Friday, June 15th, 2012 at 10:30 am  |  16 responses

Jerry Sloan No Longer Interested in Coaching the Charlotte Bobcats

Jerry Sloan’s flirtation with the Charlotte Bobcats has come to a full stop, according to the legendary coach. Reports SI: “Sloan was believed to be one of three finalists to replace Paul Silas after he was fired in late April, but it now appears the job will go to either Pacers assistant Brian Shaw or Lakers assistant Quin Snyder. ‘I took myself out [Thursday],’ Sloan said. ‘I don’t want to comment on it because it’s never profitable for anybody. It just makes it sound like you’re making a statement about someone. But they were wonderful and there were no problems. I just took myself out.’ While Sloan met with Bobcats owner Michael Jordan about the job May 25, a source close to the situation said Shaw met with Jordan on Thursday and that the meeting was ‘excellent.’ Snyder met with Jordan on Wednesday, according to ESPNLA. […] After his abrupt resignation midway through the 2010-11 season in Utah, Sloan has been clear about his desire to return to the sideline. While there are openings in Portland and Orlando, he said he has not had any contact with either team. ‘I wasn’t involved in (those situations), and people said I was but I wasn’t at all,” Sloan said. “I only talked to Michael Jordan. That’s it.’ Sloan insisted he wasn’t disappointed. ‘No, not at all,’ he said. ‘Whatever happens, happens. I don’t have any control over those things. I just do what we’ve got to do. If somebody calls me, I guess I’d listen to what they have to say. But I don’t have an agent, and if somebody calls I’d be willing to listen to them.’”

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  • LA Huey

    Jerry Sloan Stopped Sleep-Walking.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=rwDluFZQmtQ Max

    Jerry Sloan’s troll gost left

  • FnF

    I could definitely see Jordan showing up wearing his 1998 championship ring to Sloan’s meeting.

  • BasketballJunkie

    With the Miami Heat head coaching position coming available after this NBA finals loss I dont blame him….

  • whooo!

    I almost feel like it must’ve been some weird favor Sloan was doing… You know, just so others would take the bobcats seriously.

  • juicy

    Smart man

  • Ismael

    Why would he want to join the bobcats anyways.
    @basketball Junkie – That would be really interesting, Coach Sloan coaching the Heat. Someone everyone would respect and Wade would most definitely won’t do what he did with Spoalstra during that timeout in one of the playoff game.

  • Mas

    Even the Nets made two years in a row to the Finals. What’s the big deal about the Heat?

  • tpathi1

    FnF LOL..i can definately see that happening! @whoo! this is very much a possibility…it is a shame every day i look at sportcenter bottom ticker thing..they are always showing new candidates for the bobcats..they need to place this job posting on nba.com ill fill out that job application form…why not..everyones doing it!

  • http://itsahardwoodlife.blogspot.com omphalos

    Let’s go Brian Shaw! Bring on the Triangle baby, MJ will be able to take an active part in helping this team with Brian on board. First step to getting Phil Jackson as President is getting Brian Shaw as coach. Obviously a pipe-dream to get fill, but a guy can dream.

  • bike

    I wish he would go to the Lakers. Great White Bwana coach little black Mambo.

  • http://slamonline.com Datkid

    why was he interested in doing this in the first place?

  • Jerome

    So … Charlotte is getting rid of their draft pick.

  • http://Roosterteeth.com Caboose

    In other news, Phil Jackson is not interested in sticking his finger into an electrical socket.

  • Waskito

    Why in the first place bobcat still trying to compare Mr Sloan (if he really shows interest in the job) with other wannabe/ rookie Head coach, it’s an insult for him. If he show slightly interest for the job, hug him, shake his hand and say sorry to other candidates. He is a hall famer coach being sent by god for the poor and miserable club and can bring them to a better land

  • http://Somethingsomething. Ugh

    FnF wins this one.