After talking to Jerry Sloan back in early January for a
Sloan, who resigned as Utah coach midway through last season after 23 seasons, hadn't come right out and said that directly. The NBA's third-winningest coach (1,221-803) was still enjoying his time away from the game, whether he and his wife, Tammy, were living on his farm in Illinois or back in his Utah home. But the strong signs that he wanted to coach again were there, and they've all come true in recent weeks as he is officially back in the coaching mix.
The 70-year-old Sloan, who insists his energy has returned to the levels required to do the job his way, discussed his coaching candidacy as well as the NBA playoffs in an interview with SI.com on Thursday. As Sloan indicated, he has spoken with Bobcats owner Michael Jordan about Charlotte's coaching position and will meet with team officials on Friday in Utah for a formal interview.
That, to me, was an interesting thing to be involved with. I don't mean to say that [the Bobcats] are an expansion team, but they've struggled some and you never know. Maybe the minds work together and something comes out of it. Maybe they don't. I don't know.