Jerry Sloan Passes Away At 78

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Jerry Sloan Passes Away At 78 

Post#1 » by RealGM Wiretap » Fri May 22, 2020 2:33 pm

Jerry Sloan has passed away at the age of 78 due to complications from Parkinson’s disease and Lewy body dementia.

A 2009 inductee into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, Sloan spent 23 seasons as the head coach of the Jazz (1988-2011), finishing his career with the third most wins in NBA history (1,221-803), sixth best winning percentage (.603) all-time (min. 500 wins), two NBA Finals appearances (1997 and 1998) and seven division titles. He also guided the Jazz to 16 consecutive winning seasons and thirteen 50-win seasons. Sloan’s teams made 20 trips to the NBA Playoffs (19 with Utah: 1989-2003, ’07-10) and his 98 playoff wins are the sixth most in NBA history.

Sloan worked for the Jazz organization for 34 years as either head coach, assistant, scout or senior basketball adviser.

A veteran of the NBA as a player and coach for more than 45 years, prior to joining the Jazz, Sloan coached the Chicago Bulls for three seasons (1979-82) and was a two-time NBA All-Star as a player (1967, 1969) over 11 NBA seasons with Chicago and Baltimore (1965-76).

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Post#3 » by lstern » Fri May 22, 2020 8:47 pm

Tremendously sad to hear of his passing. Jerry Sloan was one of my favourite coaches and very knowledgeable.
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Post#4 » by TheCage4 » Fri May 22, 2020 8:57 pm

One of the best to coach the game IMO. I can only hope, in his passing, that younger fans learn about his stellar career.
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Post#5 » by jason bourne » Sat May 23, 2020 12:54 am

Jerry Sloan was a winning NBA coach. RIP Jerry.

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Re: Jerry Sloan Passes Away At 78 

Post#6 » by Jeff Van Gully » Sat May 23, 2020 5:05 am

RIP to one of the best the game has seen
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Re: Jerry Sloan Passes Away At 78 

Post#7 » by Cassius » Sat May 23, 2020 1:04 pm

I_Like_Dirt wrote:The whole comparison to Kevin McHale is ridiculously close, imo... And that's without more hilarious aspects of the comparison, e.g. if Wally Sczerbiak were 7 feet tall with the slower reflexes that came with the additional height, he'd be Bargnani.
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Re: Jerry Sloan Passes Away At 78 

Post#8 » by Tamimi » Sat May 23, 2020 2:33 pm

A great, and sometimes underappreciated, coach. He was also an honorable gentleman. RIP Coach Sloan.

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