Report: Phil Jackson is Nets’ top target

Posted on: 12:06 am, December 28, 2012, by , updated on: 12:14am, December 28, 2012


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.