The Brooklyn Nets elected to let go of P.J. Carlesimo after a Game 7 loss to the short-handed Chicago Bulls in the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs over the weekend.
Names such as Phil Jackson and Jeff Van Gundy have circulated as possible candidates who could fill that vacancy.
Even the name of 71-year-old Jerry Sloan was brought up. The problem with that is, Deron Williams plays for the Nets.
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 told CSNNW.com via phone. “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.”
Sloan retired from coaching after resigning in the middle of the 2010-11 season. He has accumulated 1221 regular season victories, third all-time in wins at the time of retirement.