As of Monday, Phil Jackson is still the only coaching prospect Billy King has reached out. And Phil Jackson, in an interview with Dan Patrick, said that indeed the Nets did contact him about coaching, which he said he is "absolutely" done with.
Patrick asked Jackson Tuesday, "Best job offer you've had recently?
"Well, the Brooklyn situation, I think, is a good situation," the 11-time NBA champion responded
When Patrick asked if it was a front office job, Jackson seemed to hesitate, then noted, "That was, come and ... no, that was coaching basically. They wanted to know if I was still interested."
Jackson laughed when Patrick asked if he was only going to coach home games and not travel.
"I didn't even think about it," Jackson said.
Jackson wasn't asked any more about the conversation with Brooklyn, but his comments seem to be an endorsement of the Nets as a destination for coaching candidates. The Nets reportedly reached out to Jackson around the time Avery Johnson was fired, but that Jackson turned them down then, too. Jackson has said he is only interested in a front office job. Jackson also told Patrick that he had extensive discussions with the ownership group that wanted to buy the Kings and move them to Seattle.
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