Will Jerry Sloan ever win coach of the year?

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This dude is to the NBA COTY Award what Martin Scorcese was to the Oscars.

How is it possible that a dude with this kind of coaching record has never won COTY?

[table][tr][td]2008-09[/td] [td]Utah Jazz[/td] [td]48[/td] [td]34[/td] [td].585[/td] [td]3rd[/td] [td]Northwest Division[/td] [td]1[/td] [td]4[/td] [td]..200[/td] [td]Lost West Conf 1st Rd[/td] [/tr][tr][td]2007-08[/td] [td]Utah Jazz[/td] [td]54[/td] [td]28[/td] [td].659[/td] [td]1st[/td] [td]Northwest Division[/td] [td]6[/td] [td]6[/td] [td].500[/td] [td]Lost West Conf Semis[/td] [/tr][tr][td]2006-07[/td] [td]Utah Jazz[/td] [td]51[/td] [td]31[/td] [td].622[/td] [td]1st[/td] [td]Northwest Division[/td] [td]9[/td] [td]8[/td] [td].529[/td] [td]Lost West Conf Finals[/td] [/tr][tr][td]2005-06[/td] [td]Utah Jazz[/td] [td]41[/td] [td]41[/td] [td].500[/td] [td]2nd[/td] [td]Northwest Division[/td] [td]-[/td] [td]-[/td] [td]-[/td] [td]DNQ[/td] [/tr][tr][td]2004-05 [/td] [td]Utah Jazz[/td] [td]26 [/td] [td]56 [/td] [td].317 [/td] [td]5th [/td] [td]Northwest Division [/td] [td]-[/td] [td]-[/td] [td]-[/td] [td]DNQ[/td] [/tr][tr][td]2003-04 [/td] [td]Utah Jazz[/td] [td]42 [/td] [td]40 [/td] [td].512 [/td] [td]7th [/td] [td]Midwest Division [/td] [td]-[/td] [td]-[/td] [td]-[/td] [td]DNQ[/td] [/tr][tr][td]2002-03 [/td] [td]Utah Jazz[/td] [td]47 [/td] [td]35 [/td] [td].573 [/td] [td]4th [/td] [td]Midwest Division [/td] [td]1 [/td] [td]4 [/td] [td].200 [/td] [td]Lost West Conf 1st Rd [/td] [/tr][tr][td]2001-02 [/td] [td]Utah Jazz[/td] [td]44 [/td] [td]38 [/td] [td].537 [/td] [td]4th [/td] [td]Midwest Division [/td] [td]1 [/td] [td]3 [/td] [td].250 [/td] [td]Lost West Conf 1st Rd [/td] [/tr][tr][td]2000-01 [/td] [td]Utah Jazz[/td] [td]53 [/td] [td]29 [/td] [td].646 [/td] [td]2nd [/td] [td]Midwest Division [/td] [td]2 [/td] [td]3 [/td] [td].400 [/td] [td]Lost West Conf 1st Rd [/td] [/tr][tr][td]1999-00 [/td] [td]Utah Jazz[/td] [td]55 [/td] [td]27 [/td] [td].671 [/td] [td]1st [/td] [td]Midwest Division [/td] [td]4 [/td] [td]6 [/td] [td].400 [/td] [td]Lost West Conf Semis [/td] [/tr][tr][td]1999 *[/td] [td]Utah Jazz[/td] [td]37 [/td] [td]13 [/td] [td].740 [/td] [td]1st [/td] [td]Midwest Division [/td] [td]5 [/td] [td]6 [/td] [td].455 [/td] [td]Lost West Conf Semis [/td] [/tr][tr][td]1997-98 [/td] [td]Utah Jazz[/td] [td]62 [/td] [td]20 [/td] [td].756 [/td] [td]1st [/td] [td]Midwest Division [/td] [td]13 [/td] [td]7 [/td] [td].650 [/td] [td]Lost NBA Finals[/td] [/tr][tr][td]1996-97 [/td] [td]Utah Jazz[/td] [td]64 [/td] [td]18 [/td] [td].780 [/td] [td]1st [/td] [td]Midwest Division [/td] [td]13 [/td] [td]7 [/td] [td].650 [/td] [td]Lost NBA Finals[/td] [/tr][tr][td]1995-96 [/td] [td]Utah Jazz[/td] [td]55 [/td] [td]27 [/td] [td].671 [/td] [td]2nd [/td] [td]Midwest Division [/td] [td]10 [/td] [td]8 [/td] [td].556 [/td] [td]Lost West Conf Finals [/td] [/tr][tr][td]1994-95 [/td] [td]Utah Jazz[/td] [td]60 [/td] [td]22 [/td] [td].732 [/td] [td]2nd [/td] [td]Midwest Division [/td] [td]2 [/td] [td]3 [/td] [td].400 [/td] [td]Lost West Conf 1st Rd [/td] [/tr][tr][td]1993-94 [/td] [td]Utah Jazz[/td] [td]53 [/td] [td]29 [/td] [td].646 [/td] [td]3rd [/td] [td]Midwest Division [/td] [td]8 [/td] [td]8 [/td] [td].500 [/td] [td]Lost West Conf Finals [/td] [/tr][tr][td]1992-93 [/td] [td]Utah Jazz[/td] [td]47 [/td] [td]35 [/td] [td].573 [/td] [td]3rd [/td] [td]Midwest Division [/td] [td]2 [/td] [td]3 [/td] [td].400 [/td] [td]Lost West Conf 1st Rd [/td] [/tr][tr][td]1991-92 [/td] [td]Utah Jazz[/td] [td]55 [/td] [td]27 [/td] [td].671 [/td] [td]1st [/td] [td]Midwest Division [/td] [td]9 [/td] [td]7 [/td] [td].563 [/td] [td]Lost West Conf Finals [/td] [/tr][tr][td]1990-91 [/td] [td]Utah Jazz[/td] [td]54 [/td] [td]28 [/td] [td].659 [/td] [td]2nd [/td] [td]Midwest Division [/td] [td]4 [/td] [td]5 [/td] [td].444 [/td] [td]Lost West Conf Semis [/td] [/tr][tr][td]1989-90 [/td] [td]Utah Jazz[/td] [td]55 [/td] [td]27 [/td] [td].671 [/td] [td]2nd [/td] [td]Midwest Division [/td] [td]2 [/td] [td]3 [/td] [td].400 [/td] [td]Lost West Conf 1st Rd[/td][/tr][/table]
Just 3 poor/mediocre seasons (01/02, 03/04, 05/06).

