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Phil Jackson Intrigued by Coaching Nets?
Posted By HOOPSWORLD On December 28, 2012 @ 6:59 am In All,Headlines,NBA Headlines | No Comments
As the Nets enter the search for Avery Johnson’s replacement, the most decorated coach in NBA history is only a phone call away.
Phil Jackson, the 11-time champion coach, would be interested in exploring the possibility of coaching the Brooklyn franchise “for sure,” a person with knowledge of his thinking told CBSSports.com Thursday night.
An earlier public statement from Jackson’s agent, Todd Musburger, that he wasn’t interested in the job “at this time” should be taken quite literally. Jackson has never been one to lobby for jobs, and he’s meticulous in his decision-making process. In other words, Jackson would want to explore all aspects of the job — from roster to personnel decisions to philosophical compatibility — with the team’s decision-makers before signaling his willingness to jump back to the sideline.
Coaching in New York is “a situation that would intrigue him,” the person familiar with Jackson’s thinking said. “He has a lot of history with that place.”
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