Hall of fame coach? lol... what Sloan won in his life? hm.... Olympic gold as assistant? That's the role he was best suited for, not for the head coaching.
Blatt on the other hand is one of most successful coach in international basketball, won everywhere he coached on club level in different leagues, with national teams and without having any player close to Stockton and Malone caliber.
Being ignorant does not make you right!
And clearly those accolades you speak if weren't warranted if the dude couldn't even very a team to the playoffs.
You ask what all star, defensive first team player wouldn't complain about a reduced role? The easy answer is, show me one that couldn't lead his team to the playoffs, and I bet he likely had his role reduced the next year. Did he complain? And did his team improve?
Whatever you think of Sloan (and I wasn't a big fan of his either) the guy absolutely was a hall of famer. He had great success in the NBA, coaching at the highest level. His teams made the playoffs almost every year, and he consistently made scrubs look like good players. Blatt should not have his name mentioned in the same sentence as Sloan. His success in Europe is nothing compared to what Sloan accomplished. In 97 everyone had written the Jazz off. They were supposedly too old, and didn't have enough talent. They ended up with the second best record in the NBA and lost to Michael Jordan in the Finals. When Blatt comes to the NBA and does this, then you might be able to say his name in the same sentence as Sloan. When he comes to the NBA and does it consistently for 20+ years, then you can start to compare him to Sloan. Until then, he's a nobody.
You think NBA is all that matters and rest of world can't play or coach basketball? As I said you are ignorant. Blatt won everywhere he coached in numerous finals including Euroleague and Eurobasket. Sloan won nothing.
LOSING record in playoffs=failure. That's what hurts Sloan - he got lucky to have best PG and PF duo in basketball history to keep his job for that long but yet he failed to win having them.
So you can't find me an example, thanks. AK lead his scrub team in 2003-2004 to 41 win when they were predicted to win 9 games. He lead his Russia team to gold medal in 2007 Eurobasket when nobody was even predicting they will win any medals.
And yes, AK missed some games. Not half the season every year as you tried to blow out of proportion in previous post.
Now, your turn. Show me one that complained besides AK.
I guess we should really wait until Sloan is hired again by some scrub team and does his magic there to really judge him. I am really disappointed he did not get Charlotte job, would be perfect situation to test his "greatness".
Again, your turn. Show me an example of one who complained, besides AK.