Tammy Jessop Sloan Biography
Tammy Jessop Sloan born Tammy Lauritzen Barlow is an American businesswoman and the wife of Jerry Sloan, the longtime Utah Jazz head coach who led the team to the NBA Finals twice and ranks third among NBA coaches on the all-time wins list. He died on May 22, 2020 of complications from Parkinson’s disease and Lewy body dementia.
Tammy Jessop Sloan Age
She is 62 years old.
Tammy Jessop Husband (Jerry Sloan)
Tammy is the wife of former Chicago Bulls player and coach of Utah Jazz, Jerry Sloan. The couple got married in September 2006 after meeting in 2005. Jerry was previously married to his high school sweetheart Bobby Sloan for 41 years before her death in June 2014 due to pancreatic cancer. The couple had three children together; two daughters Indiana Sloan, Nebraska Sloan, and a son, Brian Sloan.
Jerry Sloan Bio
Jerry Sloan was an American National Basketball Association player and head coach. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2009 after a 26-year head-coaching career. He played college basketball for the Evansville Purple Aces men’s basketball team. In 1966 NBA expansion draft he was selected by the Chicago Bulls. He was known for his enacious defense, leading them to the playoffs in their first season, and to their first and only division title before the Michael Jordan era. He retired in 1976.
He averaged 14 points per game, with a career-best of 18.3 for the Bulls in 1970-71. He was a two-time All-Star and was named to the NBA All-Defensive first team four times.
In March 1977 he accepted the head coaching job at Evansville but backed out after five days, citing personal reasons. In 1978 he was named an assistant for the Bulls. He took over as the head coach the next season. He was fired after three seasons and one playoff appearance.
He joined Utah Jazz in 1985 as an assistant before being named the head coach in 1989 where he served until 2011. He finished his career with the third most wins in NBA history (1,221-803), sixth best winning percentage (.603) all-time (min. 500 wins), two NBA Finals appearances (1997 and 1998) and seven division titles.
Sloan ranks second on the NBA’s all-time list for consecutive games coached with one franchise (1,809), and also owns the second most wins with one team (1,127). He is one of the seven coaches in league history to win at least 50 games in 10 different seasons. He was also the first coach to ever win 1,000 games with one franchise and was the fifth coach in NBA history to record 1,000 career wins.
Jerry Sloan Death
Jerry died on May 22, 2020 from complications from Parkinson’s disease and Lewy body dementia, which he had revealed diagnoses for in April 2016.
His death was announced released a statement that read; “Jerry Sloan will always be synonymous with the Utah Jazz. He will forever be a part of the Utah Jazz organization and we join his family, friends and fans in mourning his loss. We are so thankful for what he accomplished here in Utah and the decades of dedication, loyalty and tenacity he brought to our franchise.
Our Hall of Fame coach for 23 years, Jerry had a tremendous impact on the Jazz franchise as expressed by his banner hanging in the arena rafters. His 1,223 Jazz coaching wins, 20 trips to the NBA Playoffs and two NBA Finals appearances are remarkable achievements. His hard-nosed approach only made him more beloved. Even after his retirement, his presence at Jazz games always brought a roaring response from the crowd.
Like Stockton and Malone as players, Jerry Sloan epitomized the organization. He will be greatly missed. We extend our heartfelt condolences to his wife, Tammy, the entire Sloan family and all who knew and loved him.”
Tammy Jessop First Husband (Merrill Jessop )
Tammy was previously married to Merrill Jessop who was proclaimed to be the de facto leader of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (FLDS Church). They have one son known as Rhett Jessop. The couple divorced soon after the birth of their child citing lack of intimacy. Merrill was committed to more than seven women and is a father of 54 biological children.
Tammy Jessop Sloan Net worth
Tammy has an estimated net worth of $300 Thousand.