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Jerry Sloan
Sloan with the Chicago Bulls in 1969
Personal information
Born (1942-03-28)March 28, 1942
McLeansboro, Illinois
Nationality American
Died May 22, 2020(2020-05-22) (aged 78)
Salt Lake City, Utah
High school McLeansboro
(McLeansboro, Illinois)
Listed height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight 195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
College Evansville (1962–1965)
NBA Draft 1965 / Round: 1 / Pick: 4th overall
Selected by the Baltimore Bullets
Pro career 1965–1976
Coaching career 1978–2011
Career history
As player:
1965–1966 Baltimore Bullets
1966–1976 Chicago Bulls
As coach:
1978–1979 Chicago Bulls (assistant)
1979–1982 Chicago Bulls
1985–1988 Utah Jazz (assistant)
1988–2011 Utah Jazz
Career highlights and awards
  • 2× NBA All-Star (1967, 1969)
  • 4× NBA All-Defensive First Team (1969, 1972, 1974–1975)
  • 2× NBA All-Defensive Second Team (1970–1971)
  • No. 4 retired by Chicago Bulls
  • No. 1223 retired by Utah Jazz
  • No. 52 jersey retired by Evansville Purple Aces
Career statistics
Points 10,571 (14.0 ppg)
Rebounds 5,615 (7.4 rpg)
Assists 1,925 (2.5 apg)

Gerald Eugene "Jerry" Sloan (March 28, 1942 – May 22, 2020) was a National Basketball Association player and head coach, and a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame. He played for the Chicago Bulls from 1966 to 1976. He soon coached them from 1979 to 1982. He also coached the Utah Jazz from 1988 to 2011. Sloan was born in McLeansboro, Illinois.

In April 2016, Sloan was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease and Lewy body dementia.

Sloan died on May 22, 2020 in Salt Lake City, Utah at the age of 78.

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