Remembering Jerry Sloan: Legendary Utah Jazz coach dies at 78

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CHICAGO, UNITED STATES: Jerry Sloan, head coach of the Utah Jazz, talks to reporters 03 June during a press conference after his morning workout at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. The Chicago Bulls will take on the Utah Jazz 04 June for game 2 of the NBA Finals. AFP PHOTO/VINCENT LAFORET (Photo credit should read VINCENT LAFORET/AFP via Getty Images)

18 May 1998: Coach Jerry Sloan of the Utah Jazz shouts during the NBA Western Conference Finals at the Delta Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Jazz defeated the Lakers 99-95. Mandatory Credit: Todd Warshaw /Allsport

SALT LAKE CITY, UNITED STATES: Jerry Sloan (R) head coach of the Utah Jazz argues a non-call with referee Ron Olesiak (L) in the game aganist the San Antonio Spurs 17 April 2002 in Salt Lake City, Utah. San Anotnio won the NBA's Midwest Division beating Utah 86-84. AFP PHOTO/George FREY (Photo credit should read GEORGE FREY/AFP via Getty Images)

SACRAMENTO, UNITED STATES: Utah Jazz head coach Jerry Sloan argues with the officials during a game against the Sacramento Kings, 26 February 2002, at the ARCO Arena in Sacramento, California. AFP PHOTO/John G. MABANGLO (Photo credit should read JOHN G. MABANGLO/AFP via Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, UNITED STATES: Jerry Sloan, head coach of the Utah Jazz, answers questions10 June at a press conference after morning workouts in preperation for game five of the 1997 NBA Finals agaisnst the Chicago Bulls to be held at the Delta Center in Salt Lake City, Utah 11 June. The series is tied at 2-2. (ELECTRONIC IMAGE) AFP PHOTO/JEFF HAYNES (Photo credit should read JEFF HAYNES/AFP via Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, UNITED STATES: Utah Jazz Head Coach Jerry Sloan (R) talks to a reporter during press interviews at the opening of training camp for the 2001 NBA basketball season 01 October 2001 in Salt Lake City, Utah. AFP PHOTO/George FREY (Photo credit should read GEORGE FREY/AFP via Getty Images)

Utah Jazz head coach Jerry Sloan(R) grabs the jersey of John Stockton 18 May 1999 during game one of their NBA Western Conference semifinal series against the Portland Trailblazers at the Delta Center in Salt Lake City, UT. The Jazz beat the Blazers 93-83 to take a 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven series. AFP PHOTO/George FREY (Photo by GEORGE FREY / AFP) (Photo by GEORGE FREY/AFP via Getty Images)

Jerry Sloan (R), coach of the Utah Jazz, yells as Quincy Lewis (L) comes off the court during game two of the NBA Western Conference semifinals in Portland 09 May, 2000. The Trail Blazers defeated the Jazz, 103-85, to take a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven series. (ELECTRONIC IMAGE) AFP PHOTO MIKE NELSON (Photo by MIKE NELSON / AFP) (Photo by MIKE NELSON/AFP via Getty Images)

Utah Jazz head coach Jerry Sloan (R) and players John Stockton (2R) and Karl Marlone (2L) argue with official Bob Delaney (L) after Stockton felt he was fouled by a Washington Wizards player during their NBA matchup at the MCI Center in Washington, DC, 14 November 2002. The Wizards won 105-102. AFP PHOTO / Pablo CUARTEROLO (Photo by PABLO CUARTEROLO / AFP) (Photo credit should read PABLO CUARTEROLO/AFP via Getty Images)

In this May 12, 2005, file photo, Utah Jazz coach Jerry Sloan smiles during a news conference in Salt Lake City. The Utah Jazz have announced that Jerry Sloan, the coach who took them to the NBA Finals in 1997 and 1998 on his way to a spot in the Basketball Hall of Fame, has died. Sloan died Friday morning, May 22, 2020, the Jazz said, from complications related to Parkinson’s disease and Lewy body dementia. He was 78. (AP Photo/Fred Hayes, File)

In this March 22, 2017, file photo, former Utah Jazz head coach Jerry Sloan speaks at a news conference in Salt Lake City. The Utah Jazz have announced that Jerry Sloan, the coach who took them to the NBA Finals in 1997 and 1998 on his way to a spot in the Basketball Hall of Fame, has died. Sloan died Friday morning, May 22, 2020, the Jazz said, from complications related to Parkinson’s disease and Lewy body dementia. He was 78. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

