Utah Jazz notes: Sloan is mourning death of a brother


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  • magnus
    April 2, 2009 11:17 a.m.

    God Bless Buck Sloan and his family. What greater tribute could you get that from your own son. If only we all had fathers and Brothers so good and loyal.

  • Brad Sloan
    April 2, 2009 9:29 a.m.

    As the younger son of Buck Sloan, I want to thank you all for your prayers & sympathy at his passing. Dad was a loving & loyal supporter of the Jazz & was honestly looking forward to travelling to Utah for the playoffs before he was suddenly taken home to be with the Lord. Dad would oftentimes cut short a visit to my house so he could get home in time to watch the game. HE spoke with Jerry almost daily & they shared many similar passions in life. At 80, my father was in better shape than most men & worked twice as hard as men half his age. You will have never met a more hardworking man than Buck Sloan, but his brother shares that same ethic. I'm proud to say as Buck's son, I have absolutely NO bad memories of my father. His legacy of hard work, true grit, love & devotion to country & family is forever written in his children's hearts. May God bless you all for your support!

  • Annie
    April 2, 2009 6:06 a.m.

    As a devoted Jazz fan, I've learned so much from watching Jerry Sloan over the years: don't hang your head, fight your way through it, make yourself a better person/player, see what you're made of, etc. etc. I suspect that he learned these traits from his father and older brother. Deepest sympathy in your loss. I hope fond memories of Buck Sloan will carry you through this challenging and sad time.

  • Re: Janet Sloan
    April 1, 2009 12:13 p.m.

    We may not know you or your family but we know Jerry. And so we can only imagine how everyone else is, you will all be in my prayers. It's tough to lose a loved one no matter how it happens. Thanks for having a (brother?) that has done so much good for not only the Jazz but the whole state. Jerry's a class act I wish you all the best.

  • magnus
    April 1, 2009 11:25 a.m.

    Sloan wouldn't want anyone to make a big deal out of his personal trials, but this has just got to be alot to take for the old man.

    Baketball seems like a small thing in the greater perspective of life.

  • Maang
    April 1, 2009 11:15 a.m.

    Many thoughts and prayers to out to the Sloan family again! Hang in there, coach. We love you.

  • sloanfan
    April 1, 2009 9:08 a.m.

    Best wishes to you Jerry and your family. The loss of a family member cuts deep but life will go on. My sincerest sympathies.

  • Sloan
    April 1, 2009 8:46 a.m.

    Man, Sloan has had a hard year, he's tough as nails but one person can only handle so much loss

  • Janet Sloan Gesell
    April 1, 2009 7:25 a.m.

    The family of Charles Ralph"Buck Sloan would like to thank all who have prayed and shown concern for our family at this time. Our Father was a big fan of the Jazz and biggest supporter of his brother Jerry. He may have have not been at the game but all tv's in the family where turned on to support this wonderful organization.The " Buck the Armchair Coach" will be missed dearly. May God Bless you all.
    Janet Sloan Gesell and Family

  • So Sorry For Your Loss
    March 31, 2009 11:47 p.m.

    My deepest sympathy to you and your family.