Monday, February 7th, 2011 at 5:53 pm  |  11 responses

Jerry Sloan Signs One-Year Extension

Looks like the Jazz will be holding on to their 68-year old coach for at least one more season. NBA.com has it: “Jerry Sloan has signed an extension to remain as coach of the Jazz, he told NBA.com on Monday, a completion of the formality that inks him to the Utah sideline through the end of the 2011-12 season. It was a typical Sloan-Jazz deal in every way – without any announcement and certainly without fanfare, with another one-year addition on the contract, and with Sloan quick to remind that he could still walk away after this season or that he could be fired. The first may happen, per his now-annual tradition of waiting until summer to decide whether to return to the grind, but a dismissal will not. ‘I’ve already signed a contract for next year,’ he said after shootaround at Arco Arena in preparation for tonight’s game against the Kings. ‘That’s been since, maybe, around the first of the year. I don’t remember what the date was on it. I never pay any attention to it. They offered it to me and I signed it.’ And so what had been apparent since early in the regular season, when the sides reached an agreement in principle on the latest one-year extension, became official.”

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  • http://www.michaelcho.com M Cho

    Jerry Sloan’s first contract with the Jazz was written on a papyrus scroll and signed with a goose-feather pen. They keep it in a sacred ark, which apparently the Nazis were trying to steal when they were foiled by an american archeology professor.

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com Moose

    Sloan’s the man. Just the thought of the Jazz firing him is pretty laughable (see M Cho’s comment).

  • http://nobulljive.com/ Enigmatic

    Chicago’s still got mad love for Sloan, too.
    Glad he’ll still be doing his thing a little longer.

  • robb

    You know I respect Sloan, I really do, but the Jazz need a new coach. A new beginning will be good for both parts. I’m sure he can win a title, just not in Utah.

  • MikeC.

    Another season of efficient pick-and-rolls, solid team D and postgame comments about tractors and crops. The league is better with Sloan involved. Pop too.

  • http://www.twitter.com/gerardhimself Gerard Himself

    nothing is Sloan Jerry down!

  • Gatsby

    LOLz @ Gerald Himself

  • Tsenguunb

    Nba: where jerry sloan has been signing one year deals since ’85

  • http://slamonline.com The Ambassador

    When is he going to sign with L.A. so he can get himself a ring?

  • Stepfan

    J Sloan is leaving when Deron Williams becomes a free agent.

  • dsleepy

    jerry sloan belongs in hof. great coach.