Sloan expresses interest in coaching vacancies
Jerry Sloan wants to coach again and is interested in the vacancies with the Charlotte Bobcats and Orlando Magic, according to a Salt Lake Tribune report.
Sloan, who resigned during the 2011 season after 23 seasons with the Utah Jazz, told the paper that he has spoken to Bobcats owner Michael Jordan, and could meet with him this week.
On Tuesday, Sloan told Fox Sports Florida that he had interest in the Magic job. He called the position “intriguing” despite uncertainty regarding star center Dwight Howard and a vacant general manager position after Otis Smith was fired.
The Bobcats, who won an NBA-worst seven games last season, present a tougher challenge.
“Obviously, you probably wouldn’t win (a title) right off the bat,” Sloan told the Tribune. “But sometimes it’s not all about starting on top.”
Sloan, 70, ranks third all-time in regular-season NBA coaching victories with 1,221, behind Lenny Wilkins (1,332) and Don Nelson (1.335). He’s the only coach in NBA history to win 1,000 games with one team. Sloan’s other wins came with the Bulls from 1979 to 1982.