NBA Hall of Fame coach Jerry Sloan has died at 78

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SALT LAKE CITY (KELO) – The Utah Jazz say Hall of Fame coach Jerry Sloan has died at 78.

His death was announced by the Utah Jazz, the team he took to the NBA Finals in 1997 and 1998. The Jazz say he died Friday from complications related to Parkinson’s disease and Lewy body dementia.

Sloan spent 23 seasons coaching the Jazz, and the team finished below .500 in only one of those years. Sloan won 1,221 games in his career, the fourth-highest total in NBA history. Jerry Sloan was 78 years old.

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