Hall of Famer Jerry Sloan said he interviewed Wednesday for the Portland coaching job but has removed himself from consideration.
Sloan said Trail Blazers general manager Neil Olshey flew to Salt Lake City to interview him. However, Sloan called the team Thursday to pull out.
I talked to them yesterday, Sloan said in a phone interview with FOX Sports Florida. But it just didnt work out on my part.
Sloan said he didnt want to give reasons as to why the position didnt ultimately interest him.
Sloan had told FOX Sports Florida in May he wanted to return to coaching after being out since resigning from Utah in February 2011. Since then, he also has interviewed for the Charlotte job, but he pulled out of the running for that one as well.
Sloan said he has not talked to any other teams since then. He has not been contacted by Orlando, the only other team along with Portland that doesn't currently have a coach.
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