(WEHT) – The Salt Lake Tribune reports former University of Evansville basketball player Jerry Sloan is dying.
The former head coach of the NBA’s Utah Jazz is now frail, suffering from Parkinson’s and a former of dementia, according to the Salt Lake Tribune.
Sloan played at McLeansboro high School in Illinois, the University of Evansville from 1962-65, and was drafted by the Baltimore Bullets before playing for the Chicago Bulls for a decade.
Sloan had his jersey number retired by both UE and the Bulls.
He was the first Bulls player to have his jersey retired.
Following his playing career, he coached the NBA’s Utah Jazz.
He’s a member of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
(This story was originally published on July 18, 2019)