Jerry Sloan NBA Hall of Fame died at 78-years old
We are usually providing you with some excellent free picks and parlays, but today we will talk about something sad – the death of the NBA Hall of Fame coach Jerry Sloan. He died at 78-years old, his family confirming the tragic news.
Jerry Sloan is the head coach to led the Utah Jazz to the NBA finals in 1997 and 1998. It was reported that his death is due to complications of the Parkinson disease he was suffering from. He also had Lewy body dementia, which contributed to his health problems.
We can say that Jerry Sloan was one of the visionaries who really changed the NBA. He was responsible for the mainstream success of the pick-and-roll offensive play in basketball. Jerry Sloan made one of the most significant tactical contributions to the game using John Stockton and Karl Malone for this.
Chicago Bulls are the only other NBA team he ever managed during his career. As a player, he used to play for the Baltimore Bullets and the Chicago Bulls. He was chosen twice for the NBA All-Star game, while in his honor, the Bulls retired the No. 4 jersey.
In 2011 he retired as one of the winningest coaches in the history of the NBA. He’s fourth in the all-time rankings with 1,221 wins to his name as a coach. In 2009 he was elected to the NBA Hall of Fame. In the last four years, he had Parkinson, which had a really negative effect on his health.
Jerry Sloan is one of the finest examples that you can be a great coach even if you never won the title. He reached the NBA finals twice, but on both occasions he was stopped by Michael Jordan’s Chicago Bulls.
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