Several weeks ago, the Utah Jazz hired Karl Malone to an assistant role to work with Jazz big men. And ever since Jerry Sloan retired, his name has been rumored to be interested in other head coaching gigs.
Looks like there will be a reunion of sorts in Utah, as the Jazz bring Sloan back as a team consultant in a “senior basketball adviser” role. The team appears happy with the job Ty Corbin is doing as head coach, so at this point it’s unlikely he’ll coach them again. But you never know.
Utah Jazz President Randy Rigby announced today the return of Hall of Fame coach Jerry Sloan to the franchise as a senior basketball adviser.
In this role, Sloan will support the Jazz basketball operations and coaching staff through player evaluations at workouts, camps, and summer league; limited pro and regional college scouting; occasional practice observation; and as host of an annual prep and college coaches clinic.
“The basketball knowledge and experience that Jerry brings is invaluable, and his insights will help in our pursuit of becoming a championship-caliber team,” said Rigby. “We are pleased to formally welcome Jerry back into the organization as an adviser.”