OT: Jerry Sloan steps down
Sorry, the first result on Google credits Dean Martin. It can't be wrong.
Frank Sinatra said, "I feel sorry for people who don't drink. When they wake up in the morning, that's as good as they're going to feel all day." Text 4 more!
Who cares what the Russians think?
I don't claim to know a whole lot about much but I know a lot about this, haha. Frank gets most of the credit for it, because he said it the most, because his career went on so much longer. There have been so many inaccuracies about the group over the years. Those kinda things happen with a group so iconic as the original Rat Pack. Joey Bishop said it however, read "the way you wear your hat" it's a fantastic biography about Sinatra. In it the quote is attributed to Joey Bishop, a long with other things Frank gets credit for.
By the way, I take issue with the comment the guy made earlier, about Frank being far cooler than Dean. Dean was so naturally gifted at being the center of attention. He was by far the funniest of the group, he often wrote most of the jokes that Frank would say on stage. He would go into these long monologues about drinking sometimes, that people would find hilarious today. Haha, I'll stop wasting peoples time now, I'm sure no one cares.
I cared. I was riveted to this swivel chair as I read your comment.
Seriously though, I might pick up that Sinatra book.
Actually i have the "live at the sands casino" and Frank says it but he is qouting Deano when he says it so youre both right. BTW they all said that line at sometime in their careers.
Their best chance was against the Bulls - but they ran into an inspired MJ.
I feel for Stockton + Malone too - great characters.
While a great player, Malone was a cheap shop artist.
Stockton was widely regarded as one of the dirtiest players in the NBA by the guys who played against him. Don't see how you can differentiate between the two (though perhaps Malone's face-smashing elbows drew more attention/blood).
Here's hoping Coach Hoke has half the career that Jerry Sloan gave the Utah Jazz.
Plus maybe a championship or two.
But, Bo never one a NC and no one would question his career. I concur though, I hope he wins a few more championships than Coach Sloan.
Only one or two? THIS IS MICHIGAN.
I'm pretty sure THIS IS MICHIGAN just became my new phrase for any situation in which people make observations about reasonable expectations that I don't agree with.
It also works really well when criticizing coaches about topics ranging from recruiting to The Game. It's an MGoBlog favorite, and will never get you negged.
People around here realize that it's a well thought out argument.
"Hats off to Jerry Sloan, for 23 of the classiest years any coach in professional sports had had. Probably the greatest professional coach never to win a championship. Here's hoping Coach Hoke has half the career that Jerry Sloan gave the Utah Jazz.' - KrisGoBlue
Eleven and a half years?
He was with the orginization for 23 years.
On retirement and all future endeavors. Great person, with great class. On the other hand I know you will not miss Deron Williams and his lousy attitude.
It would be easy, especially if you're an old-school type with an authoritarian personality, to assume that this all the fault of Williams, who would be described variously as a punk (by MLive fans) or a thug. (Not necessarily you, CC ...)
Are we sure that Sloan isn't also partly at fault here? Success aside, he isn't well-known for having an accomodating, flexible personality. Maybe he just didn't mesh with "DWill."
There's usually more than one way to do it. I think Chuck Daly did just fine standing in the shadows part of the time. Phil Jackson, too, much as I hate to say it ...
To give coach Sloan his respect.
Interesting to see what happens to the Jazz now. It's always tough to transition from an icon.
Sloan was a classy guy and he kept the Jazz competitive.
Nice signature. Chaos is my erotic dancehall queen.
Stepped down because of ONE player...what a shame players are these days.
You got a very valid point. Coach Sloan is old school and at his age and longevity with the Jazz , he said enough is enough. Both attitudes clashed for sure, coach felt it was time to leave. Not trying to bash D. WIlliams here either.
I am not a Dr. But he looked very tired and not at all well at his press conference. He seemed relieved to be done coaching. I am not saying its a health issue, but coaching for 23 years can't' be easy in any sport.
Bo only did it for 20 and had some serious heart issues.
That's probably not his nickname but he kinda looks like an Ol' Hickory. Anyway congrats to Jerry Sloan
Sinatra and Martin, legendary bodies of work. Would Llyod Carr deem them full of "great pride", "exceptional and tremendous" I think so.