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Jerry Sloan out as Utah Jazz coach, reports say

February 10, 2011 | 12:45 pm

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Jerry Sloan, who has coached the Utah Jazz since 1988, will resign Thursday afternoon, according to the Salt Lake Tribune and other media reports

Sloan, 68, had a long meeting with Jazz general manager Kevin O'Connor after Wednesday's 91-86 loss in Salt Lake City to the Chicago Bulls. The team has called a news conference this afternoon for a "significant announcement."

The Tribune said assistant coach Tyrone Corbin will be named coach.

Sloan, who also coached the Bulls, has a 1,221-803 career record.

The Jazz, with a 31-23 record, have slipped to sixth place in the Western Conference standings.

-- Barry Stavro

 Photo: Jerry Sloan. Credit: Colin E Braley / Associated Press.

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