Phil Jackson Rebuffs the Nets – Wants Management Position

Updated: May 7, 2013

Reports surfaced today that Billy King would reach out to Phil Jackson to gauge his interest in coaching the Brooklyn Nets.

Now word has come down tonight via the NY Post and Yahoo that Jackson is not interested in coaching any longer and wants a management position in the NBA.

[quote_simple]Yahoo Sports

Nets general manager Billy King talked with Jackson on Tuesday, and Jackson, the 11-time champion coach, reaffirmed his desire to pursue a broader front-office role over coaching in his return to the NBA.

Mikhail Prokhorov, the Nets’ billionaire owner, was believed to be prepared to make Jackson the highest-paid coach in team history.

The Nets had waited for a response from Jackson before embarking on their coaching search, and now will soon start reaching out to candidates.[/quote_simple]

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