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On 17/07/2019 at 18:26, BeretBleu said:

Jerry Sloan, legendary Utah Jazz coach is dying.

Enough famous for deserving is own topic ?

 

https://www.cbssports.com/nba/news/former-utah-jazz-head-coach-jerry-sloan-is-dying-from-dementia-and-parkinsons-disease-per-report/

After the Michael Jordan "The Last Dance" docuseries ended last night, and with both episodes last night featuring the Bulls' wins in the Finals over the Utah Jazz in 1997 and 1998, Karl Malone is asking for prayers for Sloan.  

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3 hours ago, MrWonderful said:

After the Michael Jordan "The Last Dance" docuseries ended last night, and with both episodes last night featuring the Bulls' wins in the Finals over the Utah Jazz in 1997 and 1998, Karl Malone is asking for prayers for Sloan.  

Sloan has been diagnosed with Lewy Body dementia, which seems to burn faster than the garden variety Alzheimers dementia. Diagnosed in 2016, so it could be getting close based on statistics. 

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7 hours ago, Skinny kiltrunner said:

Sloan has been diagnosed with Lewy Body dementia, which seems to burn faster than the garden variety Alzheimers dementia. Diagnosed in 2016, so it could be getting close based on statistics. 

Yeah, I believe the usual life expectancy with Lewy body is 5-7 years, but he also has Parkinson's.  And when you look at those July 2019 reports that he was "dying", and when you combine that with Malone's public pleas yesterday, it paints a pretty grim picture.  Maybe he sees 2021 (I'm guessing not, though), and if he does, he should be a popular joker candidate for teams next year.

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On ‎18‎/‎07‎/‎2019 at 02:26, BeretBleu said:

Jerry Sloan, legendary Utah Jazz coach is dying.

Enough famous for deserving is own topic ?

 

https://www.cbssports.com/nba/news/former-utah-jazz-head-coach-jerry-sloan-is-dying-from-dementia-and-parkinsons-disease-per-report/

Jerry Sloan dead on the wires....https://www.nba.com/jazz/news/jazz-statement-passing-jerry-sloan?cid=jazz_natsocial_twitter_jerry_20200522

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3 minutes ago, The Red Death said:

Alright he's still dying, but not more dead now!

 

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Just now, Joey Russ said:

 

Well, I mean physically dead, like brain dead

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After Stern and Bryant... Another NBA legend passed away this year

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One of the best coaches ever.  RIP

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College basketball coach and past long lister Lou Henson dead at 88

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Thought about hiding this, but there’s a lot of coverage of his diagnosis. 
NBA Hall of Fame coach Paul Westphal has the deadly glioblastoma

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11 minutes ago, CaptainChorizo said:

 Will easily get a QO as he was a star player in arguably the most famous finals game before the  Bird/Magic  Era   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1976_NBA_Finals#Game_5  

 

He's in the Naismith Hall Of Fame, so he most definitely will.  He might see 2022, but will obviously be a good pick next year.  Chris Doleman made it 2 years with glioblastoma, so it's certainly possible to last 17 months, which Westphal would have to do.  Average is 12-18 months, if I recall correctly.  

 

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Lute Olson in hospice care.

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On 26/08/2020 at 09:33, drol said:

Lute Olson in hospice care.

Lute Olson dead

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3 hours ago, Joey Russ said:

Lute Olson dead

Horrible year for college coaches!

RIP to a true legend!

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4 hours ago, CastAway said:

Cliff Robinson dead

His name might not mean a lot to a lot of fans, but having lived in the area for a while, he was truly loved in the city.

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Early 90s Blazers sorta cursed as he is the 4th guy to die relatively young(Petrovic,Kersey,Duckworth) being the others

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Unconfirmed reports another college basketball legend, John Thompson, has died. 

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He looked fine in that Fast Show reunion the other day.

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