This Day In Jazz History: Jerry Sloan Records 1000th Win As Head Coach
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – On December 11, 2006, Utah Jazz head coach Jerry Sloan recorded his 1000th career victory as an NBA head coach.
The Jazz defeated the Dallas Mavericks 101-79 in Sloan’s milestone win. He was the fifth coach to reach the mark. He was third in all-time wins when he left coaching.
With the win, Utah moved to 16-5 on the season. The Jazz were led by Carlos Boozer who posted 31 points and 11 rebounds.
Jazz guard Deron Williams recorded 18 points and 7 assists. Andrei Kirilenko had 10 points, 2 boards, and 6 assists. Forward Matt Harpring led the bench with 15 points.
📼Digging into the archives on a Wednesday night to reminisce over Jerry Sloan's 1,000th career win 13 years ago (12/11/06). He was the 5th #NBA coach to reach that mark. He's still 4th all-time in wins. #TakeNote @UtahJazz @KSLSports pic.twitter.com/AUfQdjKq2z
— Sam Farnsworth (@SFarnsworthKSL) December 12, 2019
Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki had 26 points and 10 rebounds in the loss.
Members of the Jazz that played against Dallas included:
- Carlos Boozer
- Andrei Kirilenko
- Deron Williams
- Mehmet Okur
- Derek Fisher
- Matt Harpring
- Jarron Collins
- Paul Millsap
- Dee Brown
- Ronnie Brewer
- C.J. Miles
The Jazz raise a banner honoring Jerry Sloan's time with the franchise: pic.twitter.com/7Jb2KMWAIU
— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) February 1, 2014
Utah’s win over the Mavs was one of Sloan’s 1223 victories as a coach for the Jazz.
As an NBA head coach, Sloan compiled 1221 total wins. He is No. 2 all-time for the most wins with one franchise.
San Antonio head coach Greg Popovich passed Sloan for the most wins with a single franchise in February 2017.
Jerry Sloan is the only coach with more wins with 1 team than Gregg Popovich pic.twitter.com/3kJzfzTZnS
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) February 8, 2015
Coach Sloan played in the NBA from 1965-1976. All but one of those seasons were spent with the Chicago Bulls.
After his playing career, Sloan coached for the Bulls from 1977-1982.
In 1985, Coach Sloan joined the Utah Jazz as an assistant coach. He took over for Frank Layden as head coach during the 1988-89 season.
The entire Sloan vs Rodman sequence is cuckoo bananas and will make the most die-hard of of Jerry Sloan fans love him even more. pic.twitter.com/KCBvzmqY1O
— Matthew L Glade (@matthewLksl) January 15, 2019
He was the head coach of the Jazz until midway through the 2010-11 season.
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