“Yeah, probably, if I thought it would be the right situation,’’ Sloan, a Hall of Famer, told FOX Sports Florida on Thursday about still being interested in coaching.
Sloan said he hasn’t heard anything from Milwaukee, Charlotte, Philadelphia or Detroit, teams that officially have jobs open.
“I’ve not aware of any (interest from those teams),’’ Sloan said. “I haven’t said hello to anybody.’’
Considering the Pistons have had an opening for a couple weeks, I’d guess they would have already reached out to Jerry Sloan if they were interested in hiring him. But maybe they’ll miss out on their top targets, or maybe their new advisor will point them to Sloan.
Are the Pistons “the right situation” for the former Jazz coach? Who knows. They’re not going to win right now, but they have an intriguing group of young players who need molding.
The Pistons would probably prefer someone a little more patient with young players, but I could also see the Pistons wanting a coach with the potential to set a tone for the organization – much like Rick Carlisle did. (When he coached the Pistons, he wasn’t as advanced as a coach as he is now. His biggest contribution was getting the players to players to play hard, focus on defense and share the ball.)