Jerry Sloan passes away

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  1. Mainstreet

    Mainstreet Registered User Contributor

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    Rest in Peace Jerry Sloan. Thanks for all the memories.

    Here is part of the statement:

    “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.


    “Like Stockton and Malone as players, Jerry Sloan epitomized the organization. He will be greatly missed. We extend our heartfelt condolences to his wife, Tammy, the entire Sloan family and all who knew and loved him.”


    https://www.nba.com/jazz/news/jazz-...oan?cid=jazz_natsocial_twitter_jerry_20200522
     
  2. Covert Rain

    Covert Rain Father smelt of elderberries!

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    R.I.P. He is synonymous with the Utah Jazz. If not for his diagnosis he probably would still be coaching.
     
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  3. Mainstreet

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    From The Athletic:

     
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    Rip amazing coach

    To bad he never won a title but no team was beating the 90 bulls

    Stockton malone were fun as hell to watch!!!
     
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    Terrific player for the Bulls through most of the 1970s. It's almost too bad that he seems to be only remembered for his stint as the Jazz coach.

    RIP.
     
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    I choose to remember him as a strong player, I could never stand him as a coach. RIP Jerry.
     
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    Gregg Popovich on Sloan.

     
  8. BC867

    BC867 Long time Phoenician! Contributor

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    'Sorry to hear about the loss of Jerry Sloan. A quality individual!
     
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    Tough as nails player and brilliant coach.

    one of the all time greats
     
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    RIP to "the original Bull."
     
  11. Ouchie-Z-Clown

    Ouchie-Z-Clown I'm better than Mulli!

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