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Former Jazz coach Jerry Sloan announces he has Parkinson's disease and dementia

Former Jazz coach Jerry Sloan announces he has Parkinson's disease and dementia

Hall of Famer Jerry Sloan said Wednesday that he has Parkinson's disease and a form of dementia.

The 74-year-old Sloan, who coached the Utah Jazz from 1988 to 2011, told The Salt Lake Tribune in an interview Wednesday that he was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease and Lewy body dementia last fall.

He told the Tribune that he decided to go public about his illness because the Parkinson's symptoms have become noticeable. Symptoms include tremors and a hushed voice. Lewy body dementia is a neurological disorder whose symptoms include difficulty with memory and problem solving.

Sloan was inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in 2009. He currently holds the title...

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