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“Be yourself,” Sloan said Thursday after announcing he was stepping down after 1,127 wins the Jazz because he didn’t have the energy any more.
Around the league, the shock remained.
“I’m too shocked to have a reaction,” Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers said. “It caught us all off guard. … He’s been there like this rock and all of a sudden the rock is gone. It’s like your franchise moved or something. I don’t know. It’s just strange.”
Sloan was the longest tenured coach in any of the four major sports. His resignation came just two weeks after the second-longest tenured professional coach, Jeff Fisher, parted ways with the Tennessee Titans after a 6-10 season.
“I had a feeling this time was the time to move on,” an emotional Sloan said during a Thursday afternoon news conference. “(That’s) a long time to be in one organization. Again, I’ve been blessed. Today is a new day. When I get this over with, I’ll feel better. My time is up and it’s time to move on.”
“I came with him and I’ll leave with him,” the 69-year-old Johnson said Thursday.
Nothing changed in the morning and Sloan reported sleeping better than he has in six weeks. Asked what he’ll do now, he didn’t know, and said he expected to be a “dizzy duck” for a while.
“I want to make it clear that nobody pushed Jerry or Phil out,” Miller said. “I loved and respected Jerry for as long as I can remember… I will miss him but benefit from the things he taught me for the rest of my life.”
By John McAfee
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