19 Jan 2009

Sloan to return for 22nd NBA season

4:14 pm on 19 January 2009

The Utah Jazz coach Jerry Sloan has agreed to return for a 22nd season.

The 66-year-old Sloan has been Utah's head coach since assuming the reigns in 1988, making him the longest-tenured active coach with one team in major professional sport.

His 1,113-734 record makes him the first NBA coach to win 1,000 games with one team.

Sloan says he's looking forward to watching the team grow and mature.

Sloan's teams have produced two conference championships, seven division titles, 16 consecutive winning seasons, 12 seasons with 50-plus wins and 18 playoff appearances.

He is seeking his third consecutive Northwest Division title this season.