Great article by Eric Woodyard of ESPN on the Utah Jazz paying tribute to one of the greatest coaches in NBA history during the 2019-20 NBA restart. Jazz players will be sporting a “1223” black tribute patch in honor of the late Hall of Fame coach Jerry Sloan, who died at age 78 on May 22, 2020 from complications from Parkinson’s disease and Lewy body dementia. The number signifies his total victories as a Head Coach in Utah and will be worn starting with the Jazz’s first scrimmage this Thursday against the Phoenix Suns. Jerseys will also showcase Sloan’s special black strip during the 2020-21 season, where the franchise will continue to honor him.
Check out the full article here: https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/29510158/utah-jazz-honor-coach-jerry-sloan-wins-1223-jersey-patch