Legendary coach, Jerry Sloan, will be interviewing with the Charlotte Bobcats for the head coach position that was left behind by Paul Silas. After taking this season off from coaching, the former Jazz coach is itching to make a return to the NBA.
Sloan recently told S.I.com,
"I'm supposed to talk to Charlotte tomorrow (Friday), and beyond that I haven't talked to anybody else," he told SI.com. "... I wouldn't talk to them if I wasn't interested. I wouldn't waste their time. That's not something I'm interested in doing. But I have no idea, and they probably have no idea about me, so I don't know. I guess that's why we're meeting."
The Charlotte Bobcats were the worst team in the NBA this season and one of the worst teams in NBA history. Despite the daunting situation, the 70-year-old coach doesn’t seem intimidated by the challenge.
“You've got to realize that I played on an expansion team in my second year. We were supposed to win 10 games. And you deal with a bunch of guys who are willing to work and put in a lot of effort, you never know what can happen. We won 33 games, and I think we were the only expansion team to make the playoffs. That, to me, was an interesting thing to be involved with. I don't mean to say that [the Bobcats] are an expansion team, but they've struggled some and you never know. Maybe the minds work together and something comes out of it.”
There are currently nine other candidates for the coaching position, but Sloan’s name is right at the top of the list. If there is anyone that can unleash the full potential out of these young players and teach them how to be professionals, on and off the court, it is Jerry Sloan.
The Bobcats haven't done the best job of scouting and drafting new talent under Michael Jordan's regime, but selecting Jerry Sloan should be a no brainer even for this franchise.