P.J. talks Kidd taking his old job: “Jason’s one of the best ever”

P.J. Carlesimo

In an interview on The Tim Brando Show, current ESPN analyst and former Brooklyn Nets interim head coach P.J. Carlesimo shared his thoughts on Jason Kidd’s potential candidacy for the Nets’ vacant head coaching position, and what advice he would give Kidd. Carlesimo spoke in oddly finite terms, as if the deal were already done, […]

P.J.: Championship goals unrealistic for Nets

P.J. Carlesmo, Reggie Evans

Former Brooklyn Nets interim head coach P.J. Carlesimo thinks Mikhail Prokhorov’s goal of winning a championship in the next two years isn’t realistic with the team’s current roster. “That’s a heavy load for anybody, not just for Brooklyn,” Carlesimo said in a conference call with reporters Thursday. “I don’t know if that’s realistic the way […]

P.J. Carlesimo’s next job will be with…

ESPN. The New York Daily News reports that former Brooklyn Nets head coach P.J. Carlesimo has been hired by ESPN to work as a studio analyst for the 2013 playoffs and fill the void that was left when Flip Saunders was hired by the Minnesota Timberwolves to become their President of Basketball Operations. Says Carlesimo: […]

P.J. Carlesimo receives one first-place vote, one second-place vote for Coach of the Year

P.J. Carlesimo

Former Brooklyn Nets interim head coach P.J. Carlesimo received one first-place vote and one second-place vote in the NBA’s annual vote for Coach of the Year, tying him for tenth place with Clippers coach Vinny Del Negro among all coaches. Denver Nuggets coach George Karl won in a landslide, earning 62 of the 121 first-place […]

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 […]

P.J. Carlesimo’s wide-ranging interview on WFAN: Playoffs, D-Will, his coaching future, and more

P.J. Carlesimo

Brooklyn Nets interim coach P.J. Carlesimo joined “Beningo and Roberts in the Midday” on WFAN 660 AM/101.9 FM this afternoon. It was the first time Carlesimo appeared on the show, hosted by Nets season ticket holder Evan Roberts and Knicks fan Joe Beningo. The Brooklyn bench boss covered a range of topics from the healing […]

Nets won’t sit their starters again Wednesday

After resting starters Deron Williams, Joe Johnson, Reggie Evans, and Brook Lopez, along with bench players Keith Bogans and Jerry Stackhouse, with various hilarious ailments that I wish anagrammed to “We’re resting our guys for the playoffs you idiots,” I asked Brooklyn Nets interim head coach P.J. Carlesimo in the post-game press conference if he’d […]

P.J. makes it clear: “Gerald’s gotta play”

Gerald Wallace

If there were any doubts about Gerald Wallace’s rotation spot, Brooklyn Nets interim head coach P.J. Carlesimo cleared them up quickly after Monday night’s 106-101 victory over the Washington Wizards. “Gerald’s gotta play,” Carlesimo stressed. Following Sunday’s loss to the Toronto Raptors, the Brooklyn Nets locked themselves into the fourth seed of the playoffs, and […]