Dec. 29, 2012; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; From left Utah Jazz former assistant coach Phil Johnson , former Jazz head coach Jerry Sloan and current Jazz vice president Kevin O

Where will Jerry Sloan End Up Coaching?

It’s no secret that Jerry Sloan wants to come back to coaching.  A few weeks back Jerry even interviewed with the Bucks but declined the job.  Jerry, now 71, is looking to get on the sidelines again.  I know a lot of Jazz fans would love to have him back but Jerry is friends with Tyrone Corbin and wouldn’t want to put him out of a job even though I’m guessing the Millers and O’Connor would love to have him back.  So where could Jerry end up?  Here’s a list of open coaching positions currently:

1. Brooklyn Nets

2. Milwaukee Bucks

3. Philadelphia 76ers

4. Phoenix Suns

5. Detroit Pistons

6. Charlotte Bobcats

He already interviewed and declined the Milwaukee job so really their are 5 jobs left that Jerry could take.  Deron said he would like Jerry to go to Brooklyn but us here in Utah believe that Deron is the reason Jerry left in the first place so count that out.  That leaves 4 teams that Jerry could possibly go to.  All 4 are lottery teams and 2 of them are awful (the Suns and Bobcats), I don’t see him coming back to coach a team that can’t win 25 games at their best.  That leaves me to believe that Jerry will end up in either Philadelphia or Detroit.

Detroit is really close to his hometown in Illinois which leads me to think that Detroit(after turning down Milwaukee) will be at the top of his list.  They already have a bright young point guard in Brandon Knight along with a pick and roll threat with Greg Monroe.  The Pistons will benefit greatly from a system of Jerry Sloan’s clibur and will immediately see the upside from it.  Along with that there aren’t really any guys with attitude on the Pistons which is why Jerry left coaching in the first place.

No one knows where Jerry will end up or if he will come back to coaching but if he does expect him to give high consideration to the Detroit Pistons.

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