Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Knowing who the boss is

Congrats to Jerry Sloan on his 1000th career victory. It's a tremendous accomplishment. After all, only four other coaches in the history of the NBA have won more games than Coach Sloan.

Perhaps most incredible is that all of Coach Sloan's wins have come as head coach of the Utah Jazz.

According to Jazz guard Brevin Knight, "A lot of it has to do with the organization and how much they value continuity."

Said Coach Sloan:

"I've been blessed to be able to work for an owner that [believes] players are expendable and the coach is going to be here. As long as the players know that, they can run to their agent all they want and tell him, 'We don't like the guy,' which happens a lot in this league."

As Jazz guard Kyle Korver puts it: "Here, we all know who the boss is."