What a difference 12 days can make!
Less than two weeks ago, the longest tenured coach in the world of professional sports —Jerry Sloan—resigned immediately from the Utah Jazz. Some say he was becoming burned out. Others say that his old-school philosophy was not going over with today's NBA players.
But we all know the real reason why Sloan resigned or was forced out, and he was just sent to the New Jersey Nets.
Deron Williams is now gone, so the Jazz should do the right thing and bring back Sloan to finish out the season and send him out in a way he deserves.
I know that not every coach or player goes out the way they would like. It is always great when a player or coach announces at or toward the beginning of a season that this one will be their last. It gives the fans and other teams around the league the chance to send them off the right way.
Just because it doesn't always take place that way doesn't mean that it shouldn't when it is an option.
The Jazz have just 25 games remaining during the regular season. Although they just lost their best player, the team is currently holding on to the eighth and final playoff spot. They are not going to make a run in the NBA playoffs, that is if they even reach that point.
But that does not mean that they can not end the season the right way. Let Sloan come back to finish what he started. The team just brought in some solid, young talent for him to work with for a couple of more months. I could think of worse scenarios.
Sloan "officially" resigned as coach of the Jazz. But we all know that there was a lot more to it, and he was just sent to New Jersey.