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How do you give a statue to Jerry Sloan who might not want a statue?

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The Utah Jazz Podcast crew discuss how to celebrate the man who doesn’t want to be celebrated.

Head Coach Jerry Sloan Of Utah Jazz Resigns Photo by Melissa Majchrzak/NBAE via Getty Images

They myth, the man, the legend. Jerry Sloan is Utah Jazz basketball. His brand of toughness forever shaped the franchise. As Jerry Sloan’s health continues to deteriorate due to a battle with Parkinson’s disease and Lewy body dementia, many fans are clamoring to honor the great Coach. But how does one honor a man that doesn’t like to be celebrated. As fierce of a competitor Jerry Sloan is, he doesn’t enjoy the limelight. He just wants the satisfaction of a battle well fought. In today’s episode, the Utah Jazz Podcast crew discuss how do you memorialize a figure who’s last wish may very well be not to memorialize him?

Speaking of memorializing, the crew also debates whether Jeff Hornacek will make it to the NBA Hall of Fame despite not being a “superstar” caliber player, and with the FIBA World Cup approaching and Donovan Mitchell projected to be a big part of the USA squad, the crew debates whether they would rather have an Olympic Medal or an NBA Championship.