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Utah Jazz: Jerry Sloan Speaks

Former Utah Jazz coach Jerry Sloan gave his first televised interview since being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease and Lewy body dementia. While Karl Malone and John Stockton are currently the only Utah Jazz figures to have statues bearing their likenesses just outside Vivint Arena, many would argue that Jerry Sloan also deserves to be immortalized in bronze. Under […] Utah...
Via Purple and Blues
15 days ago

The Utah Jazz encounter another gut-punch moment in their snake-bitten history

The Utah Jazz aren’t an inept organization. They haven’t endured dysfunctional ownership situations or suffered in the face of incompetent management — not for long periods of time, at any rate. Yes, Ty Corbin coached this team for a period of time and destroyed a lot of stomach linings in Salt Lake City, but decades of Frank Layden and Jerry Sloan — and Larry Miller in the...
Via Crossover Chronicles
April 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Hall of Famer Jerry Sloan has Parkinson's disease

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Hall of Famer Jerry Sloan says he has Parkinson's disease and a form of dementia. The 74-year-old Sloan, who coached the Utah Jazz from 1988 to 2011, told The Salt Lake Tribune in an interview Wednesday that he was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease and Lewy body dementia last fall. He told the Tribune that he decided to go public about his illness because...
Via Associated Press
April 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Former Jazz head coach Jerry Sloan suffering from Parkinson's disease, Lewy body dementia

Jerry Sloan is suffering from Parkinson's disease and Lewy body dementia, he told the Salt Lake Tribune on Wednesday. Sloan is a former NBA player and longtime head coach of the Utah Jazz who was elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2009.Some additional details, via the Salt Lake Tribune:Sloan, 74, is a two-time All-Star who played 11 seasons, 10 of them for...
Via Fox Sports
April 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Jerry Sloan reveals he is suffering from Parkinson's disease

Former Utah Jazz head coach Jerry Sloan is among the most successful men to walk the bench in the recent history of the NBA. Sloan coached the Jazz from 1988-2011, leading the team to the playoffs in 19 of the 21 full seasons he was its head coach. Equally as impressive, Utah earned 50-plus wins 11 times during his tenure. Sloan, 74, stepped away from the game of basketball midway...
Via Sportsnaut
April 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Utah Jazz: Future looks promising for Jazz

The Utah Jazz began a new era after Hall of Fame and longtime coach Jerry Sloan resigned in 2011. Sloan was the coach in Utah for 23 years. Under Sloan, the Jazz were a perennial contender, despite never winning an NBA title. Sloan’s impact on the Jazz franchise is tremendous, so some rebuilding was done following his departure. Four years later, the Jazz have a young competitive...
Via isportsweb.com
October 27, 2015  |  Discuss

5 Chicago Bulls Whose Careers Ended Too Soon

In sports, injuries are as much a part of the game as the rules they’re played by. Too often, stellar seasons and careers are cut short by the most unfortunate of universal truths– sooner or later, bodies break. Some enjoy longer periods of success than others, but no matter if a career is 10 years or two— if a player isn’t fortunate enough to leave the game on his own terms...
Via Sports Mockery
November 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Jazz News: Utah hires Quin Snyder as head coach

From 1988-2011, the name "Jerry Sloan" was arguably as synonymous with the Utah Jazz as names like "Karl Malone", "John Stockton" and "Deron Williams".However, Sloan unceremoniously resigned midway through the 2011-12 season, and the Jazz have struggled to find an identity since. Sloan's replacement, Tyrone Corbin, led Utah to a playoff berth later that year, but the team has since...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
June 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Jazz honor longtime coach Jerry Sloan

When Jerry Sloan was the head coach of the Utah Jazz, no one ever doubted who was in charge. ''We all knew who was running the show. We respected him because he was the same every day. He was tough but he was fair,'' said Karl Malone, who was a mainstay of Jazz teams that reached the playoffs 16 consecutive seasons. The Jazz was set to honor the Hall of Fame coach Friday night...
Via Associated Press
January 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Jerry Sloan To Receive Jersey Retirement From Jazz On Jan. 31

The Utah Jazz will honor Jerry Sloan in a special halftime ceremony when the Jazz hosts the Golden State Warriors on Jan. 31, 2014. “On behalf of the Jazz organization and Miller Family, I am thrilled to announce our plans to retire a jersey and celebrate the enduring legacy of Jerry Sloan, one of the greatest and most respected coaches in NBA history,” said Steve Miller...
Via RealGM
December 09, 2013  |  Discuss
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