Basketball teams in need of new leadership can consider another option as head coach: Jerry Sloan. In comments made to SI’s Sam Amick, Sloan made it clear that he’s willing to hear coaching offers.
“I think if the right situation came along, whatever that is,” he said before pausing to ponder. “I don’t know what the right situation is. We’ll have to wait and see, I guess.
“My energy level has changed a great deal since I quit coaching,” said Sloan, who is an avid walker. “It’s changed a lot now. I’ve had time to work out. I feel better.
Sloan has always been a well respected coach, so these comments will give certain teams something to consider. Along with Larry Brown and Phil Jackson, Sloan is another accomplished coach who is available. All three men are older and don’t have much time left as a head coach, but if I were an NBA team with a vacancy, I would certainly lob a call Sloan’s way.
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