If the Bobcats manage to get Jerry Sloan as their Coach next year, that would be a MASSIVE shot in the arm for that franchise. God knows they need it.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Charlotte Bobcats will interview Hall of Famer Jerry Sloan on Friday for their vacant head-coaching position, Sloan told SI.com on Thursday.
The 70-year-old Sloan spent 23 seasons with the Utah Jazz before resigning in February 2011. He hasn't coached since.
"I'm supposed to talk to Charlotte tomorrow, and beyond that I haven't talked to anybody else," he told SI.com. "... I wouldn't talk to them if I wasn't interested. I wouldn't waste their time. That's not something I'm interested in doing. But I have no idea, and they probably have no idea about me, so I don't know. I guess that's why we're meeting."
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.
The Bobcats finished the season an NBA-worst 7-59.