The McLeansboro native and longtime Jazz head coach passed away today at the age of 78 following complications from Parkinson's and Lewy body dementia. He was an all-state player in high school and later went on to play in college at Evansville. He was an expansion pick of the Bulls (after starting his career with the Bullets) and teamed on the early teams with players like Bob Love, Norm Van Lier, and Chet Walker. After his playing career ended, he was hired by his alma mater Evansville but stepped down five days after he was hired due to personal reasons. That same season would be the season when Evansville's entire basketball team was killed in a plane crash when the team's plane attempted to take off. Sloan later became a scout and assistant coach before being hired as the Bulls head coach in 1979. He only lasted a few seasons before being let go and later ended up in Utah where he spent 23 years.