If the Brooklyn Nets want Phil Jackson in their organization, it won’t be in a coaching capacity. Jackson’s reiterated many times that he’s not interested in a return to coaching. But in an interview with the Hall of Fame coach on The Dan Patrick Show, Jackson says the Nets offered him the opportunity to coach, not an opportunity in the front office.
Jackson expressed that the Brooklyn situation was the most appealing coaching offer to him, calling it “a good situation,” but turned it down. Jackson has said before that he’s interested in a return to basketball in a front-office capacity, but the Nets only offered him the head coaching position.
The Nets coaching search has stalled while two candidates (Indiana Pacers assistant Brian Shaw and Memphis Grizzlies head coach Lionel Hollins) complete playoff runs.