by a single mother after his father died when Jerry was 4 years old.

NBA Finals

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He led Utah to the NBA Finals in 1997 and 1998, but lost to the Chicago Bulls both times.

1998 NBA Finals

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He led Utah to the NBA Finals in 1997 and 1998, but lost to the Chicago Bulls both times.
Jazz head coach Jerry Sloan resigned in February 2011.

2005–06 Utah Jazz season

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After disappointing seasons in 2004–05 and 2005–06, the strong play of the Jazz in the 2006–07 season had renewed speculation from some sportswriters that Sloan would be a strong candidate for Coach of the Year in 2007.
On March 23, 2006, the Jazz' retired Karl Malone's jersey number 32 on his rafters reunited with his former teammate John Stockton, Frank Layden, his son Scott Layden, Jeff Hornacek, Mark Eaton, Antoine Carr, and head coach Jerry Sloan.

Deron Williams

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After the retirement of long-time Jazz players Malone and Stockton, Sloan coached a younger group of players, including Carlos Boozer, Andrei Kirilenko, Mehmet Okur, and later, Deron Williams.
Much was made of Williams's new leadership role on the team, and how he calls the majority of the plays on the team instead of coach Jerry Sloan, something not even John Stockton did.

Antoine Carr

Sloan enjoyed a successful run of 16 consecutive seasons of taking his team to the playoffs, during which time he coached Hall of Famers Karl Malone and John Stockton, along with other players including Jeff Hornacek, Antoine Carr, Tom Chambers, Mark Eaton, and Jeff Malone.
Coach Jerry Sloan utilized Carr extensively during the two years that the Jazz reached the NBA finals – relying on his experience and ability to control the ball.

Tyrone Corbin

Sloan's last game as head coach came in a 91–86 loss to the Bulls on February 9, and assistant coach Tyrone Corbin was then named as Sloan's replacement.
He was first appointed the assistant coach of the Phoenix Suns, then was named the Utah Jazz’s head coach, on February 10, 2011 following the resignation of longtime coach Jerry Sloan.

Jeff Hornacek

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Sloan enjoyed a successful run of 16 consecutive seasons of taking his team to the playoffs, during which time he coached Hall of Famers Karl Malone and John Stockton, along with other players including Jeff Hornacek, Antoine Carr, Tom Chambers, Mark Eaton, and Jeff Malone.
Coach Jerry Sloan and Jazz announcer "Hot Rod" Hundley referred to Hornacek affectionately as "Horny".

Matt Harpring

Despite the very low expectations and despite second leading scorer Matt Harpring being sidelined for 51 games due to a knee injury, Sloan and his team were involved in a battle for the eighth spot in the Western Conference, which would have given Sloan his 17th straight trip to the playoffs.
Harpring was named team captain by coach Jerry Sloan.

NBA All-Defensive Team

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Phil Johnson (basketball, born 1941)

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However, on February 10, 2011, Sloan and assistant Phil Johnson resigned their positions effective immediately.
In 1979, Johnson returned to the Chicago Bulls, this time as an assistant coach on Jerry Sloan's staff.

C. J. Miles

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"I don't care if he's 19 or 30. If he's going to be on the floor in the NBA, he's got to be able to step up and get after it. We can't put diapers on him one night, and a jockstrap the next night. It's just the way it is."—on second year guard C. J. Miles, the youngest player on the 2006–07 Utah Jazz.
Miles is known as the subject of one of the most memorable post-game interviews of the 2006–07 NBA season, where coach Jerry Sloan stated, "I don't care if he's 19 or 30. If he's going to be on the floor in the NBA, he's got to be able to step up and get after it. We can't put diapers on him one night, and a jockstrap the next night. It's just the way it is."

2008–09 Utah Jazz season

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During the 2008–09 season, Sloan reached 1,000 wins as coach of the Jazz on November 7 after beating the Oklahoma City Thunder 104–97 in a Friday night game.