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Malone: ‘Dream’ for Sloan

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Soon-to-be Naismith inductee was center of Jazz success
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Jerry Sloan, head coach of the Utah Jazz, coached former Louisiana Tech University star Karl Malone during 16 of his 19 years in the National Basketball Association.

Envision an assembly line of the perfect basketball player and waiting at the other end for a completed model is Jerry Sloan.

When Karl Malone was ticketed for the Utah Jazz in 1985, the organization’s longtime and highly successful head coach had found his man.

Sloan, and the entire franchise for that matter, couldn’t have found a more impact-producing warrior than the north Louisiana native who will be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass., on Friday night.

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