Phil Jackson and Stan Van Gundy Not Interested in Coaching the Brooklyn Nets

by December 27, 2012

Before you get any ideas about high-profile replacements for the recently-fired Avery Johnson in Brooklyn, forget about Stan Van Gundy and Phil Jackson possibly taking the job. Neither one wants to coach the Nets. Per the Orlando Sentinel and “Former Magic coach Stan Van Gundy told me Thursday that he will pass on the suddenly vacant Brooklyn Nets’ head coaching job is it is offered. ‘I have zero interest in that job,’ Van Gundy said in a text message. […] The longtime agent for Phil Jackson, Todd Musburger, said that Jackson is not interested in coaching the Brooklyn Nets. The Nets fired Avery Johnson Thursday morning. ‘Phil has no interest in the Nets job at this time,’ Musburger said via text. […] Jackson, Musburger said earlier this year, was more interested in a management position similar to that of Pat Riley’s in Miami, where he could shape the front office and roster, and hire a coach that would be comfortable running the triangle offense that Jackson used to win 11 titles in Chicago and Los Angeles, making him the NBA’s all-time winner of championships, passing the legendary Red Auerbach.”