Later tonight, the Utah Jazz are going to honor longtime head coach Jerry Sloan during the Jazz/Warriors affair and raise a banner to the rafters of Energy Solutions Arena with Sloan’s name on it.
Upon hearing of the news, United States president Barack Obama decided to write Sloan a handwritten letter honoring his service with the team.
He also decided to throw in a quick Bulls reference since Sloan played for the team in the 1970’s:
For those who can’t read it, below is the text:
Dear Coach, Congratulations on your long and remarkable career with the Jazz. Utah justly honors you for the standards of excellence you set with the Mailman and Stockton. But, us Bulls fans still claim you for your grit and work ethic. Best of luck in the future.
With great admiration, Barack Obama
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