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Jazz bring Jerry Sloan back as consultant

Published on NewsOK Modified: June 19, 2013 at 7:02 pm •  Published: June 19, 2013
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Sloan said he benefited early in his coaching career by having Frank Layden as a sounding board, and hopes to fill that same role for Corbin.

"I don't have all the answers, but when I was a young coach, I needed a lot of guidance," Sloan said. "Ty has asked me to come and help him along those lines. I'm not sure I can, but I'm willing to try."

Sloan coached the Jazz for 23 full seasons — leading the team to the playoffs 19 times and to the NBA Finals twice.

He resigned in February 2011 in the middle of a season in which he clashed with star point guard Deron Williams.

He said at the time that he didn't have the energy to coach any more, and that the losses were getting tougher and tougher to handle.