Catching Up On All The Jerry Sloan / Phil Johnson Stories (links)

DENVER - FILE: Head coach Jerry Sloan of the Utah Jazz leads his team against the Denver Nuggets during NBA action at Pepsi Center on October 28 2009 in Denver Colorado. According to reports Jerry Sloan will resign as head coach of the Utah Jazz on February 10 2011. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that by downloading and or using this photograph User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

In case you haven't been able to stay up to date on all the stuff that's been written elsewhere about Sloan and Johnson's retirement, here's the collection that I have. If I've missed any, leave a comment and I'll update the list.

[Note by Basketball John, 02/11/11 6:49 PM MST ] The list has become pretty long. I'm moving the links after the jump.

When Jazz Becomes The Blues | Hardwood Paroxysm
It was Game 3 of the 1998 Finals. After winning both regular season match-ups and the first game at home, the Utah Jazz dropped Game 2, losing home court

Longtime Utah Jazz coach Jerry Sloan is as much as part of the team's landscape as John Stockton, Karl Malone - NBA News | FOX Sports on MSN
Longtime Utah Jazz coach Jerry Sloan is as much as part of the teams landscape as Karl Malone and John Stockton.

Basketball Prospectus | The Clipboard: Sloan's Xs and Os

Defining Jerry Sloan’s legacy | Dime Magazine (dimemag.com) : Daily NBA News, NBA Trades, NBA Rumors, Basketball Videos, Sneakers
A little piece of Utah died today. The announcement that Jazz head coach Jerry Sloan is resigning after 22 and a half seasons with the team came as a shock

SLAM ONLINE | " Jerry Sloan: A Man of Time, Passed By

With Jerry Sloan Gone, The Utah Jazz Need To Make Big Changes - SBNation.com
The Utah Jazz need to make big changes to their roster now that head coach Jerry Sloan has resigned.

As NBA changed, Sloan stood his ground - NBA - Yahoo! Sports
Jerry Sloan battled with Deron Williams, but that’s not the only reason he left. He knew the Jazz weren’t going anywhere. - National Basketball Association news

ESPN.com Poll Results by State - Jerry or Deron?
An amazing geographic breakdown of who you'd rather keep. The overall vote is split right down the middle as well. via TrueHoop

Jerry Sloan Resigns, And For Better Or Worse, Deron Williams Takes The Reins In Utah - SBNation.com
Thursday afternoon, Jerry Sloan shocked the basketball world and resigned after 23 years coaching the Utah Jazz. We take a look at Jerry Sloan's legacy and what his departure means for Deron Williams and the future of the Jazz.

NBA Playbook – A Look At The Playcalling In The NBA Through Videos, Pictures, & Words " To Run Or Not To Run: Jerry Sloan vs. Deron Williams

Get your tissues: Jerry Sloan's resignation - CBSSports.com
What? It's dusty in here. Quit looking at me like that. Like you've never cried at a coach retiring after 35 years of abject death glares. As strange as yesterday was, it will pale in comparison to how bizarre it will be if Sloan were to coach elsewhere. Even his time on the Bulls seems like some strange out-of-place idea from another universe. To see him elsewhere next season would be mistifying. That said, any team that is looking for a new head coach this summer is going to be making a lot of very loud calls should Sloan decide he's up for one more rodeo somewhere else. Seriously. It's like "Steel Magnolias" in here.

Confrontations or not, Sloan's decision to walk was his own | NBA.com
Did Deron Williams have an argument with Jerry Sloan Wednesday that was the final straw, forcing Sloan's resignation?

Monson: For Sloan, where there’s a D-Will, there is not a way | The Salt Lake Tribune
Jerry Sloan warned anyone who would listen that this day was coming, and through more than two decades of coaching, nobody ever heard the words.

Kragthorpe: Sloan resignation is end of a pro sports era | The Salt Lake Tribune
Suddenly, the Jazz have become just like every other pro sports franchise. They were different for a long, long time. Jerry Sloan’s aura as the

Sloan's departure means no coach is safe - ESPN
Jerry Sloan's 23-year reign in Utah is over, demonstrating the power of star players.

Jerry Sloan resigns after 23 years, leaves us wishing for more - Ian Thomsen - SI.com
It should come as no surprise that a 68-year-old coach should resign after 23 seasons with the same team. But Jerry Sloan's abrupt departure from the Utah Jazz arrived unexpectedly, and with jarring impact.

The Point Forward " Posts Changes to come as Sloan era ends in Utah "
The Point Forward

Jerry Sloan's consistent approach with Jazz produced excellence - Jack McCallum - SI.com
The last time I was around Jerry Sloan for any length of time was back in September, at the Hall of Fame ceremonies in Springfield, Mass., where some NBA types were sharing a few tables at the Marriott Hotel bar. Jerry likes bars, which is something he has in common, of course, with a hundred million other males and females. He liked bars even better years ago when he spent far too many hours in them, drinking away the losses -- and the wins, too -- a man addicted to late nights, beer and cigarettes.

Sloan loses his job; the NBA loses the battle " Blogs.Bulls.com

Sloan leaves Jazz as epitome of consistency | NBA.com
Jerry Sloan grew up on a farm in McLeansboro, Ill. So he always knew there was a time to take the crops in.

Jerry Sloan Resigns From Utah Jazz -- NBA FanHouse

[02/11/11 2:50 PM MST ]

Utah Jazz: Jeff Hornacek hopes to be on coaching staff | Deseret News
Jeff Hornacek will be on the bench with Tyrone Corbin tonight when the Utah Jazz host the Phoenix Suns — and it seems like it's just a matter of time before he's a permanent fixture.

Sloan Reflects as Career Enters Twilight -- NBA FanHouse
Article from October 2009 about Sloan

KFAN 1320AM - Jerry Sloan Resignation Audio (All the audio files)

[Note by Basketball John, 02/11/11 3:28 PM MST ]

Truth About It » Reflections On Jerry Sloan: The D.C. Edition
My favorite Sloan interaction happened last year when the Jazz visited the Verizon Center. It just happened to be the day before his 68th birthday, and a reporter decided to ask him about how he felt: “Coach, tomorrow you turn 68. How do you feel?” the reporter asked. “I feel with my fingers,” Sloan deadpanned.

Jerry Sloan's consistent approach with Jazz produced excellence - Jack McCallum - SI.com
The last time I was around Jerry Sloan for any length of time was back in September, at the Hall of Fame ceremonies in Springfield, Mass., where some NBA types were sharing a few tables at the Marriott Hotel bar. Jerry likes bars, which is something he has in common, of course, with a hundred million other males and females. He liked bars even better years ago when he spent far too many hours in them, drinking away the losses -- and the wins, too -- a man addicted to late nights, beer and cigarettes.

Let’s Not Be Sad For Jerry Sloan – The No-Look Pass
So really... while Coach Sloan IS a Utah Jazz institution... let's not wonder and lament on why he exited. Coach Sloan finally gets to go home and enjoy life without much worry. Maybe someday, he'll return. And if he doesn't, that's okay. So what if he never won an NBA championship? So what if he never won Coach of the Year? We all know what he's done for the Jazz and he got his guys to play hard every single time. And he has done more than enough for the game of basketball and he deserves to have this break more than anybody. It's like finally seeing your dad retire and tell war stories to all the kids that talk to him.



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