Jerry Sloan was undoubtedly one of the greatest coaches in NBA history.
Yet there’s one glaring omission on an otherwise stellar resume.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Jerry Sloan, who spent 23 years as coach of the Utah Jazz and took the team to the NBA Finals in 1997 and 1998, died Friday at 78. The team said that for four years...
Jerry Sloan walked up the steps to the stage at the Basketball Hall of Fame to give his enshrinement speech in 2009, almost as if he were dreading what the next few minutes would bring.
Reaction to the death of longtime Utah Jazz coach and Basketball Hall of Famer Jerry Sloan. He died Friday at the age of 78:
“Jerry Sloan was among the NBA’s most respected and admired...
DETROIT (AP) — San Antonio was already down eight points when the Spurs took a timeout around the midway point of the first quarter.
Then, after a turnover led to a Detroit dunk, Spurs coach Gregg Popovich called another timeout, just 14 seconds after the first.
"Just mental errors, mental errors defensively, and gave them some easy buckets," San Antonio guard Bryn Forbes said. "I don't know if it was to slow the run, but kind of get our head on right — kind of slow their pace there."
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah Jazz hosted members of the 1997 Finals team Wednesday night for a 20-year reunion.
Hall of Fame coach Jerry Sloan, Hall of Fame point guard John Stockton, Bryon Russell, Greg Ostertag and others were in attendance. The game was scheduled against the New York Knicks so coach Jeff Hornacek, who was a member of the team, could participate. The Jazz have retired Hornacek's No. 14.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Manu Ginobili knew how important Gregg Popovich is to the San Antonio Spurs even before the coach set the NBA record for most wins with a single franchise.
Popovich earned his 1,128th victory Saturday night, leading the Spurs to a 121-97 victory over the Denver Nuggets. He passed former Utah coach Jerry Sloan for the mark.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Gregg Popovich greeted his latest career milestone with his usual self-deprecation and deflection, insisting he only achieves these records because he is old.
Friends and players rarely disagree with the San Antonio Spurs' emotional coach. But, they did this time.
Popovich tied the NBA record for the most career wins with a single franchise, earning his 1,127th in the Spurs' 102-86 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Thursday night.