One of the iconic Chicago Bull basketball players, Scottie Pippen, has posted some super-rare photos of Jerry Sloan, who is the former Utah Jazz head coach, via his official Instagram account and penned down an emotional message after the sad death of Jerry.
Today, Utah Jazz made a sad statement about their legend coach, Jerry Sloan, and announced that he died Friday at the age of 78 after complications from Parkinson’s disease and Lewy body dementia.
After this sad news, A lot of famous sportsmen and sportswomen have shared many touching posts on their social media accounts. Frankly, we were wondering about the reaction of Scottie Pippen.
Scottie posted some rare photos of Jerry on Instagram and penned down an emotional open letter to pay his tribute him. Also, he remembered their unforgetly days and told them to his followers. Scottie’s followers wrote a lot of hurtful comments and shared their thoughts about the timeless death of Jerry.
Here’s what wrote Scottie:
“I loved everything about Jerry Sloan, from the way he played to the way he coached. He was a tenacious competitor who represented the Bulls of the 1970s so well. Jerry became one of my favorite coaches when he was on the 1996 Dream Team staff, and it was an honor to learn from him.
Jerry came from the old school, and his throwback style of play translated perfectly into the 1990s. He was always full of fire, challenging his players to get after it. Go to the basket. Chase down loose balls. Leave it all on the floor.
Jerry was tough as nails, and his players reflected his personality — his Jazz teams gave us all we could handle in the 1997 and 1998 NBA Finals. It was an honor to know him, play for him, and play against him. Rest easy, coach.”
A fan named Luis Garcia commented:
“Great, Coach Respect!!!”
Another fan named Layups wrote a meaningful comment:
“Condolences to his family. RIP, Jerry.”
You can see the Instagram post of him right below.