In this Jan. 31, 2014, file photo, John Stockton, left, and Karl Malone, right, laugh during a news conference to honor former Utah Jazz coach Jerry Sloan, center, in Salt Lake City. The Utah Jazz have announced that Jerry Sloan, the coach who took them to the NBA Finals in 1997 and 1998 on his way to a spot in the Basketball Hall of Fame, has died. Sloan died Friday morning, May 22, 2020, the Jazz said, from complications related to Parkinson’s disease and Lewy body dementia. He was 78.(Scott Sommerdorf/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP, File)

In this Dec. 11, 2010, file photo, Utah Jazz head coach Jerry Sloan is shown during an NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks in Dallas. The Utah Jazz have announced that Jerry Sloan, the coach who took them to the NBA Finals in 1997 and 1998 on his way to a spot in the Basketball Hall of Fame, has died. Sloan died Friday morning, May 22, 2020, the Jazz said, from complications related to Parkinson’s disease and Lewy body dementia. He was 78. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)

This Nov. 26, 2010, file photo shows Utah Jazz head coach Jerry Sloan protesting a call by officials during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers in Salt Lake City. The Utah Jazz have announced that Jerry Sloan, the coach who took them to the NBA Finals in 1997 and 1998 on his way to a spot in the Basketball Hall of Fame, has died. Sloan died Friday morning, May 22, 2020, the Jazz said, from complications related to Parkinson’s disease and Lewy body dementia. He was 78. (AP Photo/Steve C. Wilson, File)

In this Sept. 11, 2009, file photo, Utah Jazz head coach Jerry Sloan makes a statement during a media availability before his enshrinement in the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass. The Utah Jazz have announced that Jerry Sloan, the coach who took them to the NBA Finals in 1997 and 1998 on his way to a spot in the Basketball Hall of Fame, has died. Sloan died Friday morning, May 22, 2020, the Jazz said, from complications related to Parkinson’s disease and Lewy body dementia. He was 78. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia, File)

In this Oct. 16, 1968, file photo, New York Knicks' Dick Barnett (12) and Chicago Bulls' Jerry Sloan (4) go after a rebound during third period of game at Madison Square Garden in New York. In the background is referee Earl Strom. The Utah Jazz have announced that Jerry Sloan, the coach who took them to the NBA Finals in 1997 and 1998 on his way to a spot in the Basketball Hall of Fame, has died. Sloan died Friday morning, May 22, 2020, the Jazz said, from complications related to Parkinson’s disease and Lewy body dementia. He was 78. (AP Photo/Dave Pickoff)

Former Jazz coach Jerry Sloan's banner is hung from the EnergySolutions Arena during a banner ceremony honoring Jerry Sloan Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant (24) greets Utah Jazz head coach Jerry Sloan after Game 6 of the NBA basketball Western Conference semifinal series Friday, May 16, 2008, in Salt Lake City. The Lakers beat the Jazz 108-105. (AP Photo/Douglas C. Pizac)

SALT LAKE CITY, UT - JUNE 4: Utah Jazz head coach Jerry Sloan talks to the media 04 June during a press gathering at the Delta Center in Salt Lake City, UT. The Jazz won the first game against the Chicago Bulls 88-85 to take a 1-0 lead in the seven game series. (Photo credit should read DOUG COLLIER/AFP via Getty Images)

28 Apr 2001: Head coach Jerry Sloan of the Utah Jazz reacts from the sideline in game three of round one of the NBA playoffs against the Dallas Mavericks at the Reunion Arena in Dallas, Texas. The Mavericks won 94-91. DIGITAL IMAGE. Mandatory Credit: Elsa/Allsport

Utah Jazz coach Jerry Sloan directs his players during his team's game with the Portland Trail Blazers in Portland, Oregon 06 November, 2001. AFP PHOTO/JOHN GRESS (Photo by JOHN GRESS / AFP) (Photo by JOHN GRESS/AFP via Getty Images)

Head coach Jerry Sloan (L) of the Utah Jazz yells at offical Joey Crawford (R) as he disputes a call in the second half of game two of the NBA Finals at the Delta Center in Salt Lake City, UT. The Chicago Bulls won the game 93-88 to tie the series at 1-1. AFP PHOTO/Doug COLLIER (Photo by DOUG COLLIER / AFP) (Photo credit should read DOUG COLLIER/AFP via Getty Images)

SPRINGFIELD, MA - SEPTEMBER 11: Hall of Fame inductees Jerry Sloan and John Stockman chat during a press conference at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on September 11, 2009 in Springfield, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)