Jerry Sloan, Bucks have discussed coaching job

Stephen Dunn

Hall of Fame coach Jerry Sloan met with the Bucks recently to discuss filling the team's head coaching vacancy.

The Milwaukee Bucks and former Utah Jazz coach Jerry Sloan met recently to discuss the team's head coaching vacancy, Sam Amick of USA Today reports. After taking some time off, he's considered a serious candidate for the position.

Sloan, 71, hasn't coached since his sudden resignation from the Jazz in 2010. The Hall of Fame coach had a fallout with the franchise's star player at the time, Deron Williams, which eventually led to a major rebuilding effort across the organization.

Now ready to return to coaching re-charged after a couple years off, Sloan joins a list of coaching candidates in Milwaukee that includes Rockets assistant Kelvin Sampson and former Trail Blazers coach Nate McMillan. Neither can boast the kind of resume that Sloan has, though.

Since beginning his coaching career with the Bulls in 1979, Sloan has posted a 1,221-803 record as an NBA head coach. Most of the time came with Utah, a team he led to back-to-back NBA Finals appearances in the late 1990's.

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