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spreadeagle
06-19-2013, 08:42 PM
Also RIP Tony Soprano
@GregInUtah
I am pleased and honored to have Jerry Sloan back in the Jazz family in an official capacity. Details on 1280TheZone at 5pm.
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The Hall of Fame coach will be a senior basketball adviser on a multi-year deal, the team announced Wednesday. Sloan will provide guidance to head coach Ty Corbin as well as serve as an extra set of eyes as the team evaluates potential players.

It's the second time in a month that the team has looked to its storied past in a bid to improve its future. Three weeks ago, the Jazz announced Hall of Famer Karl Malone would help develop and mentor the team's two young big men in a part-time role.

Sloan said he's happy to be back with the organization, and will do whatever he's asked. He talked first with Corbin before making his decision.

``Being in basketball has kind of saved my life,'' Sloan said on 1280 The Zone radio network. ``You feel like you want to jump off a tall building after being away from it for a couple of years.''

Jazz President Randy Rigby said Sloan will become a key player in the organization's efforts to build a championship team. He's already been helping them evaluate players ahead of next week's NBA draft, Rigby said.

Sloan said he benefited early in his coaching career by having Frank Layden as a sounding board, and hopes to fill that same role for Corbin.

http://www.thescore.com/home/articles/963243-jazz-bring-back-former-coach-sloan-as-consultant

ChitownBears22
06-19-2013, 08:44 PM
Good move by Utah. Smart man

shep33
06-19-2013, 08:46 PM
Very good move

tredigs
06-19-2013, 08:46 PM
What about that says he's the coach though? Could be in an advisory position, or GM, or anything really.

spreadeagle
06-19-2013, 08:50 PM
What about that says he's the coach though? Could be in an advisory position, or GM, or anything really.
Hes not the coach, and didnt imply he was , just said they hired him

shep33
06-19-2013, 08:50 PM
What about that says he's the coach though? Could be in an advisory position, or GM, or anything really.



I think that's all it is too. But just having him in that organziation seems right

tredigs
06-19-2013, 08:55 PM
Hes not the coach, and didnt imply he was , just said they hired him

Gotchya, I read "Utah hires Sloan back" and just assumed it was coaching until I read the tweet.

Anyway, probably a good move. But not as fun.

Lo Porto
06-19-2013, 09:29 PM
Good move. Go Jazz.

Side note: nice picture to accompany this good news for the Jazz. She must be cold. Glad she has that hat.

cmellofan15
06-19-2013, 09:34 PM
this might be hurtful for Corbin. dude is gonna be under a microscope now that he has the great Jerry Sloan working in the same house.

Chrisclover
06-20-2013, 03:00 AM
he is back again

Jumba
06-20-2013, 03:45 AM
Ty Corbin apparently was all for Jerry to come in. Jerry will be handling scouting and player development as well as advising in any basketball operations.