Jerry Sloan

1942 - 2020

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Gerald Eugene Sloan (March 28, 1942 – May 22, 2020) was an American professional basketball player and coach. He played 11 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA) before beginning a 30-year coaching career, 23 of which were spent as head coach of the Utah Jazz (1988–2011). NBA commissioner David Stern referred to Sloan as "one of the greatest and most respected coaches in NBA history". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jerry Sloan has received more than 2,515,425 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Jerry Sloan is the 97th most popular basketball player (down from 71st in 2019), the 5,939th most popular biography from United States (down from 4,905th in 2019) and the 53rd most popular American Basketball Player.

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Among basketball players, Jerry Sloan ranks 97 out of 1,757Before him are Bob McAdoo, Pablo Laso, Manu Ginóbili, Reggie Miller, Dominique Wilkins, and Aleksandar Petrović. After him are Jerry Lucas, Larry Brown, Mike D'Antoni, Heino Kruus, Joe Bryant, and Jonas Kazlauskas.

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Among people born in 1942, Jerry Sloan ranks 404Before him are Osman Nuri Topbaş, Dobromir Zhechev, Joe Lieberman, Gualtiero Bassetti, Claudine Longet, and Ned Block. After him are Ariel Dorfman, Ramiro de León Carpio, Valentin Lebedev, Eduard Malofeyev, Boubacar Traoré, and Rita Tushingham. Among people deceased in 2020, Jerry Sloan ranks 364Before him are Martin Birch, Ahmed Laraki, Yuri Bondarev, Wolfgang Uhlmann, John D. Barrow, and Gergely Kulcsár. After him are Gudrun Pausewang, Jan Myrdal, Giorgi Shengelaia, Inna Makarova, Murad Wilfried Hofmann, and Allen Garfield.

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Among people born in United States, Jerry Sloan ranks 5,939 out of 20,380Before him are Shawn Michaels (1965), James Joseph Dresnok (1941), Edward Douglass White (1845), Jonelle Allen (1944), David Keith (1954), and Mark Cuban (1958). After him are Simon Bolivar Buckner (1823), Harold Brown (1927), Emma Roberts (1991), Lola Albright (1924), Jeanne Eagels (1890), and Dooley Wilson (1886).


Among basketball players born in United States, Jerry Sloan ranks 53Before him are Kevin Durant (1988), Paul Arizin (1928), Wes Unseld (1946), Nate Archibald (1948), Bob McAdoo (1951), and Reggie Miller (1965). After him are Jerry Lucas (1940), Larry Brown (1940), Mike D'Antoni (1951), Joe Bryant (1954), Spencer Haywood (1949), and Mike Krzyzewski (1947).