Thursday, December 3rd, 2009 at 10:00 am  |  12 responses

Jerry Sloan Returning for 23rd Season

Sloan dares time to try and stop him. Understandably, time wants no part of Ol’ Jerry: “Jazz coach Jerry Sloan has signed a deal to return next year for his 23rd season as Utah’s head coach. The team announced the deal Wednesday. The 67-year-old Sloan, inducted into the Hall of Fame in September, is the longest-tenured active coach in major professional sports.”

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  • http://www.paidtosave.info Dang I’m Nice!!!

    Now thats what I call longevity.

  • http://www.clutchfans.com/ Blue

    Is he the only NBA coach to get inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame without ever winning the “Coach of the Year” award? Not including the ones who went in before there was an award, of course…

  • LA Huey

    @Blue, look at the track record for the COTY award. Winning it is never a good sign of things to come.

  • LA Huey

    Big-time respect for Coach Sloan

  • http://www.slamonline.com/ Double R

    He should coach until he retires because I can’t see him getting fired.

  • http://slamonline.com/ niQ

    LA Huey, its true. It was also mentioned on SLAM before about how after you win the award you might get fired within 2 years. LOL

  • tavoris

    niQ-that’s a WILL GET FIRED.

  • http://slamonline.com/ niQ

    tavoris- right! I have a feeling if Cleveland doesn’t get into the finals and if Lebron leaves the team he’ll be next!

  • http://slamonline.com/ niQ

    and by “he” I meant Mike Brown.

  • LA Huey

    @niQ and by “Mike Brown” you meant “The Great Mike Brown” XP

  • Jose

    nope.he can’t do that.23rd season.Lebron will make sure he don’t coach in honor of Jordans number anything and everything 23 must go.haha

  • http://www.laumol.nl/weblog Laumol

    How about letting Mike d’Antoni run the Jazz for just a year. Just as an experiment.