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Bobbye Sloan has battled cancer in past

Updated: January 8, 2004, 4:16 PM ET
Associated Press

SALT LAKE CITY -- Jerry Sloan plans to miss a few games as his wife battles cancer for the second time but will continue to coach the team he has led for 16 years.

Bobbye Sloan, the coach's wife of more than 40 years, has a malignant tumor in her pancreas, unrelated to the breast cancer she was treated for several years ago.

"I won't get up here any more and cry, and I'm just going to fight it as much as I can, and he's going to go on with his job ... whether he wants to or not," Bobbye ...

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