Report: Confrontation With Williams Led To Sloan's Departure
Jerry Sloan resigned as head coach of the Jazz after several clashes with Deron Williams.
Sloan and Williams clashed at halftime of Wednesday's loss to the Bulls. At least two members of the Jazz feared Sloan and Williams would physically fight, but the confrontation ended before reaching that point.
Sloan’s relationship with Williams had grown progressively worse over the course of the season, league sources said.
“He decided right there in halftime that he was done,” a league source told Yahoo! Sports. “He felt like ownership was listening more to Williams than they were to him anymore. He was done.”
One source said Sloan had become tired of Williams “blaming everything on everyone else.”
Assistant coach Ty Corbin has been named acting head coach, and league sources expect the team will move to secure him as Sloan’s long-term replacement in the near future.