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Report: Bucks mulling Jerry Sloan

The Milwaukee Bucks are seriously considering hiring Hall of Famer Jerry Sloan as their next coach, according to a report by USA Today Sports.

The newspaper reported that the 71-year-old Sloan, who has not coached since his abrupt resignation from the Utah Jazz in February 2011 after 23 seasons, already has met with the Bucks about their vacant job.

Sloan, who has 1,221 career wins to rank third all time, turned down an offer from the Portland Trail Blazers last offseason and also was in the running to take over the Charlotte Bobcats before removing himself from consideration.

The Bucks have been in the market for a new coach after not retaining Jim Boylan. Milwaukee, which made the playoffs despite its third straight losing season, was swept in the first round by the Miami Heat.

In addition to Sloan, the Bucks also have reportedly met with Los Angeles Lakers assistant Steve Clifford.