Originally written on Crossover Chronicles  |  Last updated 5/25/12
Basketball_hall_of_b135

Coaches never really seem to retire. Even when they say they’re done coaching, teams will still be offering jobs, at least to the good ones. Former Utah Jazz head coach Jerry Sloan is definitely one of the good ones. Sloan retired last year after 23 years with the Jazz. The 70-year-old is the NBA’s third-winningest coach all time, and it looks like he may want to add a few more wins to his total.

Sloan did an interview with Sports Illustrated where he says his energy is back and he feels as good as he did three years ago before he had his knee replaced.

So if Sloan did want to come back, where will he end up? He’s interviewing with the Charlotte Bobcats today. After posting the worst record in NBA history, the Bobcats would be lucky to land a coach like Jerry Sloan, but the rumors are that they might be looking at Patrick Ewing to take the job. Ewing has been an assistant coach for 9 seasons and says he wants to be a head coach. Being close friends with Bobcats owner Michael Jordan might put him on the inside track to accomplishing that goal.

Even if Sloan doesn’t get the job in Charlotte, there are other ones out there as well. Sloan has been mentioned as a candidate to replace Stan Van Gundy in Orlando and there’s also an opening in Portland after the Trail Blazers fired coach Nate McMillan. Sloan says he’s open to any opportunities, but nothing is set in stone yet.

“A lot of this is all speculation, and I don't like to deal with it that way,” said Sloan. “People call and say, ‘Well, your name might be mentioned.’ Well, it might be, but I have nothing to do with that. I don't have someone putting my name out there, and I'm not putting it out there. I guess they throw enough mud on the wall, but some of it fell off.”

If Sloan really wants to come back, I can’t imagine him not getting any offer he wants. He’s one of the greatest coaches of all time. If he were to get the job in Charlotte though, I hope he has some sort of miracle quick fix. If he wants to have the most wins all time, and he gets 7 wins a year with the Bobcats, he’ll be stuck coaching for 16 more years.

[follow]

GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Arthur Blank on Roger Goodell: ‘Change may be appropriate’

Belichick gives typical reply to question about Brady's freedom

Goodell not attending season opener at Gillette Stadium

Jakub Voracek will donate $1,000 for every point he scores

Dwayne Bowe reportedly in danger of being cut by Browns

Slava Voynov taken into custody by U.S Immigration

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

The Redskins finally catch a break with Jamison Crowder

GM's wife reportedly pressured by Redskins to apologize

Five Nebraska players suspended for opener named

Jason Pierre-Paul reportedly plans to join Giants next week

Curt Schilling suspended by ESPN for rest of MLB season

Report: Roger Goodell buyout would cost roughly $150 million

Freshmen to watch in Week 1 of college football

Early returns on Manny Machado, MLB shortstop

Judge Berman offered free coffee for life

Conor McGregor insults Jose Aldo, plans move to lightweight

Angry Indy columnist: Don't fall for 'Deflategate magic trick'

Staubach calls Romo 'one of the best quarterbacks in the league'

Utah forbade Harbaugh-themed bus from campus

Sarah Thomas working Giants-Patriots is great for NFL’s future

Clayton Kershaw and his chance at 300 strikeouts

Terrell Owens, wife have Twitter fight over wife swap show

Sonny Gray's AL Cy Young push

The 10 most embarrassing blunders in NFL history

2015 could be one of Peyton Manning's worst seasons

NBA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

The Gospel Of Harbaugh prepares for its ultimate test of faith

Meet the Utah Utes, the pluckiest program in college football

Iman Shumpert will name daughter Iman Shumpert Jr.

Dallas company celebrates Romo with DirecTV 'crownies'

Top 10 storylines for Week 4 of the NFL preseason

Matt Williams is still hopelessly married to the idea of the closer’s role

Five unique CFB games to watch this weekend

Be careful what you wish for, Jay Gruden

Ryan taking leap of faith with Bills

Top 10 storylines for Week 1 of college football season

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker