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Jazz CEO wanted Jerry Sloan to stay

Updated: June 25, 2013, 9:11 PM ET
Associated Press

SALT LAKE CITY -- Utah Jazz CEO Greg Miller said Tuesday that he pleaded with Jerry Sloan not to quit mid-season two years ago after a clash with star guard Deron Williams, but that the longtime head coach couldn't be talked out of it.

During a round table with reporters Tuesday, Miller for the first time recounted what happened behind closed doors during the final game of Sloan's 23-year run as Jazz coach on Feb. 9, 2011.

Miller said it started when Sloan and Williams got into an ...

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