Report: Nets Reach Out To Phil Jackson About Coaching Vacancy

CBS Atlanta

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Nets general manager Billy King has reportedly followed through on his plans to reach out to Phil Jackson to measure the 67-year-old’s interest in Brooklyn’s coaching vacancy.

The Nets previously eyed the coaching legend in December after firing Avery Johnson. On Sunday, King said he’d contact Jackson when announcing the team would not retain interim coach P.J. Carlesimo.

The retired Jackson, who may be more interested in a front-office position in the NBA, “is so far the only candidate officially contacted in the Nets’ search,” the Daily News reported.

Indiana Pacers assistant coach Brian Shaw and former Knicks coach Jeff Van Gundy could enter the mix, though both have been tight-lipped about the possibility. That wasn’t the case for Jerry Sloan, who told Comcast Sports Net Northwest that he “would definitely listen” if the Nets called.

Sloan and Nets point guard Deron Williams had a…

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