Jerry Sloan, Utah Jazz great and Hall of Fame coach, dies aged 78

  • Famed NBA coach led Utah to NBA finals in 1997 and 1998
  • Sloan spent 34 years with Jazz franchise, 23 as head coach

Jerry Sloan, the coach who took the Utah Jazz to the NBA finals in 1997 and 1998 on his way to a spot in the Basketball Hall of Fame, died Friday. He was 78.

The Jazz said he died from complications related to Parkinson’s disease and Lewy body dementia.

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