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Jackson: Meadowlands Big Negative

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Back in 1999, the Nets previous owners pursed Phil Jackson, then between jobs. They offered him more than anyone had offered him before or since, he says. But as he tells J.A. Adande in an article on the Nets future, he turned them down because of the venue. "Being a basketball team in the swampland there is very difficult," said Jackson. "There's no heartland". He recommended Byron Scott.