SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 Sports) - Former Utah Jazz coach Jerry Sloan will interview for the Charlotte Bobcats head coaching vacancy later this week, according to ESPN's Chris Broussard.
Sloan, who resigned after 23 seasons with the Jazz in February 2011, is the NBA's 3rd all-time winningest coach with 1,221 career victories. The Bobcats are coming off the worst season in NBA history with a record of 7-59.
The 70-year-old Hall of Fame coach is also reportedly interested in the Orlando Magic job which became open when Stan Van Gundy was fired on Monday.
If Sloan takes the Charlotte job, he will work for Bobcats owner Michael Jordan, who defeated Sloan's Jazz teams in the 1997 and 1998 NBA Finals with the Chicago Bulls.
Sloan told Fox Sports Florida on Tuesday that he needed a break from basketball when he left the game in 2011, resigning after a loss to the Bulls and a confrontation with point guard Deron Williams.
"I worked (26) years (as a coach)," Sloan told the regional sports network. "It was time for me to move on and see what was going in the world. That's been kind of interesting. But I still have that void of basketball."