Monday, April 27, 2009

Is Tonight Sloan's Last Game?

Maybe, maybe not. But the thought has haunted me for weeks. And J.A. Andande seems to see the writing on the wall as well. Here are the reasons:

1) Sloan is getting old,

2) Sloan may be getting bored after 21 years with no ring, and not even a Coach of Year award,

3) Sloan needs knee replacement surgery,

4) the face of the Jazz is changing (LHM is dead, Hot Rod is retiring so that he can focus on 'the bottle' full time, and we risk losing Boozer, Millsap, Okur, Korver, and a slew of others this season, so how badly will Sloan want to start over with a new squad?),

5) this young Jazz team is digressing (Western Conference Finals in 2007, 2nd Round exit in 2008, 1st Round exit in 2009), and

6) when it's time, it's time.

So just in case, keep your eyes on Sloan tonight, because it may, it just may be his last night on the Jazz bench. But then again, maybe not.


Pasty Gangsta said...

Jerry has put in a lot of good years and I wish he could go out on top (i.e. as an NBA champion with a Coach of the Year award). However, that is not going to happen.

If we're really going to make some moves this offseason -- and I can't really see what other option we have -- I can understand him not sticking around. And perhaps it would be best to start afresh with some new blood.

FYI though, we won't lose Boozer, Millsap, Okur and Korver. I think no matter what we have a playoff team coming back, assuming we don't have the same injuries we had this year.

Orlando said...

We will lose Millsap. Everyone else is sticking around.

Next year's team is still a playoff squad (assuming good health) and I think we should make one more push before blowing things up next year.