View Full Version : Utah Jazz have talked to Jerry Sloan about coming back to the organization

06-03-2013, 12:14 AM
SALT LAKE CITY — Ever since he shocked the basketball world in 2011, Jerry Sloan's name has popped up in rumors and reports for a multitude of NBA coaching positions.

Portland, Charlotte, Milwaukee and so on.

Add another possibility — one much closer to home — to the mix.

The Utah Jazz have had a preliminary discussion with Sloan about returning to the fold in an unspecified position.

Twenty-six months after resigning from being the Jazz's head coach, the Hall of Famer is open to considering taking a role with his old organization to help the rebuilding franchise and his successor, Tyrone Corbin.

"That's up to (them). That's a situation that's strictly up to Ty or somebody in the Jazz organization," Sloan told the Deseret News. "If they want me around, fine. If they don't, (fine). They'd talked to me a little bit about it a little bit earlier."

Also last month, Sloan accepted the Jazz's invitation to attend the NBA Pre-Draft Combine in Chicago, which is about 300 miles north of his farm in McLeansboro, Ill. The Jazz were represented at the massive invitation-only workout by the likes of O'Connor, Lindsey, Corbin and Walt Perrin, among others.