The Nets coaching search begins: Phil Jackson, Jeff Van Gundy, & the usual candidates

Putting the pieces together from around the web today on the Brooklyn Nets coaching search: Billy King: “It was a difficult decision, and we talked about it, but looking at the long-term and the future of this organization, I felt it was best to look elsewhere to try and find the right fit. I thanked […]

Carlesimo may last season, but Phil Jackson is the Nets primary coaching target

Phil Jackson

The Brooklyn Nets are in no rush to replace interim coach P.J. Carlesimo, and Carlesimo may even last the full season — but they have their sights set high. According to Howard Beck of the New York Times, the organization will “woo” 11-time championship coach Phil Jackson “whenever he is ready to be wooed,” whether […]

Prokhorov mum on coaches: “you know who the usual suspects are”

Mikhail Prokhorov

Brooklyn Nets owner, Russian billionaire, political player, and fake journalist Mikhail Prokhorov refused to fuel rumors and speculation regarding a coaching search directly, repeating the mantra that interim coach P.J. Carlesimo currently held the team’s coaching reigns. Prokhorov said some iteration of “P.J. is our coach” five times in the span of two minutes, throwing […]

Report: Jeff Van Gundy interested in Nets coaching job — with one condition

via Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo!: While Jeff Van Gundy does have interest in the Brooklyn Nets’ opening, he’ll be likely unwilling to meet with team officials while an interim coach is in place during the season, league sources told Yahoo! Sports. Brooklyn hasn’t contacted Van Gundy, but sources said he’s one of several candidates, including […]