Utah Jazz head coach Jerry Sloan is one win shy of 1,000 victories as head coach of the Jazz.  With the win, Sloan will be the first head coach in NBA history to achieve 1,000 wins with one team.  The Jazz head coach currently holds an overall record of 1093-717 and a 999-596 record with the Jazz.

Currently in his 21st season as head coach, Sloan is 204 victories ahead of Red Auerbach (second all-time wins with one team) and 366 wins ahead of the only other active coach in the top five, San Antonio’s Gregg Popovich (third all-time).  Sloan is also the longest tenured coach in all of major professional sports.  There have been 219 coaching changes in the NBA since he was named head coach of the Jazz on December 9, 1988.

Over his first 20 seasons, he has produced two conference championships, seven division titles, 16 consecutive winning seasons, 12 seasons with 50-plus wins and 18 playoff appearances. The 4-0 Jazz are seeking their third straight Northwest Division title in 2008-09.

Sloan will celebrate his 20th anniversary as Jazz head coach on December 9 when the Jazz travel to Minnesota to take on the Timberwolves at 6 p.m. MST.