LeBron James was three years old when Jerry Sloan took over for Frank Layden as the Jazz's head coach. In response to Sloan's retirement today, James tweeted:
Man its gonna be crazy and weird seeing anyone besides Jerry Sloan walking the sidelines for the Utah Jazz! Jerry Sloan is the Utah Jazz. Wow
In that same spirit, Dwyane Wade tweeted:
We all shld congratulate a Man that cn leave his profession when he's ready & not b forced out. Coach Sloan was ready 2 enjoy his life after basketball.
Over their respective careers, James is 11-5 and Wade 11-3 against Utah -- and each has lost two out of his last three games against Sloan, including the November overtime thriller.