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April 15, 2009 | MARK HEISLER
See you Sunday. Assuming the Lakers open the playoffs that day -- a safe bet since Sunday is also known in the league office as "Lakers vs. Whomever on ABC!" -- we know who they're playing. Passing up a chance to avoid the Jazz in the first round by losing, the Lakers instead dialed U for Utah, leading by as many as 21 points Tuesday, crushing the Jazz, 125-112, to lock in the matchup.
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June 25, 2013 | By Andrew Gastelum
Boston Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge made one thing perfectly clear: Doc Rivers did not quit on the Celtics. “He felt like it was time for a change. He felt like we all needed a change. That was his justification of him going to the Clippers,” Ainge said at a news conference Tuesday. “. . . It's a place he chose to go and a place he wants to be. " Ainge said it wasn't until Monday that he came to believe Rivers would be going to Los Angeles. Ainge also said he has yet to contact other coaching candidates . . . though he did shoot down one prominent rumor -- that he would coach the Celtics.
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November 9, 2012 | By Melissa Rohlin
Hours after news spread that Mike Brown was fired as Lakers coach, Bovada released odds on who will take over at the helm. Mike D'Antoni and Jerry Sloan are favored 2-1, according to the popular betting site. They are followed by Phil Jackson and Brian Shaw, whose odds are tied at 5-1. Brown was fired Friday after the Lakers skidded to a 1-4 start and were winless in eight preseason games. Here's a complete list of the team's new odds, courtesy of the site: Who will be the next full-time head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers?
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May 31, 2013 | By Broderick Turner
As other potential candidates have gotten hired for head coaching jobs, the Clippers have continued their search for a replacement for Vinny Del Negro by having preliminary discussions with several people in the last few days. The Clippers recently have reached out to one of their top choices, Indiana associate head coach Brian Shaw, said two NBA executives who were not authorized to speak publicly on the matter. The Clippers were given permission to speak to Shaw by Indiana's front office, one executive said.
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December 29, 1988 | ALAN GOLDSTEIN, The Baltimore Sun
Twenty-four years ago, an unusual picture of Jerry Sloan appeared on the front sports page of The Baltimore Sun. Well, almost a picture. Buddy Jeannette, then head coach of the Bullets, was seen pointing to an empty chair that was supposed to have been occupied by Sloan, an aggressive, rawboned guard from Evansville University who was picked in the second round of the 1964 National Basketball Association draft.
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April 21, 2009 | Lisa Dillman
"Lord of the Flies" meets the NBA playoffs? Well, not exactly. The Utah Jazz may have lost the opening game to the Lakers, but it has hardly landed on an island, and as for self-governing, there's really only one man in charge: Coach Jerry Sloan. Sloan brought up a new image Monday morning at practice when attempting to define his remarks from the previous day about his team's lack of nastiness, and the need for the Jazz to incorporate that concept into its playbook.
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January 19, 2009 | Wire Reports
Jerry Sloan will return as the coach of the Utah Jazz for the 2009-10 season. The Jazz said Sunday that Sloan had agreed to a one-year contract extension that will mark his 22nd season at Utah. Details of the contract were not available. Sloan is the longest-tenured coach in NBA history after taking over for former coach Frank Layden on Dec. 9, 1988. This season, Sloan became the first NBA coach to win 1,000 games with one team.
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May 31, 2013 | By Broderick Turner
As other potential candidates have gotten hired for head coaching jobs, the Clippers have continued their search for a replacement for Vinny Del Negro by having preliminary discussions with several people in the last few days. The Clippers recently have reached out to one of their top choices, Indiana associate head coach Brian Shaw, said two NBA executives who were not authorized to speak publicly on the matter. The Clippers were given permission to speak to Shaw by Indiana's front office, one executive said.
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April 20, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The Utah Jazz announced a two-year contract extension for Coach Jerry Sloan.
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March 27, 2005
"That's the way life is. Miss America gets all the good dates."- Jerry Sloan, Utah Jazz coach, on star players getting the benefit of the doubt on referees' calls.
