On this Day in Sports History February 11
On this day in 2011, Utah Jazz coach Jerry Sloan retires midseason, after 23 years with the team. Sloan won 1,127 games with the Jazz. He said the midseason retirement was because he “ran out of gas.”
On this day in 2001, the Pittsburgh Pirates stadium, Three Rivers Stadium, is imploded. It was the home of the Pirates for 30 years and was home to Roberto Clemente‘s 3,000 hit and Mike Schmidt‘s 500th home run.
On this day in 1997, Bill Parcells became the head coach of the New York Jets. Parcells would go on to coach the team for three years leading them to a 29-19 record and making the playoffs just once, losing in the AFC Championship game to Denver Broncos. Parcells retired for the second time in his career after the 1999 season. He was also the General Manager during his tenure as the Jets coach.