Deron Williams does Jerry Sloan Damage Control, Likely Leaving Next Year

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How did NBA coaching legend Jerry Sloan go from re-signing to resigning in a whopping five days? Conventional wisdom says that he was forced out, and that former Illini legend Deron Williams was the ring-leader in getting Sloan run out of town.

If true, it makes Deron look like a petulant pud to say the least. This was a PR catastrophe on all levels, whether it’s accurate or not. The World Wide Leader, the evil empire, the mothership of ESPN seems to be on Williams’ side, shifting the issue to other less salient points, and the blame elsewhere.

Still, you can’t un-ring this bell, and the dominant narrative still seems very likely to me. Despite what Williams is doing today to dispell that notion.

By Paul M. Banks

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