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Jerry Sloan open to coaching Deron Williams and Brooklyn Nets

Dec. 29, 2012; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; From left Utah Jazz former assistant coach Phil Johnson , former Jazz head coach Jerry Sloan and current Jazz vice president Kevin O

Jerry Sloan wants back in the NBA and while he’s drawn attention from the Milwaukee Bucks, according to Comcast Sports Net Portland, Sloan, who coached Deron Williams during his tenure in Utah, said he would consider coaching the Brooklyn Nets.

“I’m open, I would listen,” Sloan told CSNNW.com via phone. “I haven’t done the research on their roster, but I would definitely listen if they called.”

As well according to the report, Williams has said he would welcome Sloan as the next coach of the Nets however that would contradict all the reports that Sloan’s job in Utah was terminated because of an unsatisfied Deron Williams. During the 2010-11 season, the two had a tense relationship which later led to the resignation of Sloan and Williams ultimately being sent to the Nets. CSNNW reporter, Chris Haynes, didn’t elaborate on the relationship between Sloan and Williams.

Nonetheless, Sloan said that while he is eager to come back to the NBA as a head coach, he won’t listen to every job offer.

“According to reports, I’m interested in every job that’s out there,” Sloan said. “That’s just not the case. I don’t like being linked to every opening. If the right situation presented itself, I will look into it.”

Last year Sloan was offered a head coaching position with the Portland TrailBlazers but turned it down. He also had an interview with the Charlotte Bobcats but took himself out of the running.

Topics: Brooklyn Nets, Deron Williams, Jerry Sloan, Milwaukee Bucks, NBA

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