Deron Williams: I’m not a coach killer

Brooklyn Nets guard Deron Williams has, according to some naysayers, earned the reputation as a coach killer: he reportedly caused his former Utah Hall of Fame coach Jerry Sloan to retire after a dispute over how the team should be run a few years back, and criticized former Nets coach Avery Johnson’s offensive system just […]

What really happened between Deron Williams and Jerry Sloan

Jerry Sloan, Deron Williams

There’s always been major speculation surrounding the tenuous relationship between former Utah Jazz coach Jerry Sloan and former Jazz point guard/current Brooklyn Nets franchise player Deron Williams. The oft-told story is that Sloan’s strained relationship with Williams, branded a “coach killer,” forced him into retirement. For the first time, Jazz CEO Greg Miller spoke with […]

Brooklyn Nets coaching search: the latest

Jason Kidd (AP)

A brief roundup of everything about the current Brooklyn Nets coach search, including the news that one major candidate met with the Nets — today.

“My choice for Nets coach is…”

Lionel Hollins? George Karl? Brian Shaw? Who should Brooklyn want? (AP)

It’s June 8th, and the Brooklyn Nets are still without a head coach after letting P.J. Carlesimo go on May 5th after a first-round loss to the Chicago Bulls. With all of the candidates out there (we think!), we take a look at the top 3 choices from three of our writers.

Jerry Sloan returning to Jazz?

Jerry Sloan

When Deron Williams was in Utah with the Utah Jazz, he and then-coach Jerry Sloan clashed repeatedly — so forcefully and consistently that some reports indicated it led to Sloan’s retirement from basketball after 23 seasons. After the Nets let P.J. Carlesimo go, Williams told reporters that despite those past issues he’d “love” to play […]

Brooklyn Nets Coaching Candidates

Lionel Hollins

LATEST UPDATE: Former Utah Jazz coach Jerry Sloan has met with the Milwaukee Bucks about their open coaching position, and a reunion with Deron Williams in Brooklyn looks unlikely. More Update: An insider tells NetsDaily that Phil Jackson is the only candidate the Nets have contacted so far. More Update: Boston Celtics President of Basketball […]

Jerry Sloan open to coaching again?

Jerry Sloan, Deron Williams

About two weeks before Deron Williams left the Utah Jazz in February 2011, Jerry Sloan retired from coaching after 23 years with the Utah Jazz. Sloan, now 71, retired midseason under murky circumstances; it was reported that his rocky relationship with Williams was a factor in his decision. But now it appears the coaching itch […]