The Brooklyn Nets have their eyes set on NBA coaching legend Phil Jackson to replace Avery Johnson, according to a report from ESPN’s Marc Stein and Chris Broussard.
Despite reports of Jackson not having interest in the job, the Nets still seem intent of making a serious run for his services.
A source told ESPN Jackson would “entertain an approach from Brooklyn,” and that discussing a third stint with the L.A. Lakers got the coach thinking about making a return to the NBA.
Jackson, 67, last coached on May 8, 2011 before retiring for a second time from the Lakers. In his 20 seasons of coaching, Jackson won 11 NBA championships and amassed a regular-season record of 1,155-485.