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Jerry Sloan highlights from his days with the Utah Jazz

Published: Thursday, Jan. 30 2014 2:19 p.m. MST

Utah Jazz coach Jerry Sloan as the Utah Jazz and the Seattle Super Sonics play in Salt Lake City, Utah  Dec. 27, 2004. Photo by Tom Smart   (TOM SMART, DESERET MORNING NEWS) Utah Jazz coach Jerry Sloan as the Utah Jazz and the Seattle Super Sonics play in Salt Lake City, Utah Dec. 27, 2004. Photo by Tom Smart (TOM SMART, DESERET MORNING NEWS)

Before he began his Hall of Fame coaching career with the Utah Jazz, Jerry Sloan was a two-time All-Star performer for the Chicago Bulls. He spent 10 of his 11 NBA seasons as a player in Chicago, averaging 14.7 points, 7.7 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game with the Bulls. The tough, tenacious guard earned NBA All-Defensive Team honors a total of six times.

The franchise retired Sloan's No. 4 jersey, the first jersey retired by the Bulls, and after serving as a scout and assistant coach for Chicago, he was the Bulls' head coach for two-plus seasons, going 94-121 before getting fired in 1982. He then came to Utah as a team scout from 1983-84, and the rest, as they say, is history:

Here's a look back at some of the top moments from Sloan's career coaching the Jazz.

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