Jerry Sloan, the Hall of Fame coach who spent 23 seasons at the helm of the Utah Jazz, died in the early hours of Friday, May 22, 2020, at his Salt Lake home after fighting Lewy body dementia and Parkinson’s disease. He was 78.
“Jerry Sloan will always be synonymous with the Utah Jazz,” the team said in a statement. “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 so thankful for what he accomplished here in Utah and the decades of dedication, loyalty and tenacity he brought to our franchise.”
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