No one expected the Jazz to do anything this season and yet all Sloan has done is coach them to possibly a 2nd place finish in the West.
 
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I don't think it's that crazy that he hasn't won it. First of all, the award is coach of the YEAR, not of the decade or of a career. Second, and more importantly, the coach of the year award often goes to a coach that defied expectations and won a lot of games with a mediocre lineup, or a lineup that had chemistry problems in the past (think OKC's coach this year or Dunleavy when he won it with the Blazers). Sloan coached two HOFers for most of his career, and recently has had two certified studs in DWill and Boozer. In the gap between Malone-Stockton and Williams-Boozer, his records were mediocre. Maybe his 41-41 season with that horrible squad was impressive, but you're not gonna win COTY without cracking .500.
 
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Originally Posted by Its That Dude

Phil coached the uncoachable.
Phil Jackson won already and i am pretty sure he doesn't care anymore when its pretty obvious he is going down as the GOAT
 
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I honestly believe that as good of a coach he is, he's the one holding the Jazz back from winning it all.

As for why he hasn't won coach of the year, I dunno.
 
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Originally Posted by chris boshs neck

coach of the year's usually get fired a couple years after.... just look it up

get outta this thread and tell us whats good with weekend girl...
 
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I don't think it's that crazy that he hasn't won it. First of all, the award is coach of the YEAR, not of the decade or of a career. Second, and more importantly, the coach of the year award often goes to a coach that defied expectations and won a lot of games with a mediocre lineup, or a lineup that had chemistry problems in the past (think OKC's coach this year or Dunleavy when he won it with the Blazers). Sloan coached two HOFers for most of his career, and recently has had two certified studs in DWill and Boozer. In the gap between Malone-Stockton and Williams-Boozer, his records were mediocre. Maybe his 41-41 season with that horrible squad was impressive, but you're not gonna win COTY without cracking .500.

Agreed. We know how voters tend to vote. I mean, Phil Jackson only has one. Greg Popovich only has one.

Sloan has been
Dude is on his 22nd season at Utah
He has one total losing season


No chips though.
 
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Originally Posted by Cedric Ceballos 1995 Lakers

if mike brown, don chaney, byron scott, sam mitchell, avery johnson, and mike dumbleavy can win it and sloan never wins it thats a damn joke
this.

  
 
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