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Bucks 'not right fit' for Sloan

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Jerry Sloan is willing to return to coaching in the NBA at age 71, but he's not planning to take just any opportunity that might come up in an offseason where turnover might lead to one-third of teams hiring a new coach.

"For Jerry to go to a place that's going to take years to build -- and I'm not talking about Milwaukee, I'm talking about anywhere -- that's just not right for him," agent Keith Glass told "They have to be able to compete. Jerry is a competitor, and he wants to compete and teach."

Glass said the Bucks visited Sloan on his farm in rural Illinois. General manager John Hammond and Sloan had a "great visit" but Sloan isn't ready to commit to that job.

"The bottom line is, Jerry doesn't really feel it's the right fit for him right now," Glass said. "He's interested (in coaching again). He's in Chicago now watching the Pre-Draft. And his name keeps popping up with every job, and he hasn't applied for anything."

If Sloan is chasing a job with a contender, he's likely waiting to hear how Vinny Del Negro's situation plays out with the Los Angeles Clippers.

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