Jerry Sloan and Deron Williams got into a heated exchange during halftime of a Utah Jazz game in February of 2011, and CEO Greg Miller believes Sloan might have remained the coach had Williams stopped popping off.
Sloan reprimanded Williams for freelancing, leading to a contentious moment that Williams continued.
"If (Williams) would've left it right there, Jerry might have never left," Miller said.
Al Jefferson attempted to cool off Williams.
"Jerry said at that point, 'I don’t have anything else,'" Miller said.
Sloan resigned the next day and Williams was traded later that month to the Brooklyn Nets.