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Jerry Sloan open to coaching Deron Williams, Nets?

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04:38 PM ET 05.06 | Could a Deron Williams-Jerry Sloan reunion really happen in Brooklyn? Years after a fallout with the superstar player led to both leaving the Utah Jazz, Sloan says he'd be willing to listen to overtures from Nets GM Billy King should he come calling about a return to coaching. After letting interim coach P.J. Carlesimo go following a disappointing first round ouster at the hands of the undermanned Chicago Bulls, the Nets are presumably looking for a coach that can turn the team into a title contender. With talent like Williams, Brook Lopez and Joe Johnson, few coaching vacancies will be offer the kind of talent Brooklyn already has on hand. And with a resume like Sloan's, which includes multiple NBA Finals appearances with Utah, the match could be perfect if the Hall of Fame coach can clear the air with his star player.

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May 6, 2013  05:12 PM ET

Jerry Don't do it! You are too classy to fall into this dead end job.

May 6, 2013  06:38 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Jerry Don't do it! You are too classy to fall into this dead end job.

Tempting, but agreed. Wait for the Lakers job to open up again.

May 6, 2013  07:23 PM ET

I still remember Deron Williams rookie year in Utah. There was a report that he called up his college coach complaining about Jerry Slone. His college coach told him, "What do you want me to do? This is a guy that coached John Stockton and Karl Malone. **** up and listen to the guy."

May 6, 2013  07:35 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Tempting, but agreed. Wait for the Lakers job to open up again.

Or the coveted Mighty Raptors job

May 7, 2013  01:32 AM ET

This one is a "dead on arrival" proposal.

May 7, 2013  09:29 AM ET

Blasphemous Rumors, Bro.

May 7, 2013  02:07 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

This one is a "dead on arrival" proposal.

Deron isn't open to Jerry joining the Nets. Apparently the Russian & cookie are seeking a yes man in the mold of Jason Garrett.

 
May 7, 2013  02:09 PM ET

dookie

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