SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -The Jazz have reached an agreement with Jerry Sloan on a one-year contract extension that will keep the coach on Utah's sideline through the end of next season.
Sloan, who took over the Jazz in 1988, is the franchise's winningest coach and needs just 46 victories to become the first coach in NBA history to win 1,000 games with the same franchise.
``Jerry has led the Jazz franchise for the past 20 years and I wouldn't want it any other way,'' Utah owner Larry Miller said in a release Monday. ``He teaches the game the way it ought to be played.''
Utah has reached the NBA finals twice and won six division titles during Sloan's tenure.
The 65-year-old Sloan is fourth on the NBA's career wins list.
The Jazz beat the Miami Heat 110-101 Monday night.
Advertisement

Top NBA Public Bets

Advertisement

NBA Top Stories

Thumbnail Nuggets vs. Lakers Prediction Are the Lakers a safe bet to beat and cover against the Nuggets tonight when they host Denver at 10:30PM ET?
Thumbnail Timberwolves vs. Spurs Prediction Will the Spurs blowout the Timberwolves as a heavy home favorite tonight at 8:30PM ET?
Thumbnail Mavericks vs. Bulls Pick Will the Dallas Mavericks or Chicago Bulls manage a third straight win when the two meet up tonight at 8PM ET?
Thumbnail Raptors vs. Nets Prediction The Nets are double-digit home underdogs tonight against the Raptors at 7:30PM ET. Is Brooklyn worth a play for bettors?
Thumbnail Rockets vs. Heat Prediction The Rockets are laying a decent amount of points tonight to the Heat at 7:30PM ET. Will Houston cover?
Advertisement

NBA Team Pages