Jerry Sloan Signs Extension With Jazz

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Sunday, January 18, 2009. (AP) -- Jerry Sloan will return as the coach of the Utah Jazz for the 2009-2010 season.

The Jazz said Sunday that Sloan agreed to a one-year contract extension that will mark his 22nd season at Utah. Details of the contract were not available.

Sloan is the longest tenured coach in NBA history after taking over for former coach Frank Layden on December 9, 1988.

Earlier this season, Sloan became the first NBA coach to win 1,000 games with one team. Since Sloan's hiring there have been 225 coaching changes in the NBA and every team has made at least two changes except for Utah.

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