Former Utah Jazz Coach Jerry Sloan, 'One of the Greatest,' Dies at 78

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Sloan — a two-time NBA All-Star during his competitive days on the court — was the first player in Bulls’ history to have his number retired, according to the Jazz, as his No. 4 jersey was honored on Feb. 17, 1978.

The owners of the Jazz, the Miller family, also issued a statement on the legendary coach's death, saying that it was an "honor and a privilege" to have "one of the greatest and most respected coaches in NBA history coaching our team."

"We have appreciated our relationship with Jerry and acknowledge his dedication to and passion for the Utah Jazz," read the statement. "He has left an enduring legacy with this franchise and our family. The far-reaching impact of his life has touched our city, state and the world as well as countless players, staff and fans."

The Millers added: "We pray his family will find solace and comfort in Jerry’s life. The Miller family and Jazz organization will be proud to honor him with a permanent tribute."

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