Former NBA Coach Jerry Sloan Honored

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Published on December 19 2012 1:52 pm
Last Updated on December 19 2012 1:52 pm
Written by Millie Lange

MCLEANSBORO -- Former NBA coaching great Jerry Sloan was bestowed a special honor from his Illinois high school alma mater.

The former coach of the Utah Jazz was honored over the weekend at Hamilton County High School in the southern Illinois town of McLeansboro. Sloan played for the Chicago Bulls before leading the Jazz for nearly a quarter of a century.

Sloan said he hopes his success in basketball and life motivates Illinois kids to be their best.