Jerry Sloan: next Charlotte Bobcats coach?

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The Charlotte Bobcats finished 7-59, with the worst record in NBA history. This gave Michael Jordan an association with both the best (’96-’97 72-10 Chicago Bulls) and the worst teams in league history. Another former Bulls player, will Hall of Famer Jerry Sloan, will interview Friday for Bobcats vacant head coaching position.

Sloan, among the top coaches ever in total career victories, took a year off following his long stint with the Utah Jazz. But he’s ready to be back in the game again.

According to the AP, and their anonymous source:

The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the team hasn’t made its list of candidates public.

The 70-year-old Sloan spent 23 seasons with the Utah Jazz before resigning in February 2011. He hasn’t coached since.

Sloan first told SI.com on Thursday that he plans to meet with Bobcats officials.

Sloan becomes the ninth known candidate, joining Patrick Ewing, Nate McMillan, Dave Joerger, Mike Malone, Nate Tibbetts, Mike Dunlap and Stephen Silas. The Bobcats also plan to interview Indiana Pacers assistant Brian Shaw.

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