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

by March 19, 2009

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.'”