Brooklyn, N.Y. • Deron Williams chooses to remember his first 438 games with Jerry Sloan more than the last one.
Nearly three years after a halftime dispute with Williams triggered Sloan's resignation, the Jazz will raise a banner in the coach's honor at EnergySolutions Arena during Friday's game with Golden State.
"A big part of my success early in my career was due to him and the things he kind of instilled in me," said Williams, who now plays for the Brooklyn Nets. "So I'm definitely happy for him, and it's going to be a special moment. The fans there just love him to death."