The Milwaukee Bucks appear to be looking at a number of candidates for their vacant head coaching position. The team attempted to speak with Stan Van Gundy, but he denied them, and earlier today we passed along the news that the team interviewed Los Angeles Lakers assistant Steve Clifford.
Now, it looks like the Bucks are looking at a veteran head coach who has a very familiar name to NBA fans. The latest report indicates the Bucks are interested in former Utah Jazz head coach Jerry Sloan for the position.
From Sam Amick at USA Today:
According to two people with knowledge of the situation, the former Utah Jazz coach who resigned abruptly in Feb. 2011 has already met with the Milwaukee Bucks about their vacant coaching position and is being seriously considered.
The Bucks are certainly a team to watch this offseason and Sloan could make the team even more interesting.
Milwaukee will have to figure out what to do with Monta Ellis, J.J. Redick and Brandon Jennings. Ellis and Redick are free agents and the team has the ability to match an offer for Jennings. There is almost no way that the team will be able to keep all three players, so it will be worth watching to see what kind of team they will look to build.
That could all start with the hiring of a coach and deciding what offensive philosophy they hope to roll with.
Whether or not that coach will be Jerry Sloan remains to be seen.