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Friday, May 17th, 2013 at 11:10 am  |  3 responses

Jerry Sloan Turned Down the Milwaukee Bucks


Following an interview, Jerry Sloan told the Milwaukee Bucks thanks, but no thanks. Per NBA.com: “Hall of Fame coach Jerry Sloan has decided he is not interested in the Milwaukee Bucks’ head coaching job after meeting with Bucks officials last week, according to veteran agent Keith Glass, who is advising Sloan on potential head coaching jobs. [...] ‘The bottom line is, Jerry doesn’t really feel it’s the right fit for him right now,’ Glass said Thursday. ‘He’s interested (in coaching again). He’s in Chicago now watching the Pre-Draft. And his name keeps popping up with every job, and he hasn’t applied for anything. He had a real nice meeting with them. They came to see him on his farm (in downstate Illinois). They had a great meeting just in terms of liking each other. (Bucks general manager) John Hammond said ‘I wish I could have stayed and watched the game with him.’ It’s just not the right fit for Jerry, from Jerry’s point of view. That’s not a negative thing; that’s just the reality.’ [...] Glass said that Sloan, third on the all-time coaching wins list with 1,221 victories, would be interested in coaching a playoff-level team. ‘Jerry probably is a lot like Scott (Skiles), in that the working conditions and where the team is (contender-wise) are important,’ Glass said. ‘For Jerry to go to a place that’s going to take years to build—and I’m not talking about Milwaukee, I’m talking about anywhere—that’s just not right for him. They have to be able to compete. Jerry is a competitor, and he wants to compete and teach.’”

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