• Source: Nets contact Jackson about vacancy

    Summary of 4 articles · Updated May 7, 2013
    Jackson informed the team that he is not interested in their head-coaching vacancy, a source confirmed to ESPNNewYork.com. Another source with knowledge of the situation said "the situation would have to be perfect" for Jackson to return to the sideline and described Jackson's conversations with the Nets as "very limited." NBA.com first reported the Nets had reached out to Jackson regarding their coaching job. Jackson hasn't coached in a couple of seasons, and he's expressed more interest in a front office position than one on the bench, but the Nets got him to at least hear them out. So...there's a chance? Nah. Jackson, 67, is not believed to be interested in coaching again. "And then from there, if he's looking to go in a different direction and not coach, then I'll say, 'OK, then I'll move on.' But it sounds like I've got to talk to him, got to look at it and say, 'You've got 11 rings, you're sitting on the sidelines.' So, before you do anything, you've got to talk to him and just see does he want to coach."
    Source: ESPN.com
    • Phil Jackson Turns Down The Brooklyn Nets Head Coach Offer

      Legendary NBA head coach Phil Jackson reportedly spoke to the Nets today about their recently-vacated head coach position. Ex-coach P.J. Carlesimo was just fired after the Nets lost in the first round of the NBA playoffs to the Chicago Bulls. Jackson ha…
      Source: deadspin.com
    • Jackson declines overture to coach Brooklyn Nets

      NEW YORK -- Phil Jackson has informed the Brooklyn Nets that he is not interested in the team's head coaching position, an NBA source confirmed to SI.com. Jackson, 67, is not believed to be interested in coaching again. A source familiar with Jackson's …
      Source: CNNSI.com

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