Nets May Wait Until Offseason for Coach
The Nets are willing to wait until the offseason to find a new coach “if the right name is not there,” one person with knowledge of their plans told USA TODAY Sports on the condition of anonymity because of the private nature of the matter. But because of their serious interest in Hall of Fame coach Phil Jackson, it’s far from certain that the job will still be available by season’s end.
The team fully intends on reaching out to the retired Jackson and trying to persuade him to return to his roots. The question is whether the deep pockets that billionaire owner Mikhail Prokhorov has been known for since taking over the team in May 2010 will be enough to lure Jackson – the former Los Angeles Lakers and Chicago Bulls coach who won a league-record 11 championships.