Jerry Sloan Rumors
When you pull into this town, one of the first things you can see is Hamilton County Junior/Senior High School. It sits on Jerry Sloan Drive. And if you follow the drive around to the back of the school, you find the gymnasium named for the late Utah Jazz Coach. “I probably first met Coach Sloan in the fourth grade at his basketball camp here in town,” said Doug Miller, the boy’s basketball coach for Sloan’s old team, the Hamilton County High School Foxes.
Back at the high school, Jerry Sloan’s trophy case sites next to that of his son, Brian, who in 1984 was Mr. Basketball in Illinois and pushed the Foxes to a state championship. Above Jerry Sloan Court hangs the namesake’s photo and a photo of the team his daughter Holly played on. The squad won third place in the state tournament in 1987. Miller said for years Hamilton County has run many of the same plays as the Utah Jazz.
Michael Singer: Asked Michael Malone who his coach of the year would be. He mentioned Monty Williams, Quin Snyder, James Borrego, Tom Thibodeau and Scotty Brooks as the top candidates in his mind. Also added, he can’t believe that Jerry Sloan never won. “Hard to even fathom.”
A proposed concurrent resoultion aims to honor the life and achievements of former Utah Jazz head coach Jerry Sloan. S.C.R. 7, sponsored by Senator Lincoln Fillmore (R-Salt Lake), “honors the life and legacy of Jerry Sloan, basketball player and coach, for his achievements and the positive impact he had on the state of Utah.”
Sen. Fillmore’s resolution highlights not only Sloan’s achieve on the court, but his legacy beyond, drawing attention to the Bobbye and Jerry Sloan Hand-in-Hand Foundation, which helps “individuals and organizations reach their full potential, demonstrating not only his generosity but also his efforts to support his community.”
Snyder will be the first Jazz coach to represent the West in the All-Star Game since Frank Layden in 1984. Remarkably, despite all of his success in Utah, Hall of Fame coach Jerry Sloan never did so in his more than two decades