Sloan’s post-game presser after Michael Jordan’s “Flu Game” was recently featured on ESPN’s “The Last Dance” … the coach claimed he didn’t even know MJ was sick.
The team statement continues, “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.”
Sloan also ranks second on the NBA’s all-time list for consecutive games coached with one franchise (1,809).
“Jerry Sloan will always be synonymous with the Utah Jazz,” the team said in a statement released Friday. “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.