- Chad Ford, Senior Writer, NBA Insider
The news that Jerry Sloan was resigning as coach of the Utah Jazz after 23 years of service came as a shock to most of the league on Thursday.
"It's a blow to Utah. It's a blow to the NBA," one longtime GM told ESPN.com. "In so many ways, Jerry Sloan was the Utah Jazz. Without him, the team will struggle to find a new identity."
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