Phil Jackson Reportedly Interested in Brooklyn Nets Job
Ken Berger of CBS Sports reports that the legendary head coach "would be interested in exploring the possibility of coaching the Brooklyn franchise 'for sure.'"
Berger also states that the Nets will try to move on this possibility, saying that the team will "reach out to Jackson to inquire about his interest and possibly arrange a meeting to discuss the particulars."
Brooklyn's job opened up after the team decided to fire Avery Johnson on Thursday. The squad fell to 14-14 on the year after opening up with an 11-4 record.
Assistant P.J. Carlesimo will coach the Nets in the interim, but getting Jackson out of retirement certainly sounds appealing.
The 67-year-old coach is one of the most decorated people in the history of the NBA. He won 70.4 percent of his games as the head of the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers and his 11 championships are the most all-time.
Most recently, he led the Lakers to a 57-25 record in the 2010-11 season before the team lost in the Western Conference Semifinals.
He entertained the notion of rejoining his former squad at the beginning of this season when Mike Brown was fired after just five games. However, Los Angeles decided to hire Mike D'Antoni instead.
This organization is looking to make a splash in its first season in Brooklyn after moving from New Jersey. It spent a lot of money putting together a talented roster, and now, it needs someone to coach the players into the playoffs.
Whether Phil Jackson is that coach remains to be seen, but apparently, it is now entirely possible.
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