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Monday, May 6th, 2013 at 1:50 pm  |  22 responses

Jerry Sloan ‘Open’ to Coaching Deron Williams in Brooklyn


The Brooklyn Nets are looking for a new head coach. One potential and unexpected candidate for the gig is Jerry Sloan, the guy a lot of people believe Deron Williams drove to quit in Utah. Sloan, who is looking to get back into the coaching game, tells CSNNW that he’d be happy to team up with Deron again: “According to Mike Mazzeo of ESPN, Williams would welcome Sloan as his coach, again. Nets General Manager Billy King has yet to reach out to the Hall-of-Fame coach. And if he did so, Sloan isn’t against the idea of coaching his former All-Star point guard. ‘I’m open, I would listen,’ Sloan said. ‘I haven’t done the research on their roster, but I would definitely listen if they called.’ Already linked to the Milwaukee Bucks Head Coaching gig, Sloan admits he’s interested in getting back to roaming the sidelines, but only under the right circumstances and conditions. ‘According to reports, I’m interested in every job that’s out there,’ Sloan said. ‘That’s just not the case. I don’t like being linked to every opening. If the right situation presented itself, I will look into it.’”

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  • RayJr

    This has disaster written all over it. I would watch Nets games just to see how this unfolds.

  • MUBWAR

    besides coaching the 2nd best pg ever and the 2nd best PF ever, this man never had to work with a team as talented as the nets. they just need the right coach to pull it together. Sloan should be at the top of that list. Rayj go back to making shitty music and stop talking about ball

  • spit hot fiyah

    i’m starting to think that the coach is not the biggest ? for this team

  • http://twitter.com/AdonKay Ado

    We need Jerry coaching the Clippers next season…. the hated Vinny will be gone most likely and to have Jerry a guy who’s coached Stockton and Malone now running the Clippers where you got Version 2 of Stockton/Malone in Paul/Griffin….
    this would be a good move

  • JetSkiJohnson

    i rather them take a shot on Brian Shaw… The triangle offense might work wonders for them .

  • Dagger

    I can’t tell if you’re joking or being serious.

  • RayJr

    Still upset and bitter over the Nets getting knocked out?

  • jmm

    Deron Williams ‘Closed” to Jerry Sloan Coaching in Brooklyn.

  • i_ball

    Griffin shouldn’t be in the same sentence as Malone. Not yet at least

  • LakeShow

    D-Wills an idiot if he doesn’t realize how lucky he was to be able to be coached by one of the best.
    I would love to see Sloan in BK.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    i think that whole situation was overblown. Not that Williams wasn’t a sh*t, i just don’t think there was any sort of lasting ill will, if you will.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    if Chris Paul stays, i would expect Nate McMillan to be your new head coach.

  • LakeShow

    iWill.

  • http://twitter.com/AdonKay Ado

    All I said is state the obvious, Jerry Sloan coaching the greatest PnRoll combo of all time possibly coming to coach another great PG/PF combo very similar (I could literally use the word identical) to Stockton/Malone… I mean how could this not be a recipe for sucess, that was the only point I tried to make…

    I don’t know how you took it as me directly comparing Blake to Malone BUT if you do want to make this a Malone Griffin argument, look at the rookie year stats for Malone and Griffin, they’re eerily identical right down to the shooting percentages and play style (yea Malone was power player as well as a brick layer early in his career just like Blake is now)

    But I (and the world) fully expect Blake to go down as one of the top 5 PF’s of all time when his career is said and done, right up there with Malone and Duncan…. and this is why I can speak of these same two guys in the same sentence IF i wanted to, because it should be obvious to anyone who grew up watching Malone play and now is watching Blake play that Griffin is headed down the same path as Malone

  • http://twitter.com/AdonKay Ado

    I hope not, Nate has already shown in Portland he knows how to lose control over a young talented team failing to motivate them when things start going a little wrong.
    Still pretty sure he is twice the coach with his eyes closed than Vinny is

  • Bongstradamus

    Michael Jordan needs to pay whatever the cost is to get Sloan in Charlotte. He needs to build a program with someone he knows and respects and can trust to do the job the right way without needing to interfere. Brooklyn isnt the right fit for Sloan, Prokorov is win-now, he needs someone willing to go all in on the system and accountability.

    Michael needs to hire Jerry Sloan and win a championship. It makes sense across all levels. It’s a goal for both of them and the entire program. Michael can get Jerry that title he so brutally took away as a player and win the one he wants as an owner. It’s synchronicity.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    Nate wants to focus on defense and a controlled tempo. That is exactly what what Paul is going to ask of management. Far as I can tell, Nate McMillan and Byron Scott favorites for LAC job.

  • Ugh

    No team with Jerry Sloan qas head coach will ever win a c hampionship – unless they’re a high school team. He has no sets other than the P&R, can’t manage players, can’t make adjustments and won’t ever win a ring.
    Having said that, he’d probably do wonders for Charlotte on a 3 year contract, after whcich their roster will have some dscipline and work ethic, at which point they can hire a real coach and try and win something.

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Sanchez

    dont do it sloan. derons a baby

  • speedy

    That’s wrong!! He would have won everything if he didn’t have to play the Bull twice in the 90′s.
    Very good coach, that can do all the things you say he can’t and always did make the best of his players and rosters.

  • speedy

    I mean 97/ 98 Finals.

  • Bongstradamus

    Jerry Sloan went to the playoffs 20 out of 22 seasons with a small market team. His best center for a decade was Greg Ostertag.

    Give that man some real talent and full autonomy and he can deliver you a championship. Nobody ever questions what their role is on a Jerry Sloan team. That’s something the Bobcats desperately need and something players actually appreciate. Look at Pop with the Spurs. He rode Tony Parker like a Schwinn. Even if coach can be a hard-ass, players respect them if they know how to win and can make them better players.

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