Depending on what the Atlanta Hawks, Sacramento Kings, and Los Angeles Clippers decide to do with their fluctuating situations over the next few weeks, there could be as many as ten NBA coaching openings to fill during the 2013 offseason. Despite walking away from a potential playoff team in Utah two years ago, a team he?d worked with as an assistant and then head coach for the previous 26 years, former Jazz coach Jerry Sloan has tossed his name into the mix of available candidates to fill one of those job openings.
Unless you?re the Milwaukee Bucks, an available team that is closest to Sloan?s home in rural Illinois. You can take that gig and stick it.
(I think that?s how the song goes.)
NBA.com?s David Aldridge was the first to report Sloan?s indifference , through quotes from Sloan?s agent Keith Glass. Glass, Aldridge relays, also represents former Bucks coach Scott Skiles:
"The bottom line is, Jerry doesn't really feel it's the right fit for him right now," Glass said Thursday.
Nate McMillan interviewed with the Atlanta Hawks for their head coaching job on Wednesday, according to a report from Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports. McMillan has also interviewed with the Bucks and the Pistons, and remains in the running for each of those vacant positions, as well. The Hawks still have their current head coach?