NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Nets general manager Billy King has reportedly followed through on his plans to reach out to Phil Jackson to measure the 67-year-old’s interest in Brooklyn’s coaching vacancy.
The Nets previously eyed the coaching legend in December after firing Avery Johnson. On Sunday, King said he’d contact Jackson when announcing the team would not retain interim coach P.J. Carlesimo.
On WFAN radio Tuesday, King wouldn’t confirm a New York Daily News report that said the Nets have contacted Jackson.
“I’m not going to say if we have or not,” King told WFAN’s Joe Benigno and Evan Roberts. “As I said, we would reach out and see — basically, I want to talk to Phil, see what he’s going to do, what he wants to do, and talk some basketball.”