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November 12, 2012 | By Houston Mitchell
The Mike D'Antoni era of the Lakers has begun, and who knows how it will end. Will it be similar to the Phil Jackson and Pat Riley eras? Or similar to the Del Harris and Rudy Tomjanovich eras? Other candidates included: Phil Jackson---As Steve Nash said, "It'd be a coup for the franchise. His history with this club, with Pau [Gasol ] and Kobe [Bryant ] in particular, is fantastic.  For me personally it would be a terrific experience. " Nate McMillan---The Portland Trail Blazers were in the top 10 in scoring defense four years in a row under McMillan, so the Lakers would more than likely have improved greatly on the defensive end under McMillan.
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November 9, 2012 | By Mike Bresnahan
The Lakers have fired Mike Brown as coach after the team's 1-4 start, according to a person familiar with the situation but not authorized to speak publicly about it. Brown was barely a month into his second season with the team, which struggled badly amid high expectations. [ Updated at 12:05 p.m.: "This was a difficult and painful decision to make," General Manager Mitch Kupchak said in a statement. "Mike was very hard-working and dedicated, but we felt it was in the best interest of the team to make a change at this time.
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November 9, 2012 | By Melissa Rohlin
Hours after news spread that Mike Brown was fired as Lakers coach, Bovada released odds on who will take over at the helm. Mike D'Antoni and Jerry Sloan are favored 2-1, according to the popular betting site. They are followed by Phil Jackson and Brian Shaw, whose odds are tied at 5-1. Brown was fired Friday after the Lakers skidded to a 1-4 start and were winless in eight preseason games. Here's a complete list of the team's new odds, courtesy of the site: Who will be the next full-time head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers?
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June 15, 2012 | By Mike Bresnahan
Someone with a Lakers connection might get the job as Charlotte's head coach. With former Utah legend Jerry Sloan bowing out of the picture, Brian Shaw and Quin Snyder are the finalists. It would be either one's first time as an NBA head coach, and it probably wouldn't be easy. The Bobcats went 7-59 this season and set a record for lowest winning percentage (.106) in NBA history. "They are impressive candidates," Bobcats President Rod Higgins said in an interview, adding he might take at least two more weeks to reach a decision.
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April 27, 2012 | By Ben Bolch
The back-to-back-to-backs are mercifully over, though the back-to-backs may not be. The NBA playoffs could include games on consecutive days in the conference semifinals for the first time since 1999, the last time teams had to endure the vagaries of a lockout-shortened season. That was the year the eighth-seeded New York Knicks made it all the way to the Finals before succumbing in a game of two on 12, with Allan Houston and Latrell Sprewell unable to sprout clones to help combat the considerably deeper San Antonio Spurs.
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May 11, 2011 | BILL PLASCHKE
I think two things about the Lakers' coaching search. First, I think they should hire Brian Shaw. He knows the system, he knows the culture, he has the rings, he commands the respect. Second, I think there's no way they will hire Brian Shaw. He's too predictable. He's too safe. When has Jerry Buss ever been either? The Lakers needed a fourth consecutive Finals appearance to make it impossible for the Buss family to ignore Shaw. That didn't happen. The team imploded, Shaw was a witness, the Buss family now has their excuse to do what the Buss family does.
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February 18, 2011
After watching the apathetic Lakers sleepwalk through this week's losses, it was clear to me Phil Jackson is overpaid. You could have put the "Weekend at Bernie's" corpse in his chair and gotten as much out of the team as the so-called "Zen Master" did. Does anyone in the Lakers' front office have Jerry Sloan's phone number? Sean Jones Hawthorne :: Andrew Bynum complains about lack of playing time and touches. Perhaps if Bynum didn't delay his surgery by a month to go to the World Cup he wouldn't be complaining.
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February 12, 2011
THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES Utah's Jerry Sloan , on his surprise resignation: "I entered every day thinking today's my last day. I know that sounds corny, but I'm a corny guy. " ROLE MODEL FROM ANOTHER PLANET New York's Amare Stoudemire , on inspiring kids in an "NBA Cares" ad: "They look for us to be that positive life form.... " MOST YEARS, ANYWAY Dallas owner Mark Cuban , on Cleveland owner Dan Gilbert's agony: "In 60 days, all of a sudden, your fans are talking about [whether]
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