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Utah Jazz notes: No championship regrets for Jerry Sloan
Jazz notes » Coach not wishing he’d done something differently.
First Published Feb 01 2014 08:50 pm • Last Updated Feb 02 2014 12:16 am

Los Angeles • The second-guessing could drive a man crazy.

That’s why Jerry Sloan tries to avoid it.

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Asked Friday night if he had any regrets looking back on his coaching career and the Hall of Famer quipped, "I’d have called a different play when we played Chicago [in the NBA Finals] coming down the stretch."

Sloan is without question of the game’s all-time greatest coaches and, after coming up short against the Bulls twice, he may be the greatest to have never won a championship.

But Sloan said that he doesn’t play what-if with that either.

"I don’t play that game," he said. "Our guys put everything they had into it. Chicago beat us the first time. The hardest thing after that happens, after being beaten, is to come back and try it again.

"These guys laid their butts on the line to try to make it work a second time, but we lost to a great team, a great player.

"Nothing to feel bad about. That’s the way basketball is. That’s kind of the way life is sometimes."

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With his hometown Indianapolis Colts already eliminated, Gordon Hayward doesn’t have much of a dog in Sunday’s Super Bowl fight.

But he likes his favorite team’s former quarterback to get the job done.

"I’m going to go with Petyon [Manning] because he played for the Colts," Hayward said. "And I don’t want Marv to be wearing all his Seattle stuff all already the locker room."

"Man, that’s a lot of hate coming from Gordon right there," forward Marvin Williams, a Seattle-area native, said with a smile when told of Hayward’s remarks. "I can’t lose, I feel like. Peyton Manning, Ray Lewis were my favorite football players growing up, and Seattle was obviously my favorite team."

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After falling hard on his back in the first half of Friday night’s game against Golden State, Jeremy Evans did not travel to Southern California, staying behind in Utah to have additional X-rays taken.

The good news for Evans and the Jazz: Those X-rays came back negative, team officials said. The fourth-year forward suffered only a bruised tailbone and a bruised right elbow.

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