From a Monson interview three years ago:
Near the end, Ostertag was asked which of his former teammates on the 1997 Jazz he was most looking forward to seeing. He said he was eager to see them all. “But I’m most excited …”
He paused for a few seconds to gather himself.
“… I’m most excited to see Jerry, because I love him to death. … [tears now flowing] … And I hate to see what he’s going through, 'cause that’s not the Jerry Sloan that I knew, and I know it’s tearing him apart. … [more tears] … I’ve tried to call him on the phone a few times, but I can’t. I get emotional. I know we had our ups and downs, but I love him. It kills me to see him like that.”
“The great thing about Jerry, no matter what happened the night before, the next day, he was like, ‘Good morning.’ He gave you a high-five and 99 percent of the time, it was over. There were times when it carried over, but my fault, I’ll take the blame for that.”