Under Sloan's leadership, the Utah Jazz made it to the NBA Finals in 1997 and 1998 and he was a two-time All-Star as a player with the Chicago Bulls.
The families accuse the firm of negligence after Bryant's wife sued the operators of the helicopter for allowing it to fly in bad weather conditions.
"We've all played our whole life on the playgrounds and pickup games without fans being there. So basketball players will adjust, trust me," former NBA star and part-owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team says.
Kobe Bryant , who died in a helicopter crash in January, was named alongside nine honourees who will be enshrined at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on August 29.
A person with knowledge of the situation said the Jazz player who tested positive was centre Rudy Gobert.
Chicago's favourite son Anthony Davis sank one of two free throws to cap a thrilling fourth quarter and lift Team LeBron to a 157-155 win over Team Giannis in Sunday's 2020 NBA All-Star Game.
Jennifer Homendy, a member of the National Transportation Safety Board says that the probable cause for the accident may not be confirmed for 12-18 months, when a final report will be issued. A preliminary, fact-based report is expected in 10 days.
The NBA legend was killed in a crash near Los Angeles along with his 13-year-old daughter and seven others on board.
The NBA and the sport's governing body FIBA set up the Basketball Africa League (BAL) due to start in March, a move Congolese basketball player Bismack Biyombo believes will help the sport grow in Africa.
The Chinese Basketball Association said on social media on Saturday that the fan would be blacklisted from all future CBA games and that coach Memi Becirovic would sit out Sunday's clash with the Nanjing Monkey Kings.
Spain last won the World Cup –– the country's only title –– in 2006 while Australia has never won the title.
Yeng Guiao's team were blown out by a combined 105 points by Italy and Serbia to open their campaign in Group D at the tournament in China, and also lost to Angola in overtime, 84-81.
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