Jerry Sloan Signs One-Year Extension

by February 07, 2011

Looks like the Jazz will be holding on to their 68-year old coach for at least one more season. has it: “Jerry Sloan has signed an extension to remain as coach of the Jazz, he told 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.”