SALT LAKE CITY -- Former longtime Utah Jazz head coach Jerry Sloan is returning to the team as a consultant. The Hall of Fame coach will be a senior basketball adviser on a multi-year deal, the team announced Wednesday. Sloan will provide guidance to head coach Ty Corbin as well as serve as an extra set of eyes as the team evaluates potential players. Its the second time in a month that the team has looked to its storied past in a bid to improve its future. Three weeks ago, the Jazz announced Hall of Famer Karl Malone would help develop and mentor the teams two young big men in a part-time role. Sloan said hes happy to be back with the organization, and will do whatever hes asked. He talked first with Corbin before making his decision. "Being in basketball has kind of saved my life," Sloan said on 1280 The Zone radio network. "You feel like you want to jump off a tall building after being away from it for a couple of years." Jazz President Randy Rigby said Sloan will become a key player in the organizations efforts to build a championship team. Hes already been helping them evaluate players ahead of next weeks NBA draft, Rigby said. Sloan said he benefited early in his coaching career by having Frank Layden as a sounding board, and hopes to fill that same role for Corbin. "I dont have all the answers, but when I was a young coach, I needed a lot of guidance," Sloan said. "Ty has asked me to come and help him along those lines. Im not sure I can, but Im willing to try." Sloan coached the Jazz for 23 full seasons -- leading the team to the playoffs 19 times and to the NBA Finals twice. He resigned in February 2011 in the middle of a season in which he clashed with star point guard Deron Williams. He said at the time that he didnt have the energy to coach any more, and that the losses were getting tougher and tougher to handle. Lance McCullers Jersey . 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Derrick Walton scored 14 of his 20 points in the first half, and Michigan fought through a poor shooting night to beat Howard 76-58 on Friday.The Wolverines ended up shooting just 42 percent from the field. The Bison trailed 41-36 with under 12 minutes remaining in the game before Michigan asserted itself.Mark Donnal scored 12 points for Michigan, and Zak Irvin added 11.Damon Collins scored 12 points for Howard, which was without guard James Daniel, the nations leading scorer last season. He is expected to miss about another month with a high ankle sprain.Free throws helped boost Michigans margin in a foul-filled game. The Wolverines went 23 of 26 from the line, while Howard was just 14 of 29.Were so used to Daniel making that play for us, Howard coach Kevin Nickelberry said. Hes an 80 percent free-throw shooter. He makes big 3s. ... Weve got to get used to, those moments are not just his moments anymore. 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Wilson had nine points and eight rebounds.Thats our job, is be energy guys off the bench, Donnal said. D.J. did a good job of getting a few offensive rebounds and keeping a lot of plays alive.NEW ADDITIONSMichigan announced the signing of guard Eli Brooks (Spring Grove, Pennsylvania), forward Isaiah Livers (Kalamazoo, Michigan) and guard Jordan Poole (Milwaukee) to letters of intent for 2017-18.UP NEXTHoward: The Bison take on Marquette on Monday night in Milwaukee. 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