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Steve Luhm: Former Jazz coach/prez Frank Layden sings "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" during 7th inning stretch of SLC-Vegas playoff game. Twitter @sluhm
Although he hasn’t pursued any of those jobs — the 71-year-old Sloan consistently has excused himself from the running after preliminary discussions — the fact he’s at least listening doesn’t surprise those who know him. "He’s an old pro, and he misses it," said Frank Layden, another former Jazz coach who remains a trusted friend. "It’s just something that’s in his blood. He has a passion for it. ... It’s hard for him to be away from the game." Salt Lake Tribune
Like Sloan, Layden resigned during the season. He stepped down in 1988 but never considered a comeback. "I never had the love for it like Jerry has," Layden said. "I walked away and was completely comfortable — never had the urge to do it again. But Jerry loves everything about basketball. The games. The practices. The hard work. Everything." Salt Lake Tribune
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