Jerry Sloan is "seriously considering" a return to coaching, according to Bucks beat writer Gery Woelfel.
Woelfel also reported on Milwaukee radio that Sloan would prefer to work in a smaller market, meaning the Bucks could be a dark horse for his services. Of course, Sloan would have to be interested in the Bucks roster and remaking the entire team, but it's clear that he's not slamming the door on the possibility of a return.
Utah executive Kevin O'Connor denied a television report that he'd be stepping down from his job with the Jazz.
O'Connor is the former GM of the team, but he stepped into a diminished role last season with Dennis Lindsey replacing him. A local TV station reported that O'Connor would leave the team and hand all duties to Lindsey, but that was met with a fierce denial. "Not true, and I have no comment," he said.
Paul Millsap admitted his impending free agency had an impact on him this season.
"I'm human, so no," he said when asked if he was able to put free agency aside during the season. "That's me being honest." The prevailing thought is that the Jazz will either re-sign Millsap or Al Jefferson, but not both with youngsters Derrick Favors and Enes Kanter ready for larger roles.
Jamaal Tinsley said he thinks he can play 3-4 more years in the NBA.
Thanks to the Mo Williams injury, Tinsley was forced to start 32 games for the Jazz this season. He averaged just 4.8 points, 5.4 assists and 2.2 rebounds while shooting 40.3 percent from the field. At age 35, Tinsely is nothing more than a third point guard.
The Salt Lake Tribune says a scenario in which unrestricted free agents Al Jefferson and Paul Millsap both return to the Jazz is "almost unthinkable."
When the Jazz chose not to trade either of their starting big men at the trade deadline, they set in motion a plan for salary cap flexibility. With up to 10 unrestricted free agents, they'll have upwards of $40 million in cap space. So they could bring back both Jefferson and Millsap for huge numbers, but it would be stunning if they did. They're better off using the money elsewhere and letting talented youngsters Derrick Favors and Enes Kanter spread their wings. Where Big Al and Millsap land will be one of fantasy's biggest offseason storylines.
DeMarre Carroll is hoping to re-sign with the Jazz as an unrestricted free agent.
"The Junkyard Dog don't want to go anywhere because the dog pound is here," he said. "I'm a Utah Jazz until they don't want me." Carroll shouldn't have a shortage of interested suitors as he's established a reputation as a high-energy bench player.
Marvin Williams has not decided whether or not to pick up his player option for next season.
Williams would be forfeiting $7.5 million if he declined it to become an unrestricted free agent, and it's not a guarantee he'd be able to land anything more than a one-year deal. He's still best remembered as the guy who was picked ahead of Deron Williams and Chris Paul in 2005.