Brian Sloan Biography
Brian Sloan (Brian Keith Sloan) an American basketball player and the son of the well known Gerald Eugene Sloan who was an American National Basketball Association (NBA) player and head coach, and a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame. NBA commissioner David Stern termed to Sloan as “one of the greatest and most respected coaches in NBA history”.
Brian Sloan Age
Brian was born in 1965. Much about the exact age and date of birth are not known. This information will be updated as soon as it’s available.
Brian Sloan Career
Brian was a high school and college basketball player during the 1980s. Sloan, a high school center, led McLeansboro High School to an undefeated season in 1984, Class A IHSA basketball championship. He averaged 20.5 points and 13.6 rebounds per game during the tournament.
Sloan was selected as an all-state player for the 1983–84 season, he follows in the footsteps of his father, Jerry Sloan, who also was a first-team all-state selection at McLeansboro prior to starring for the University of Evansville and the Chicago Bulls. After leading the Foxes to the championship, Sloan was named Mr. Basketball for 1984 in Illinois.
Sloan went on to play for the Hoosiers of Indiana University for four years, 1984–85 & 1986–1989. He was part of the 1986–87 Indiana Hoosiers men’s basketball team that became champions of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament. Sloan scored 181 career points while averaging 1.6 rebounds per game during his time at IU.
After playing college basketball under Coach Bob Knight serving as co-captain of the 1989 Big Ten champion Hoosiers, Sloan played professional basketball in Taiwan for one season. Following his pro career, Sloan went back to IU to complete medical school where he graduated in 1997.
His residency in Emergency Medicine was completed in 2000, also from Indiana. Sloan was awarded the 2000 resident teacher of the year.
Brian Sloan Height
Brian stands tall at a height of 6 ft 8 inches and weighs of 217lb.
Brian Sloan Wife
Sloan married his wiffe Leslie and has three children Grant, Megan, and Ben.
Brian Sloan and Jerry Sloan
Brian was born to his father Jerry Sloan, In April 2016, his father was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease and Lewy body dementia. He died on May 22, 2020, at age 78, from complications of the diseases.
Brian Sloan Father’s Death
Brian’s father (Jerry Sloan) died due to complications from Parkinson’s disease and Lewy body dementia. His late father had the third-most wins of any head coach in NBA history, and he has the sixth-best winning percentage of any coach with at least 500 career wins. His 98 playoff victories are the sixth-most of any coach in NBA history.
Brian Sloan Education
Brian played high school basketball for McLeansboro High School in McLeansboro, Ill. He earned an averaged 20.5 points and 13.6 rebounds per game during McLeansboro’s run to the 1984 Class A State Championship. The team later defeated Mt. Pulaski 57-50 and finished the season with a 35-0 record. Sloan was named to the All-State team and the states’ Mr. Basketball.