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SALT LAKE CITY - MAY 15: Head Coach Jerry Sloan of the Utah Jazz gives a post game interview after winning Game 5 over the Golden State Warriors sending them to the Western Conference Finals during the 2007 NBA Playoffs at EnergySolutions Arena on May 15, 2007 in Salt Lake City, Utah. NOTICE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Note: Copyright 2007 NBAE (Photo by Melissa Majchrzak/NBAE via Getty Images)
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The basketball world pays tribute to the late Jerry Sloan

It doesn’t matter whether they played for him, fought with him on a basketball court, or simply watched the Hall of Famer from the stands, everyone respected Jerry Sloan.

The legendary Utah Jazz coach died early Friday morning at the age of 78 from complications due to Parkinson’s disease and Lewy body dementia. As soon as news of Sloan’s passing broke, the basketball world began to pay tribute to one of the game’s greats.

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