Jerry Sloan Not Interested in Bucks’ Job
Hall of Fame coach Jerry Sloan has decided he is not interested in the Milwaukee Bucks’ head coaching job after meeting with Bucks officials last week, according to veteran agent Keith Glass, who is advising Sloan on potential head coaching jobs.
USA Today reported Monday that Sloan was being “seriously considered” for the position after meeting with Bucks officials. Milwaukee, which announced after its first-round playoff exit that it would not be bringing back interim coach Jim Boylan, has already interviewed former Blazers head coach Nate McMillan, Rockets assistant coaches Kelvin Sampson and J.B. Bickerstaff and Lakers assistant coach Steve Clifford for the position.
“The bottom line is, Jerry doesn’t really feel it’s the right fit for him right now,” Glass said Thursday. “He’s interested (in coaching again). He’s in Chicago now watching the Pre-Draft. And his name keeps popping up with every job, and he hasn’t applied for anything. He had a real nice meeting with them. They came to see him on his farm (in downstate Illinois). They had a great meeting just in terms of liking each other. (Bucks general manager) John Hammond said ‘I wish I could have stayed and watched the game with him.’ It’s just not the right fit for Jerry, from Jerry’s point of view. That’s not a negative thing; that’s just the reality.”