UTAH JAZZ COACH JERRY SLOAN

NBA Teams Remember, Honor Legendary Utah Jazz Coach Jerry Sloan

May 22, 2020, 9:48 AM | Updated: 5:46 pm

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Jerry Sloan talks with Greg Foster, Jeff Hornacek, and John Stockton of the Utah Jazz during the NBA Finals Game 4 against the Chicago Bulls at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. The Bulls defeated the Jazz 86-82. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel /Allsport via Getty Images)

(Photo by Jonathan Daniel /Allsport via Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – NBA teams remembered and honored legendary Utah Jazz head coach Jerry Sloan after news broke that he had passed away at the age of 78 on Friday, May 22.

Sloan had been dealing with Parkinson’s disease and Lewy body dementia since April 2016.

When he resigned as the head coach of the Jazz on February 10, 2011, he was the longest-tenured head coach with an American major league sports franchise.

After learning of Sloan’s passing, franchises remembered and honored the Jazz legend.

Utah Jazz

The Utah Jazz said, “Rest easy, Coach” with a heart emoji.

Chicago Bulls

The Chicago Bulls, who Sloan played for and had his jersey number retired by, said, “The Original Bull. Rest in peace, Jerry Sloan.”

Washington Wizards

The Washington Wizards organization shared their condolences to Sloan’s friends and family along with a message saying, “We join the entire NBA in mourning the passing of Jerry Sloan.”

Orlando Magic

The Orlando Magic said, “Our heartfelt condolences go out to the family and friends of Jerry Sloan, the Utah Jazz and their fans.”

Toronto Raptors

Our thoughts are with the Sloan family and Jazz organization following the news of the passing of Jerry Sloan,” said the Toronto Raptors organization.

San Antonio Spurs

Indiana Pacers

Oklahoma City Thunder

Miami HEAT

Atlanta Hawks

Los Angeles Lakers

Los Angeles Clippers

Denver Nuggets

Dallas Mavericks

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver

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