Monday, March 16th, 2009 at 9:30 am  |  18 responses

Jerry Sloan’s Ejection: Historically Quick, Predictable

by Marcel Mutoni

The local press has yet to figure out if it’s the fastest coaching ejection in League history; they’re far too busy gloating over the fact that they saw it coming from a mile away.

From the Salt Lake Tribune:

As Tim Buckley from the Deseret News can attest, I predicted Jerry Sloan’s ejection from Sunday’s game before it even started. You could just see it coming how frustrated Sloan was after Saturday’s triple-overtime loss to Miami.

Now 2:12 into the game? I don’t think anybody could have called that. We tried to find out if it was the quickest coaching ejection in NBA history, but the Elias Sports Bureau doesn’t track ejections since it’s not an official league statistic.

We have a lot of longtime Jazz fans here as well as some pretty savvy researchers. I’m wondering if anybody can remember Sloan getting ejected from a game as fast as he did Sunday. None of the Jazz players could after the game.”I don’t think I’ve ever seen that,” Deron Williams said. “He let his voice be heard,” Carlos Boozer added, “and we love him for that, for having our back.”

Of course, Jerry’s quick exit did nothing to stop the Jazz’s slide. The Orlando Magic whooped them, and Utah has now lost three in a row.

It might be time to try another tactic, Mr. Sloan.

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  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    He must have really needed that cigarette.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Justin Walsh

    DAMN that’s quick. I just started laughing when I pictured Sloan foaming at the mouth spouting off his anger

  • slamfan4life

    never thought Sloan would do this….can’t believe Jazz lost by 20

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

    sounds more like something Don Nelson would do….

  • jay

    temper temper…

  • http://www.obviated.blogspot.com nick

    The “pump-up” ejection is probably better saved for the 2nd half…

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

    It wasn’t Joey Crawford, was it? I could see him giving someone the hook before tip-off.

  • http://vnsny.org Spaceship Jay

    I flip out to get sent home at my place of work often. Around 9:15-9:30am I immediatley begin to hump the watercooler.

  • luke

    Was at this game,funny as hell!Nah wasn’t Joey Crawford,but was ridiculous the way Sloan was berating the officials.Yeah I don’t think the ”pump up” tactic really comes into effect 2 minutes into the game!

  • Mo

    Sloan is getting old and must’ve forgot he wasn’t IN UTAH where he usually gets away with that crap.

  • Mo

    He cusses refs out all the time and gets away with a lot of it because he’s such a “respected” coach with such longevity. Everytime I see him sitting on the bench with his mouth hanging open it reminds me of those old men in the nursing home waiting for his daily spoonfuls of tapioca pudding. LMAO!

  • daniel

    werent the jazz just good? 12 straight or something?

  • http://Betcatsloveslosers.com nbk

    Its the western conference a 4 game skid can get you kicked out of the playoffs

  • donlaker

    memo to jerry sloan : get some of that hair color stuff, walt frazier puts in his hair and beard
    and brush that loss (grey hair) out of your system
    and the refs love when you talk dirty to them…

  • L33tSauce

    Jerry Sloan is the f-ing man.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    Co-Sign ^^
    Also, donlaker show some respect to Clyde and Jerry.

  • I am the walrus

    I bet Don Nelson is gonna try beat this new record in the next Warriors game.

  • L33tSauce

    walrus, you could quite possibly be right.