Make it two. This team should’ve been in the finals that year. But what they did was amazing cause they had to win out the last few games to get in and one of those was against Dallas and a lot of shit was being talked. Plus the mind games DonNelson was playing that series
Sloan’s 1,221 NBA coaching wins have only Lenny Wilkens, DonNelson and Gregg Popovich ahead of him.
And Sloan’s 23 seasons with the Jazz are the second-longest string that one coach has with one team in NBA history; Popovich is in his 24th season with the San Antonio Spurs.
Most coaching wins with a franchise:
Gregg Popovich (SAS): 1272
Jerry Sloan (UTA): 1127
Red Auerbach (BOS): 793
Red Holzman (NYK): 613
Phil Jackson (LAL): 610
John MacLeod (PHO): 579
Erik Spoelstra (MIA): 564
Al Attles (GSW): 557
Phil Jackson (CHI): 545
DonNelson (MIL): 540
They did beat a 67 win #1 seed Mavs team as a #8 seed, DonNelson was ex Mavs coach, pretty much started the small ball style, a lot of interesting story lines w/ a lot of different players on that team. pic.twitter.com/tcyoKrgt1e
I love Dirk.
I think he is underrated, but he wasn’t a good enough all around player to be the best.
A lot of years the Mavs were more talented than the spurs
He had DonNelson and Rick Carlisle as coaches (two of the best) - only has one ring.
Tim Duncan wins hands down.
Classic Johnny Nelson quotes:
“Brook can KO Golovkin early”
“I can’t pick between Mayweather and McGregor”
“Sprott win cause AJ problems”
“Crolla will stop Linares, he’s finished”
“Fury won’t be able to outbox Klitschko”
Come on mate
Jerry Sloan coached 23 years with the Utah Jazz. He had one losing season. One. His 1,221 wins are fourth-most in league history. Only Lenny Wilkens, DonNelson and Gregg Popovich have more. #RIPJerrySloan
On this date in 1992, DonNelson was named the recipient of the Red Auerbach Trophy as the 1991-92 NBA Coach of the Year, becoming the first coach in league history to win the award three times. pic.twitter.com/QA7VSTvKVp
Other notable events on May 21:
- In 1991, @chicagobulls defeat the @DetroitPistons in Gm. 2 - setting the #NBAPlayoffs record for home win streak at 15.
- In 1992, DonNelson becomes the first coach ever to win Coach of the Year thrice (Bucks - 1983,85; GSW - 1992).