Jerry Sloan Smart to Pass On Milwaukee Bucks Coaching Job

By Devin O'Barr
Jerry Sloan watches on
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The NBA missed Jerry Sloan roaming the sidelines in 2013. It was incredibly strange to not see Sloan coaching a team this year, but hopefully one team will take a chance on the hall of fame coach.

Many teams are not yet decided on what to do with their head coach and the Milwaukee Bucks are one of them. Despite living in rural Illinois, Sloan declined the opportunity to coach the sputtering Bucks. Sloan has no business coaching a team like Milwaukee as they have little-to-no depth and lack playoff contending talent as well. After 26 years with the Utah Jazz his resume is one that Sloan can throw in front of and impress any NBA general manager.

While he was never able to get a title out of Deron Williams and Carlos Boozer, coaches with far less skill than Sloan have won titles and the old-timer has plenty of tread left on the tires.

The Los Angeles Clippers make the most sense in terms of landing spots for Sloan, especially if Chris Paul decides to stay in L.A. Colleagues of Sloan have said that prospective teams “have to be able to compete” because “Jerry is a competitor” making the Clippers move even more likely.

It’s obvious that the Bucks are one of the last teams on Sloan’s list for teams that he could coach, but as the months wear on and his options dwindle maybe the Bucks pop up again. Either way, I have no doubts that Sloan will return to his court side perch when the 2013-14 season begins this fall.

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