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Sad news as legendary Utah Jazz coach Jerry Sloan is battling both Parkinson’s disease and Lewy body dementia.

Sloan — who coached great Utah teams featuring Karl Malone & John Stockton — told the Salt Lake Tribune he decided to reveal his diagnoses because his symptoms have become visibly noticeable.

According to the Mayo Clinic, Lewy body dementia is a condition that causes a progressive decline in mental abilities and can sometimes cause hallucinations.

Despite the setbacks Sloan says he’s still walking 4 miles a day and is adamant he’s not looking for sympathy from anyone.

“I don’t want anyone feeling sorry for me.”

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source: TMZ Sports