Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Jerry Sloan, the player

Jerry Sloan is best known as the long-time coach (23 years) of the Utah Jazz.  He was a fixture, a bulwark of stability in the ever-changing landscape of the NBA  Before his coaching career, Sloan was notorious for his intensity, particularly on the defensive end.  I came across this article from a 1972 edition of the Omaha World Herald in which Sloan is profiled...it provides a couple highlights of unintentional comedy, as well as a glimpse at what made Sloan a successful player and (presumably) coach.