Jerry Sloan isn't just a coach, he's an institution.
As the longest tenured coach in any of the major professional North American sports, Sloan guided multiple generations of Jazz players and he has become as synonymous with his franchise as any one person is with any franchise.
But alas, we won't have him to kick around anymore. He steps aside as the third-winningest coach in NBA history, a .603 career winning percentage, seven division titles and two NBA Finals appearances.
But no Finals victories. That greedy Michael Jordan, taking all the championships for himself. At least Sloan can take comfort in knowing that he wasn't the only person to be denied by MJ.
Here's a look at 25 of Michael's most prominent victims.