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Congratulations, Jerry Sloan

February 1, 2014
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Messages from David Stern, Gregg Popovich, Doug Collins, Lenny Wilkens, Shaquille O’Neal, Doc Rivers, Rick Adelman, Hot Rod Hundley, Kenny Smith, Greg Ostertag, Jeff Hornacek, Mark Eaton, Charles Barkley, Pat Riley, Jazz peeps, and Jerry’s wife and daughters:

 

This image was posted by Carlos Boozer and then re-posted by Ronnie Brewer and John Lucas III.

Carlos Boozer @mrcbooz
Wanna Give A Huge Congratulations To One Of The Greatest Coaches Ever.. Jerry Sloan.. As The Hold A Retirement Celebration For Him Back In Utah… I Had The Honor Of Playing For Him, Was Six Of The Best Years Of My Career!! Great Player… Great Coach.. But An Even Greater Man!!! #halloffamecoach #blessed #greatmemories #holdat

Ronnie Brewer @ronniebrewerjr11
S/O to Jerry Sloan getting honored tonight in Utah. Great player great coach. Taught me the true meaning of hardwork hustle defense and toughness.

John Crotty @johnkcrotty
In Utah celebrating tribute to #Coach Jerry Sloan. Tough, fair, honest and competitive as hell. #Congrats Coach, it was always good to b in the foxhole with u.

Mehmet Olur @mehmetokur13
I can’t thank you enough for all u did for me in 7 years with the jazz..Well deserved,best coach ever,Wish u nothing but the best my friend…

Memo also posted this pic with the caption “Best coach ever”

CJ Miles @masfresco
Congrats to Coach Sloan I had the chance to play for one of the greatest coaches to ever coach this game .. He taught me so much on and off the floor and deserves everything bit of recognition..

Jarron Collins @jarronctwin
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Andrei Kirilenko
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Trey Burke
Obviously, you know, he’s one of the greatest coaches that there is, and I have a really high amount of respect for him…I’ve had a lot of, actually, a lot of conversations with him. And really down-to-earth coach, and you know, it’s great to have a guy like him still around the franchise.

Gordon Hayward
It’s pretty cool that I was able to play for him…I learned a lot about basketball and a lot about just life in general. And you know, it’s pretty cool that he’s still here and involved with the team and I think he helps the coaches out. And pretty cool that he’s, we’re gonna be honoring him tonight and we can all be part of it.

Matt Harpring
He’s about hard work. He’s a blue-collar guy. He did it the right way. He’s a man of integrity. And it’s hard to find all of that into on person and be an NBA coach. And he was that, and he’s that for so many people. I just go through all the different 20 years of teams and how many faces and people that he has interacted with and lives that he has changed, and for the better. And it’s hard not to get emotional.

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