SALT LAKE CITY – Former Utah Jazz coach Jerry Sloan says he’s interested in a return to the NBA and is open to coaching Deron Williams and the Brooklyn Nets.
Sloan and Williams have a history together here in Utah that ended in 2011 when Sloan resigned as the head coach of the Jazz after an alleged conflict with the former Jazz point guard.
Sloan left the next day and Williams was traded to the Nets two weeks alter.
But now Sloan says he would definitely listen to the Nets if they called and Williams said he would love to play for his former coach.
Sloan coached the Utah Jazz from 1988 to 2011, leading them two two appearances in the NBA Finals, and finishing with a a 1127-682 record.
ESPN reports that the Nets’ top choice is former Los Angeles Lakers coach Phil Jackson, but Sloan is on their short list.