One unexpected contender for the Miami Heat coaching vacancy could be former Utah coach Frank Layden, now the Jazz president and a color commentator on the NBA's radio network.

"Yes, I would be interested," he said during a broadcast Wednesday night. Layden hasn't coached in the NBA since stepping down from the Jazz on Dec. 9, 1988.Ron Rothstein resigned Wednesday, citing the emotional toll of coaching an expansion team. Reports that he would leave the Heat were first published more than two weeks ago, but team officials insisted they have yet to think about a successor.