NAYZE MEDIA     5/22/2020     12:34pm(est)




The Utah Jazz twitter account announced Friday morning that Former Utah Jazz Head Coach, Jerry Sloan has passed away. Sloan was 78-years old. Sloan had been battling Parkinson’s disease and Lewy body dementia. The Utah Jazz organization made a statement about the Hall Of Famer on Friday:



   “Jerry Sloan will always be synonymous with the Utah Jazz. He will forever be a part of the Utah Jazz organization and we join his family, friends, and fans in mourning his loss. We are thankful for what he accomplished here in Utah and the decades of dedication, loyalty, and tenacity he brought to our franchise. Our Hall Of Fame coach for 23-years, Jerry had a tremendous impact on the Jazz franchise as expressed by his banner hanging in the arena rafters. His 1,223 Jazz coaching wins, 20 trips to the NBA playoffs and two NBA Finals appearances are remarkable achievements. His hard nosed approach only made him more beloved. Even after his retirement, his presence at Jazz games always brought a roaring response from the crowd”




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