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NBA: Minnesota 107, Detroit 101

MINNEAPOLIS, April 6 (UPI) -- Luke Ridnour led a clutch effort from the foul line Saturday that gave Minnesota a 107-101 win over Detroit -- the 1,000th in the career of Coach Rick Adelman.
Bobcats cut coaching candidates to three

Bobcats cut coaching candidates to three

CHARLOTTE, N.C., June 12 (UPI) -- The Charlotte Bobcats have narrowed the field of finalists for head coach to three, a source told The Charlotte (N.C.) Observer.

NBA: Utah 107, New Jersey 94

SALT LAKE CITY, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Al Jefferson scored 20 points Saturday and Utah bested New Jersey 107-94 in former Jazz star Deron Williams' return to Salt Lake City.

NBA: Utah 112, Philadelphia 107 (OT)

SALT LAKE CITY, March 14 (UPI) -- Al Jefferson scored 30 points and Andrei Kirilenko added seven in overtime Monday, boosting the Utah Jazz to a 112-107 decision over Philadelphia.

Corbin signs multi-year deal to coach Jazz

SALT LAKE CITY, March 2 (UPI) -- The Utah Jazz have decided to keep interim head Coach Tyrone Corbin, giving him a multiyear contract, team officials said Wednesday.

NBA: Utah 95, Indiana 84

INDIANAPOLIS, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Al Jefferson helped send Utah on a late run Friday and the Jazz gave Coach Tyrone Corbin his first victory with a 95-84 decision over Indiana.

NBA: Phoenix 95, Utah 83

SALT LAKE CITY, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Steve Nash led a balanced Phoenix attack Friday and the Suns pulled away late for a 95-83 win over Utah in the coaching debut of Tyrone Corbin.
Sloan steps down as Utah coach

Sloan steps down as Utah coach

SALT LAKE CITY, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Jerry Sloan, the longest-tenured coach in American professional sports, surprisingly announced his resignation from the Utah Jazz Thursday.

Jazz sign Coach Sloan to 1-year extension

SACRAMENTO, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Utah Jazz head Coach Jerry Sloan said Monday he has inked a one-year contract extension with the team.

NBA: Utah 112, Minnesota 107

MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- Deron Williams scored 25 points Wednesday to lead a big Utah comeback that brought the Jazz a 112-107 decision over Minnesota.

NBA: Utah 115, Detroit 104

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., March 10 (UPI) -- Deron Williams was one of three Utah players with 18 points Wednesday and the Jazz rode a big second quarter to a 115-104 victory over Detroit.

Jordan leads Hall of Fame honorees

SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Sept. 12 (UPI) -- Five-time MVP Michael Jordan headed a list of superstars inducted Friday into the Basketball Hall of Fame.
Jordan leads Hall of Fame class of 2009

Jordan leads Hall of Fame class of 2009

DETROIT, April 6 (UPI) -- Six-time NBA champion and five-time Most Valuable Player Michael Jordan is among the five-member class of 2009 for the Basketball Hall of Fame.
Jordan leads candidates for Hall of Fame

Jordan leads candidates for Hall of Fame

PHOENIX, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Michael Jordan, who helped the Chicago Bulls to six NBA championships, is among 16 finalists to be considered for the 2009 class of the Basketball Hall of Fame.

NBA: Utah 112, Minnesota 107

SALT LAKE CITY, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Mehmet Okur hit three straight three-pointers and a free throw in the late going Tuesday, allowing the Utah Jazz to put away Minnesota 112-107.
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PHI2000122005 - 20 DECEMBER 2000 - PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA, USA; Jazz head coach Jerry Sloan is issued a technical and ejected from the game as Philadelphia hosts Utah in an evening game at the First Union Center. ja/Jon Adams UPI
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Gerald Eugene "Jerry" Sloan (born March 28, 1942), is an American former National Basketball Association (NBA) player and head coach, and a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame. NBA commissioner David Stern called Sloan "one of the greatest and most respected coaches in NBA history." Sloan had a career regular-season win–loss record of 1,221–803, placing him third all-time in NBA wins. Sloan was only the fifth coach in NBA history to reach the 1,000 victory milestone, and he is the only coach in NBA history to record 1,000 wins with one club (the Utah Jazz). He also coached for one team longer than anyone in NBA history. The 2009–10 season was his 22nd season (and 21st full season) as coach of the Jazz. Sloan coached the Jazz to 15 consecutive playoff appearances from 1989–2003. Although he never won a Coach of the Year award, he is one of only three coaches in NBA history with 15-plus consecutive seasons with a winning record (Pat Riley and Phil Jackson are the others). He led Utah to the NBA Finals in 1997 and 1998, but lost to the Chicago Bulls both times.

After Tom Kelly stepped down as manager of the Minnesota Twins in Major League Baseball in 2001, Sloan became the longest-tenured head coach in American major league sports with their current franchise. He resigned on February 10, 2011.

Born and raised in Gobbler's Knob, fifteen miles south of McLeansboro, Illinois, Sloan was one of ten children being raised by a single mother. He would wake up at 4.30 a.m. to do farm chores and then walk almost two miles to get to school in time for 7 a.m. basketball practice. Sloan graduated an all-state player from McLeansboro High School in 1960.

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