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Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Jerry Sloan

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Sloan was selected #19 in the 1964 NBA draft by the Baltimore Bullets, sitting out the season, then was selected #4 in the 1965 NBA draft by the Bullets, who traded him after one season to the new Chicago Bulls, where he became “the Original Bull”, known for his tenacious defense, leading them to the playoffs in their first season, and to their first and only division title before the Michael Jordan era; after a series of knee injuries, he retired in 1976.

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday spotlights …Jerry Sloan.

Career history
As player:
1965–1966 Baltimore Bullets
19661976 Chicago Bulls
As coach:
1978–1979 Chicago Bulls (assistant)
19791982 Chicago Bulls
19851988 Utah Jazz (assistant)
19882011 Utah Jazz
Career highlights and awards
Career statistics
Points 10,571 (14.0 ppg)
Rebounds 5,615 (7.4 rpg)
Assists 1,925 (2.5 apg)
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