Jerry Sloan Biography – Jerry Sloan Wiki
Jerry Sloan born Gerald Eugene Sloan was an American basketball player and former Utah Jazz head coach.
Jerry Sloan Age
Jerry Sloan was born on March 28, 1942, in McLeansboro, Illinois. He died on May 22, 2020, in Salt Lake City, Utah. He was 78 years old.
Jerry Sloan Wife
Jerry Sloan was married to his first wife Bobbye Sloan from 1963 until her death in 2004. Bobbye died of pancreatic cancer in 2004 at the age of 61. He had been married to his second wife Tammy Jessop since 2006.
Jerry Sloan Family
Jerry Sloan had three children with Bobbye and a stepson from his marriage to Tammy Jessop – son Brian Sloan, daughters Kathy Sloan Wood and Holly Sloan Parish, and stepson Rhett.
Jerry Sloan Death
Jerry Sloan died on May 22, 2020, due to complications related to Parkinson’s disease and Lewy body dementia at age 78. The Utah Jazz said in a statement: “Jerry Sloan will always be synonymous with the Utah Jazz. He will forever be a part of the Utah Jazz organization and we join his family, friends and fans in mourning his loss. We are so thankful for what he accomplished here in Utah and the decades of dedication, loyalty and tenacity he brought to our franchise.
“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.”
The Miller Family said in a statement: “It was an honor and a privilege to have one of the greatest and most respected coaches in NBA history coaching our team. We have appreciated our relationship with Jerry and acknowledge his dedication to and passion for the Utah Jazz. He has left an enduring legacy with this franchise and our family. The far-reaching impact of his life has touched our city, state and the world as well as countless players, staff and fans. We pray his family will find solace and comfort in Jerry’s life. The Miller family and Jazz organization will be proud to honor him with a permanent tribute.”
Bulls chairman Jerry Reinsdorf said in a statement: “Jerry Sloan was ‘The Original Bull’ whose tenacious defense and nightly hustle on the court represented the franchise and epitomized the city of Chicago. Jerry was the face of the Bulls organization from its inception through the mid-1970s, and very appropriately, his uniform No. 4 was the first jersey retired by the team. A great player and a Hall-of-Fame NBA coach, most importantly, Jerry was a great person. Our sympathies go out to the Sloan family and all his many fans.”
Jerry Sloan Cause of Death
Jerry Sloan’s cause of death was complications related to Parkinson’s disease and Lewy body dementia.
Jerry Sloan Net Worth
Jerry Sloan’s net worth was estimated to be $3 million.
Jerry Sloan Height
Jerry Sloan stood at a height of 6 feet 5 inches (1.96 m).