Karl is the NBA’s Coach of the Year after leading the Denver Nuggets to a team-record 57 wins this season.
It appears that Phil Jackson coming to Brooklyn is a moot point, as multiple reports indicated on Wednesday that Jackson has in fact informed the Nets that he will not be the club’s next head coach.
“I’m not going to say if we have or not,” Brooklyn general manager Billy King told WFAN on Tuesday. “Basically, I want to talk to Phil, see what he’s going to do, what he wants to do, and talk some basketball.”
“It’s the way it is,” Carlesimo told Mike Francesa. “I’m disappointed. I’m not a little disappointed, I’m tremendously disappointed, just because I feel strongly about what a great situation this was.”
If job security was contingent on overall performance this season, how in the world did Billy King finagle his way to a contract extension while the Nets were still in the playoffs?
Brooklyn Nets general manager Billy King says P.J. Carlesimo will not return as coach in 2013-14.
Joe Johnson slumped in Game 7, only scoring six points as the Nets were eliminated.
After all the money, all the hype, and all the expectations that came with owning home-court advantage in an NBA playoff series, Brooklyn’s inaugural season ended with a dud.
The Nets are counting on a true home-court advantage against the banged-up Bulls on Saturday night.
Now both Brooklyn and Chicago face do-or-die scenarios, and you would think that the Nets should have the momentum.
The most pressing matter for Brooklyn is trying to find a way to win in Chicago, something it hasn’t done this season. The Nets dropped both regular-season matchups there and lost Games 3 and 4.
No use looking back now for the Brooklyn Nets. Game 4 hurt, physically and mentally, but there’s nothing they can do about it.
Game 4 hurt the Nets physically and mentally, but there’s nothing they can do about it. They’re focused on Game 5 in Brooklyn.
Do you think Carlesimo should return to the Nets in 2013-14?
“It’s sore, but there’s no excuse,” the Nets guard said Wednesday. “I have to find a way to get through it.”