Former Utah Jazz coach Jerry Sloan will rejoin the organization as a senior adviser after a 28-month absence, the team announced Wednesday.
Sloan coached the Jazz for 23 seasons before abruptly resigning Feb. 9, 2011.
Sloan, 71, has been out of basketball since his resignation, although he's been seen more and more around Jazz games and practices in the last six months.
Most recently, Sloan has been part of the Jazz's personnel staff evaluating prospects who have come to Utah for pre-draft workouts.
The team said in a statement that Sloan will "support the Jazz basketball operations and coaching staff through player evaluations at workouts, camps and summer league; limited pro and regional college scouting; occasional practice observation; and as host of an annual prep and college coaches clinic."
Said Jazz coach Tyrone Corbin: "I am glad Jerry is going to continue to be involved with our organization. We will benefit from his wealth of basketball experience. I am looking forward to his continued contributions."
During his years as coach of the Jazz, Sloan guided the Jazz to 19 playoff appearances, two NBA Finals (1997, 1998), seven division titles, a streak of 16 consecutive winning seasons (1988-2004), 13 seasons with 50-plus wins and three with 60-plus wins. Sloan was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on Sept. 11, 2009.