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Sloan interviews, pulls name out of Blazers coaching search

Jul 12, 2012, 4:46 PM EDT

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That was over before it started.

Which is good, because Paul Allen and Jerry Sloan? Train wreck.

Jerry Sloan interviewed for the Trail Blazers open head coaching position but has decided to pull out, reports Chris Tomasson of Fox Sports Florida.

Jerry Sloan on Portland: “I talked to them yesterday. But it just didn’t work out on my part’ Sloan didn’t want give reason why pulled out

It’s the second interview Sloan has had for an NBA head position that he has pulled out because not right situation. Charlotte one before.

Sloan has said he wants to get back into coaching but it is going to have to be the right situation for the old-school coach. You can ask Deron Williams, not all current players love playing for him. But he will bring discipline and defense to the right team.

But Portland would not have been it.

  1. danfrommv - Jul 12, 2012 at 4:48 PM

    Wish the Lakers would have signed Sloan instead of Mike Brown

  2. baron30 - Jul 12, 2012 at 5:17 PM

    If only the Clippers would fire Vinny Del Negro….i would imagine that the Griffin and CP3 would fit mighty nicely in the old Jazz Stockton and Malone playbook.

    • londonaiooo - Jul 12, 2012 at 6:24 PM

      I also imagine that CP3 would’ve bristled at Sloan trying to call plays and make sure everything stays in his system, much like Williams did, which caused Sloan to quit. So in some ways history would repeat itself, just not like Stockton and Malone and with Sloan getting fired before CP3 quits.

  3. rickyspanish - Jul 13, 2012 at 4:42 AM

    Why would Sloan and Allen not work?

  4. broncojazzfan - Jul 14, 2012 at 1:02 AM

    I hope Sloan NEVER coaches again. Especially for a LA team.

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