Former forward of “Utah jazz”, the President of RBF Andrei Kirilenko commented on the news of the death of ex-head coach of the team from salt lake city Jerry Sloan.
“Went to the legendary coach. With him and I, and all of “Utah” played disciplined, aggressive, modern basketball. Our team worked like a machine.
To teach a boy who is 20 years old came from Russia, so that in a few years he played in the all-star game NBA — it’s worth it.
Will remember Jerry as a great coach, trained a generation of NBA players”, — quotes Kirilenko RBC-Sport.
We will remind, about the death of Jerry Sloan became known on 22 may. Specialist died from complications related to Parkinson’s disease. He was 78 years old. Sloan worked with “Utah the jazz” for more than 20 years and produced with a team of more than 1,200 victories. Twice he managed to withdraw the team to the finals of the playoffs. He is a member of the Hall of fame of the NBA.