RIP Jerry Sloan

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  1. Thee jazz fan

    Thee jazz fan Well-Known Member

    Dec 27, 2010
    If your watching a jazz game in the future and a ref misses a call and we see that ref get pushed by air, we’ll know what’s going on. Lol.

    Thanks for all the memories coach. You left the game of basketball in better shape than you found it. I’m sure your in heaven coaching up spirits and kicking *** up there too

    RIP Coach!!
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  2. LogGrad98

    LogGrad98 Well-Known Member Contributor

    Jul 7, 2010
    It is shocking he never win COTY. A travesty really. So many snubs for flashes in the pan.
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  3. Thee jazz fan

    Thee jazz fan Well-Known Member

    Dec 27, 2010

    If Jerry can forgive I probably should too

    Sorry for badmouthing you all these years Deron.

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  4. Jazz Fusion

    Jazz Fusion Well-Known Member

    Jul 4, 2016
    One of the best moments of that Jazz-Laker playoff game was Frank Layden combing his bangs back after yelling at Pat Riley.

    Others have mentioned how kind Jerry Sloan was to fans. My dad, wearing his John Deere cap, took a picture of my mom with Sloan at a game several years ago. It is still one of my mom's favorite Jazz memories, which is made all the more poignant with her now going through dementia.
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  5. Saint Cy of JFC

    Saint Cy of JFC Well-Known Member

    May 27, 2010
    Weird that it wasnt done while he was living.
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  6. Wes Mantooth

    Wes Mantooth Well-Known Member

    Jul 14, 2015
    Especially given his condition which has been known for years.
  7. Ostertag>Duncan

    Ostertag>Duncan My Members Premium Contributor 2019 Award Winner

    May 26, 2010
    Maybe they knew he wouldn't like all the hoopla that comes with it so they were waiting to do it posthumously.
  8. oneye

    oneye Well-Known Member 2018 Award Winner

    Dec 2, 2017
    This year has just sucked. Thank you Jerry, for everything. Watching the outpouring of love and respect Jerry had is so great today. But losing Jerry brought tears to my eyes when this is what I woke up today. Thank you Jerry.
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  9. Jazz Fusion

    Jazz Fusion Well-Known Member

    Jul 4, 2016
    “Nobody fights with Jerry because you know the price would be too high,” Jazz executive Frank Layden said in 1996, according to the Salt Lake Tribune. “You might come out the winner; at his age, you might even lick him, but you’d lose an eye, an arm, your ********* in the process. Everything would be gone. He’s a throwback, a blue-collar guy, a dirt farmer. I know you’re going to think I’m kidding when I say this, but I saw Jerry Sloan fight at the Alamo, I saw him at Harpers Ferry, I saw him at Pearl Harbor. He’s loyal. He’s a hard worker. He’s a man.”
  10. sirkickyass

    sirkickyass Moderator Emeritus Staff Member

    May 25, 2010
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  11. The mailman

    The mailman Well-Known Member

    Mar 22, 2018
    Haven’t felt this kind of sadness for the death of a person I didn’t even know for a long time. Not just a legend of the game.
    A true role model for me personally. Show up to work every day. Do your best. Be humble. Fight for what you think is right. Tell the truth. Be a man.
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  12. JimLes

    JimLes Well-Known Member

    Sep 20, 2010
    From a Monson interview three years ago:

    Near the end, Ostertag was asked which of his former teammates on the 1997 Jazz he was most looking forward to seeing. He said he was eager to see them all. "But I'm most excited …"

    He paused for a few seconds to gather himself.

    "… I'm most excited to see Jerry, because I love him to death. … [tears now flowing] … And I hate to see what he's going through, 'cause that's not the Jerry Sloan that I knew, and I know it's tearing him apart. … [more tears] … I've tried to call him on the phone a few times, but I can't. I get emotional. I know we had our ups and downs, but I love him. It kills me to see him like that."

    Ostertag continued.

    "The great thing about Jerry, no matter what happened the night before, the next day, he was like, 'Good morning.' He gave you a high-five and 99 percent of the time, it was over. There were times when it carried over, but my fault, I'll take the blame for that."
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  13. JazzGal

    JazzGal Well-Known Member Contributor

    May 26, 2010
    We hung up a mountain logo Jazz flag outside our house today in Sloan's honor. It did feel like losing a part of the family. I'm glad he is no longer suffering. We've had several family members with Alzheimers and Lewy Body dementia, and it is so awful for the family as well as the patient.

    Thanks for all the wonderful times, Jerry. Rest in peace and know that you are much loved.
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  14. JazzyFresh

    JazzyFresh Well-Known Member

    Feb 19, 2015
    I just found out and I'm legitimately crying. Probably for the best but it hurts
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  15. Troat Guru

    Troat Guru Active Member

    Apr 6, 2020
    If I shed tears even though I'm unfortunately too young to have seen him coaching...yeah he was really special!
    Probably I'm not the right dude to say that, since I wasn't there, but I'll be proud to remember you and your deeds...they will never die!
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  16. BabyPeterzz

    BabyPeterzz Well-Known Member Contributor

    May 26, 2010

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  17. Moonlight Graham

    Moonlight Graham Well-Known Member

    Feb 26, 2011
    I've always felt the year he deserved COTY the most was 1997-98. The way he kept the team playing at a championship level after the Seikaly trade fell through was a huge accomplishment.
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  18. gomretat

    gomretat Well-Known Member

    Jun 15, 2010
    Sloan is a lot of what made me a Jazz fan. I had the chance to meet him several times and he was very kind and very gracious off the court. I am 99% positive that the reason there was no statue because of Jerry wanting it that way. The Millers loved him and would be delighted to honor him. RIP Jerry.
  19. tonstermits

    tonstermits Well-Known Member

    May 25, 2010
    Jerry had a good run, he definitely didn't squander his time on this planet. We knew this day was near but its still a bit of a shock to know his time here is over.
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  20. JimLes

    JimLes Well-Known Member

    Sep 20, 2010
    I would like to see the trust that owns the team now get financially secure enough one day to become the first NBA team to refuse to sell the naming rights to the arena. The arena could then be called the Larry H. Miller Arena and the court ought to be the Jerry Sloan court.
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