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Jerry Sloan to miss next two Jazz games

Nov 18, 2010, 2:09 PM EDT

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The comeback king Utah Jazz will have to do it without coach Jerry Sloan on the sidelines the next couple games.

He will miss the Jazz’s next two games to attend the funeral of a family member, the Jazz announced today. Those are games Friday night in Salt Lake City against San Antonio, followed by Saturday night in Portland. He is expected back for next Monday’s game against the Kings.

Sloan is in his 23rd season as the head coach of the Jazz, by far the longest tenured of any NBA coach.

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