Jerry Sloan, Hall of Fame NBA Coach, Dead at 78Wibbitz
Jerry Sloan, Hall of Fame NBA Coach, Dead at 78 According to the Utah Jazz, Sloan died from complications with dementia and Parkinson's disease. Back in 2016, Sloan revealed that he had been diagnosed with the health complications. Utah Jazz, via statement Sloan coached the Jazz for 23 seasons before leaving in early 2011. In 2009, the NBA inducted him into its Hall of Fame. Sloan's 1,221 career regular season wins ranks fourth in NBA coaching history. His 98 playoff victories are also the most of any pro basketball coach who never won a title. During Sloan's tenure, the Jazz made the postseason 15 straight years and reached the NBA finals twice. Both times they fell to the Chicago Bulls, who Sloan also coached for three seasons. As an NBA player, Sloan played for the Bulls and was a two-time All-Star.