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.
|1978–1979||Chicago Bulls (assistant)|
|1985–1988||Utah Jazz (assistant)|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Points||10,571 (14.0 ppg)|
|Rebounds||5,615 (7.4 rpg)|
|Assists||1,925 (2.5 apg)|