Fri, February 11, 2011
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Utah Jazz coach Jerry Sloan resigns

2011-02-11 07:04:17 GMT2011-02-11 15:04:17(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Former Utah Jazz head coach Jerry Sloan answers questions from the media after announcing his resignation from the Jazz in Salt Lake City, Utah, February 10, 2011. Longtime Jazz coach Sloan said Thursday a drop-off in energy was behind his sudden decision to resign after 23 years with the NBA team. (Reuters Photo)

This file photo shows former head coach of NBA team Utah Jazz and 2009 inductee Jerry Sloan (R) hugs his presenter, Hall of Fame player Charles Barkley, during the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2009 Enshrinement Ceremony in Springfield, Massachusetts September 11, 2009. (Xinhua/Reuters File Photo)

This file photo shows Utah Jazz head coach Jerry Sloan yells at the officials during the second half of their NBA basketball game in San Antonio, Texas, December 28, 2006. (Reuters File Photo)

This file photo shows former Utah Jazz Head Coach Jerry Sloan (L) has a word with official Derek Richardson during the first half of NBA action against the Los Angeles Lakers in Salt Lake City November 24, 2006. (Reuters File Photo)

This file photo shows Utah Jazz head coach Jerry Sloan gestures from the sidelines while his team plays Golden State Warriors during game 5 of their second round Western Conference NBA playoff basketball series in Salt Lake City, Utah May 15, 2007. (Reuters File Photo)

Longtime Jazz coach Sloan said Thursday a drop-off in energy was behind his sudden decision to resign after 23 years with the NBA team.

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