Jerry Sloan No Longer Interested in Coaching the Charlotte Bobcats

by June 15, 2012

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.’”