Utah Jazz Hire Jerry Sloan as Basketball Adviser

by June 19, 2013

There were hints earlier this month that Jerry Sloan would re-join the Utah Jazz, and today, the team made it official. Sloan is back with the Jazz as a senior basketball adviser. Per the press release: “In this role, Sloan will support the Jazz basketball operations and coaching staff through player evaluations at workouts, camps, and summer league; limited pro and regional college scouting; occasional practice observation; and as host of an annual prep and college coaches clinic. ‘The basketball knowledge and experience that Jerry brings is invaluable, and his insights will help in our pursuit of becoming a championship-caliber team,’ said Utah Jazz President Randy Rigby. ‘We are pleased to formally welcome Jerry back into the organization as an adviser.’ … ‘I am glad Jerry is going to continue to be involved with our organization,’ said Jazz head coach Tyrone Corbin. ‘We will benefit from his wealth of basketball experience. I am looking forward to his continued contributions.’ … ‘In my new role with the Jazz franchise, I hope to help the basketball operations staff and Ty in any way that I can to achieve their goals,’ said Sloan. ‘I would like to thank the Miller family for the opportunity to be part of the organization again.'”