On This Date in NBA History: March 8, Jerry Sloan Won No. 500

Jan 31, 2014; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; A banner is raised in honor of former Utah Jazz head coach Jerry Sloan at a ceremony during halftime at the game between the Utah Jazz and the Golden State Warriors at EnergySolutions Arena. Mandatory Credit: Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports

1996 – In a 109-89 Utah Jazz victory over the Houston Rockets on Friday, March 8, 1996, Jerry Sloan won his 500th career regular-season game. John Stockton led the way with 25 points on 11-of-12 shooting as well as a game-high 15 assists. Although that Jazz team lost in seven games in the 1996 Western Conference Finals, Utah would get to the NBA Finals in both 1997 and 1998.

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