Jerry Sloan says he'll listen if Nets call

Jerry Sloan says he's open to coaching the Brooklyn Nets.

"I haven't done the research on their roster, but I would definitely listen if they called," Sloan told Comcast SportsNet Northwest.

The Nets announced Sunday that interim head coach P.J. Carlesimo will not return for the 2013-14 season.

Nets point guard Deron Williams, who some believe was responsible for Sloan's resignation in Utah, endorsed his former coach on Sunday, saying he'd "love" to play for Sloan again.

Williams spoke highly of Sloan's motion offense earlier in the season, and believes he'd get the most out of the team, toughness-wise.

Williams has developed a reputation -- fairly or unfairly -- as a coach-killer. Nets GM Billy King says that's unfair.

"Deron had nothing to do with Avery [Johnson] being fired," King said Monday on ESPN NewYork 98.7 FM. "People can make the assumptions and make the accusations, but he had nothing to do with it. It's on me. And P.J. not being back is not on Deron. I think all the players came out in support of P.J., so it's not on him."