Report: Brooklyn Nets Now Want Jeff Van Gundy

Report: Brooklyn Nets Now Want Jeff Van Gundy
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Former New York Knicks and Houston Rockets head coach Jeff Van Gundy is reportedly a target for the vacant coaching job at the Brooklyn Nets.

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, Van Gundy would be offered the position to take over at the Barclays center if he’s interested.

Van Gundy would be the Nets second favorite candidate, behind the hotly tipped former Los Angeles Lakers head coach Phil Jackson.

However, another source has told ESPN that Van Gundy is not willing to take over a team during the season, and would prefer to wait until the off-season.

“I would never comment on a job that was filled,” Van Gundy said. “I was an interim coach. I hope P.J. has great success there. He’s someone I respect greatly.”

Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov at this point isn’t even willing to public back an approach to bring in the reportedly leading candidate Phil Jackson.

“P.J. is the head coach and we have an amount of trust with him,” Prokhorov said. “Now P.J. is the head coach, and if it become necessary, you know who the usual suspects are.”

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