Ever since he shocked the basketball world in 2011, Jerry Sloan's name has popped up in rumors and reports for a multitude of NBA coaching positions.

Portland, Charlotte, Milwaukee and so on.

Add another possibility — one much closer to home — to the mix.

The Utah Jazz have had a preliminary discussion with Sloan about returning to the fold in an unspecified position.

Twenty-eight months after resigning from being the Jazz's head coach, the Hall of Famer is open to considering taking a role with his old organization to help the rebuilding franchise and his successor, Tyrone Corbin.

"That's up to (them). That's a situation that's strictly up to Ty or somebody in the Jazz organization," Sloan told the Deseret News. "If they want me around, fine. If they don't, (fine). They'd talked to me a little bit about it a little bit earlier."

Sloan didn't say whether or not an offer was made. Nor did he specify whether a possible return would be as a consultant, a coach or in the front office. The 71-year-old, who still lives in Utah, is very respectful of Corbin, his former assistant coach and player, and wouldn’t want to become a distraction.

"I'd hate to be in anybody's way," Sloan said.

Kevin O'Connor, the Jazz's executive vice president of basketball operations, was unavailable for a comment. Asked about Sloan possibly being hired back by the Jazz, general manager Dennis Lindsey replied, "No comment."