Utah Jazz: The Truth Is Out, Deron Williams Compares Jerry Sloan to His Grandma

Scott LambsonContributor IIIFebruary 19, 2011

LOS ANGELES - NOVEMBER 3:  Injured guard Deron Williams #8 of the Utah Jazz jokes with a fan during the game with the Los Angeles Clippers on November 3, 2008 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. The Jazz won 89-73.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
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This story just keeps getting worse and worse for Jazz fans.

As more time passes since the resignation of Utah Jazz coach Jerry Sloan, the more truths are beginning to trickle out regarding his fractured relationship with star guard Deron Williams.

During an All-Star weekend interview, D-Will spoke out about the disconnect between himself and coach Sloan.

"I'm 26, Coach Sloan is 69. That's a big difference; different eras, different generations. There's bound to be something.

"I can't just go and have the same conversation with my grandma that I would have with my friend. It's nothing bad; it's just how it is, and I think Coach Corbin is younger and has kids our age, so I think that helps a little bit."

Williams continued to talk about Jazz new head coach Ty Corbin.

"I've been around Coach Corbin for six years. He's been an assistant under Jerry and he's got a lot of the same characteristics that coach Sloan did, because he's been here and under, you know, the same system. He's a little younger and can relate a little better to us as players."

Wow, let me translate that for you: "I can control Ty Corbin."

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I don't know how much more evidence Jazz fans need to realize that it was D-Will who pushed Jerry Sloan out the door.

I'm also disappointed in GM Kevin O'Connor who pinned all of this on Jerry Sloan, saying that all was well between D-Will and Sloan, and that Sloan just got tired all of a sudden and decided to move on.


This whole thing has been created by D-Will with the support of O'Connor.

I'm so disappointed in the Jazz organization right now. Why wasn't D-Will honest about this the day after Jerry resigned?

All I heard form D-Will then was how great he thought Jerry was, and how disappointed he was that he was resigning.

Now what I'm hearing from Deron is that talking to Coach Sloan was like talking to his Grandma?

Are you kidding me?

But talking to Ty Corbin is like talking to your friend?

So I guess D-Will didn't consider Jerry Sloan a friend?

And what in the hell could Deron not open up to Sloan about? This isn't Cub Scouts. It's professional basketball.

Utah Jazz owner Greg Miller needs to get control of his franchise, because as I pointed out in this article, the ship is sinking.

Miller can start by firing O'Connor, and then figuring out the best way to get the most trade value out of current head coach Deron Williams.

Yes, I did mean to say that, because D-Will is coaching this team.

This is a sad day for Jazz fans, truly sad.

And for the record, Coach Williams is 0-3.

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