He took them to three straight Finals appearances. I'm sure that says something. It's just unfortunate he had to run into MJ all three times though. But we'd have to go through KD and LeBron so... All I know is, I'd rather have Sloan on that bench than VDN or anyone else that's available. He's only two years removed from the game. One cool fact about Sloan that attests to his coaching genius, he's the only coach in recent memory to have his team play in front of his bench in the second half because the away team can choose which basket they want to start the game with.