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"I left on my own volition," the statement read. "It is not true that the Millers undermined my authority as head coach. I had their complete backing to run the team as I wished and was assured that no player could ever overrule my decisions.
"The Millers encouraged me to stay with the team and gave me multiple opportunities to do so. They felt strongly that I should wait at least until the end of the season to resign and did everything they could to keep me coaching."
When contacted by The Tribune, Sloan declined further comment.
The Tribune’s Brian T. Smith, Danyelle White, Eric Walden and Michael Anastasi contributed to this story.
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