Jerry Sloan Is Battling Parkinson’s Disease
He’s fighting to stay in the game. The former Utah Jazz coach announced that he’s suffering from the neurological disorder, along with Lewy body dementia. The 74-year-old is the third-winningest coach in NBA history and reached the Finals twice in the 1990s before retiring in 2011. Sloan says he was diagnosed last year but chose to come forward now because his symptoms are worsening. His wife, Tammy, says he’s still pursuing treatment options, and Sloan himself notes that he continues to walk four miles a day.