Remembering Jerry Sloan, Utah Jazz coach and Chicago Bulls All-Star | The Jump | Trending News | #AsianNetWalking

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Rachel Nichols and Shelley Smith remember Jerry Sloan, who came from a tiny town in Southern Illinois and became an NBA All-Star with the Chicago Bulls before leading the Utah Jazz through the franchise’s most successful run in the 1990s. Sloan died Friday at the age of 78.

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  1. Legendary coach, created arguably the greatest pick-and-roll duo in NBA history with Stockton & Malone. He certainly would have won a championship had it not been for a certain Mr Jordan.

  2. Rest in peace Jerry Sloan. I don't like Karl Malone but I still would have loved to see Jerry Sloan win championship with Jazz. It's a pity that his last year with Jazz ended in bad way. (Thanks to Deron Williams)

  3. Only a few days after the last episode of the Last Dance aired, we lost Jerry Sloan one of the greatest coaches in the history of the NBA. Rest in peace Jerry

  4. When you see Jerry throw thow those bows with such venom after every rebound, a lot of Karl Malone’s antics made more sense. Jerry was a dog and wasn’t about to coach puppies. Rest In Peace. An icon.

  5. An amazing coach and a great defender as a player.
    As a player his number was retired by the Bulls and his vision as a coach for the pick and roll was legendary, he also showed everybody how a player can keep shooting even if he missed the few first shots and he coached the "give it back to him" run and gun style. He's one of the few coaches that have over 1000 wins, a real legend.

  6. My favorite player of all time. I was so saddened when I learned of his illness. He became ill about the same time as my long time girlfriend discovered she had lung cancer. She passed away a few months ago. Now this. I hadn't cried for several weeks, but I am so crushed by this news. I grew up playing basketball in Chicago when Jerry was playing guard for the bulls. I wasn't very athletic, but I tried to make up for it with hard work and intensity. I tried so hard to emulate jerry on defense. Trying to constantly play in a sort of rage, that I knew would eventually demoralize my opponents. I took charges from much bigger players in a recreation league, and always bounced back up like jerry did. I was given the sportsmanship award for the entire league one year. Simply, because of the pounding I took, and intensity i played with. I never got to play in college, but anywhere i played, i always tried to play as hard as Jerry. The more i learned of his integrity and character later in life, the more of a hero he became to me. Maybe only Patrick Beverley, another chicagoan, displays anything near Jerry's intensity. I never got to meet him . But I know what he stood for. Everything you want your son to grow up to be . I have lost two of my heroes the past few months. I may be one of the few basketball fans who had Jerry as their number one favorite player of all time. He influenced my life for the better. I have carried the traits I learned from Jerry as a kid, to be a success at whatever I put my mind to. I hope I can live the remaining years of my life with the honesty, character, and integrity of my two favorite human beings. I love you jerry. You will always be my hero.

  7. Born and raised in Utah. Jerry Sloan is the appitamy of this State! Work hard, do your best, get up the next day and do it all over again. That is how the Utah Jazz organization has been ran and this was backed up by the Miller family. Coach Sloan is as popular if not more than any Jazz player! Thank you Coach Sloan and thank you Miller family by standing behind coach Sloan in the greatest years of Jazz basketball!

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