Nets Will Take Time With Phil Jackson, Let Carlesimo Run Show

Nets Will Take Time With Phil Jackson, Let Carlesimo Run Show
Sports
Like Us On Facebook
Like Us On Facebook

The bottom line has not changed — if Phil Jackson wants to be the next coach of the Brooklyn Nets, he can be. But the timetable seems to have slowed down, reports Howard Beck at the New York Times.

From the first days after Avery Johnson was fired the Nets said they were not going to treat the coaching search like the Lakers did and find someone fast. They said they wanted to take their time.

They trust interim coach P.J. Carlesimo enough to do that, Beck reports.

(The Nets) will woo Jackson whenever he is ready to be wooed, whether now or this summer.

They will happily stick with Carlesimo as the interim coach for the duration of the season, and perhaps even beyond, depending on the results.

The Nets and Jackson have not yet had any formal contact, Beck notes.

Jackson prefers to be deliberate with his decisions; he would not rush into a job. In particular that make sense because you can’t really implement the triangle offense on the fly during the regular season. Waiting until this summer makes sense.

What Jackson needs to decide is now much this roster can be tweaked — as of now the top end for this roster would be 50 wins and out in the second round of the playoffs. Does Jackson like this roster and can it be improved to both become more talented and better fir his system.

There are a lot of questions. And we shouldn’t expect any fast answers.

via Pro Basketball Talk

Photo Credit: Getty Images

Share Tweet
React
Like Us On Facebook
Like Us On Facebook

Julian Sonny

From the sandy beaches of Hawaii, to the streets of New York: Julian has seen it all. His lifetime of travels has given him a broad scope of knowledge and an eclectic taste unlike any other in the tri-state area. Julian has often been compared to cultural icon, The Rock, because of his unequivocal work ethic and warrior-like stature.

More In Sports

Also On Elite

Envision

These Heartwarming Photos Show The True, Undeniable Beauty Of Adoption

In a recent photography series titled “Blended,” photographer Kate T. Parker captured the happy moment when her family adopted a little boy from Georgia named Sam. Throughout the series, Parker’s newly extended family is seen sharing happy moments together as they welcome a new member to their household. Each of the photos depicts a welcoming, comforting […]

Sports

The 10 Most Important Things To Know About US-Belgium Matchup

Here they are. After months of every discussion regarding their chances of advancing from Group G being marked by the word “death,” the US national team is alive and well, and will be kicking in Salvador, Brazil today. The USA’s match against Belgium presents a tough task, no doubt, but no tougher than the burying […]

World

Hookah Can Kill You: One Session Has The Same Effect As Smoking 100 Cigarettes

One night during my study abroad adventure in Spain, one of my Dutch friends and I went to a little hole-in-the-wall hookah joint and indulged in some delicious shisha. Little did I know that this one session, according to a 2007 study by the American Lung Organization, equated to smoking about 100 cigarettes. I guess […]