Thursday, March 19th, 2009 at 11:00 am  |  29 responses

Jerry Sloan Knows Nothing of This ‘Twitter’ Business That You Speak of

Not exactly a shocker here: “Growing up in McLeansboro, Ill., Jazz coach Jerry Sloan’s family didn’t get a phone for the first time until his junior year in high school. So you can only imagine the fun Wednesday in trying to explain Twitter to the soon-to-be 67-year-old. One of the local television stations asked Sloan about Charlie Villanueva sending a tweet (update) from the locker room at halftime of Milwaukee’s game Sunday against Boston and the resulting fallout with Bucks coach Scott Skiles. ‘I don’t follow that,’ Sloan said. ‘I don’t even have a computer. I don’t know how to turn one on. I don’t know what you’re talking about. I’m going to be totally honest. How would you do that?’ Sloan was told that Villanueva could do it through his cell phone. This brought more confusion. ‘I have a phone, but I don’t know how to use it that way,’ Sloan said. ‘I wish I did, but I didn’t want to be aggravated. I’ve just kind of been that way all along.’”

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  • http://where-basketball-b-longs.blogspot.com/ B. Long

    Jerry Sloan translation machine says=Fu(k a twitter.

  • Young Chris MP3

    This is pretty hilarious.

  • http://www.another48minutes.blogspot.com Gerard Himself

    Jerry Sloan is such a badass. He doesn’t twitter – if he has a short message for the world to hear, he just yells it from the sidelines.

  • riggs

    jerry sloan gets to work on foot power.

  • niQ

    he doesn’t have a computer? wow. now that is news.

  • http://www.another48minutes.blogspot.com Gerard Himself

    @riggs: flashback to Fred Flintstone and his “car”?

  • http://sfdjilf.com Jukai

    Jerry Sloan then excused himself as he had to readjust the needle on his record player because the gramophone was skipping.

  • http://twentythreenine.blogspot.com Russ Bengtson

    Jerry Sloan has a rotary cell phone.

  • http://www.alllooksame.com Tarzan Cooper

    im just a simple unfrozen caveman lawyer, this “computer” box you speak of seems very confusing and scary to me. im worried i might get trapped inside it. when i drive my phantom through la, sometimes loud voices come from my car. once i stopped and looked all through my phantom to find those screaming demons. this world is scary to me

  • tenorca

    Jerry Sloan knows, inherently, that Twitter sucks. I can’t wait for this fad to die a horrible, gory death.

  • http://ittakesanationofmillionstoholdthissac.blogspot.com ciolkstar

    Sloan is badass. He has wooden false teeth.

  • http://www.another48minutes.blogspot.com Gerard Himself

    c-sign tenorca

  • http://theghostofroyhobbs.blogspot.com Mo Charlo

    Jerry Sloan invented fire.

  • that dude

    “A box that does many things? Impossible!”

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    Who CARES if he doesn’t know what Twitter is? Twitter isn’t useful in any way, shape, or form.
    Neither is stupid @ss text messaging on cell phones, or iTunes. In fact, iTunes makes it even more inconvenient to upload and remove songs, than for normal MP3 players.
    Jerry Sloan is the man.

  • clapzilla

    It Will Probably Take Sloan 5 More Years To Find Out What An Oklahoma City Thunder Is. He’s The Man Though.

  • Krishan

    Quick, sloan vs. skiles knife-fight, who’d you pick? Sloan straight up.

  • b0dj

    sloan rocks!!

  • http://www.another48minutes.blogspot.com Gerard Himself

    sloan bedrocks!

  • http://twentythreenine.blogspot.com Russ Bengtson

    “They tell me the team is named after some type of music,” Sloan added, “but I’ve never heard of it. Growing up in McLeansboro, Illinois, my family didn’t even get music until my junior year of high school.”

  • http://twentythreenine.blogspot.com Russ Bengtson

    “And even then, it was just the sound of cows running into the silo.”

  • Zabba

    Now seriously, that’s just being mean, Russ.

    …and funny.

  • Holiday

    Jerry Sloan is the “Chuck Norris” of the NBA! And Yeah he is BADASS!

  • Nate James

    haha russ thats hilarious.

  • Chukaz

    Jerry Sloan > Chuck Norris

  • Chukaz

    Wait, Jerry Sloan knows what a cell phone is? Now that’s the real news here.

  • http://www.benfolds.com/acappella Dacre

    So…he wouldn’t even KNOW about NBA.com ….
    Hmm… put him on a ‘mock’ slam cover and post it to him…. (by horse back).

  • http://www.benfolds.com/acappella Dacre

    It could be Jazz…or yazz…it’s real new. I think it’s a “silent J”.

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