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 1,850,856 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Jerry Sloan is the 41st most popular basketball player (up from 87th in 2019), the 3,069th most popular biography from United States (up from 5,644th in 2019) and the 30th most popular American Basketball Player.

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Among basketball players, Jerry Sloan ranks 41 out of 1,264Before him are Toni Kukoč, Derrick Rose, Moses Malone, Manute Bol, Allen Iverson, and Robert Parish. After him are Svetislav Pešić, Alexander Gomelsky, Red Auerbach, Muggsy Bogues, Mirza Delibašić, and Rick Barry.

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Among people born in 1942, Jerry Sloan ranks 196Before him are Pascal Couchepin, Óscar Rodríguez Maradiaga, Sandra Dee, Nicole Fontaine, Billy Connolly, and Vladimir Dzhanibekov. After him are Tasuku Honjo, Pierre Clémenti, Gabriele Veneziano, Montserrat Figueras, Erica Jong, and Alan Price. Among people deceased in 2020, Jerry Sloan ranks 240Before him are János Göröcs, Irrfan Khan, Otto Barić, George Blake, Armen Dzhigarkhanyan, and Sonja Ziemann. After him are Mohammad-Reza Shajarian, Rafael Leonardo Callejas Romero, Orson Bean, Norbert Blüm, Ignacio Trelles, and Julio Anguita.

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Among people born in United States, Jerry Sloan ranks 3,069 out of 15,968Before him are Matt Cameron (1962), Sam Francis (1923), Lorraine Bracco (1954), Richard Lester (1932), Dan Gurney (1931), and Don Henley (1947). After him are Lana Del Rey (1985), William E. Moerner (1953), Sun Ra (1914), Fred Lawrence Whipple (1906), Michael Rosbash (1944), and Eric Stoltz (1961).


Among basketball players born in United States, Jerry Sloan ranks 30Before him are Isiah Thomas (1961), Pat Riley (1945), Derrick Rose (1988), Moses Malone (1955), Allen Iverson (1975), and Robert Parish (1953). After him are Red Auerbach (1917), Muggsy Bogues (1965), Rick Barry (1944), Nate Thurmond (1941), Paul Arizin (1928), and Pete Maravich (1947).