Sloan departure shows stars hold sway

Originally Published: February 10, 2011
By J.A. Adande | ESPN.com

Jerry Sloan looked broken during his initial comments at the news conference announcing his resignation Thursday.

"This is a little bit tougher than I thought it would be," Sloan said.

I've seen Sloan under plenty of other trying circumstances, from losing streaks to heartbreaking NBA Finals defeats, but the only other time I've seen him broken was when his first wife was fighting cancer in 2004.

That's how hard it is to break Jerry Sloan. That's how monumental Thursday's news ...

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