go to MSN.com
Found May 06, 2013 on The Victory Formation:

Via The Victory Formation:

The Brooklyn Nets reached the postseason for the first time since 2007 after suffering through three-straight seasons of less than 25 wins, including a league-worst 70 losses just four seasons ago. The season, by most standards, would be considered a success, and it happened with an interim coach in PJ Carlesimo. However, a loss in the first round in seven games to a Chicago Bulls team decimated by injuries was not good enough for Russian billionaire-owner Mikhail Prokhorov. Carlesimo was fired over the weekend, and general manager Billy King has been given instructions to shoot high in the coaching search. Those names include legendary coach Phil Jackson, and former Jazz coach Jerry Sloan, according to a report in the NY Post.

Jackson has reportedly stated that he is ready to return to coaching, but he is in the process of serving as a consultant for the Pistons during their head coach search. Anyone would obviously love to land Jackson, but it often is reported that the only two landing spots in his future are the Lakers and the Knicks. However, both appear to be unlikely for the time being. The Lakers appear ready to move forward with Mike D’Antoni for another season, and Mike Woodson has earned another season at the Garden.

Sloan is an interesting choice. He had a hot-and-cool relationship with point guard Deron Williams when they were both in Utah, but Williams appears willing to endorse him. Sloan, himself, recently said that he is ready for a return. He was very successful during his 23-year tenure with the Jazz, missing the playoffs only three times. His two best teams ran into the same problem most other good teams of the 90s did, and that was meeting up with the Jackson-coached Bulls. Some guy named Michael Jordan played a large role in ruining Utah's chances to win an NBA championship. Twice

It is very little surprise that Prokhorov would want to land a big fish like this to lead his team. Ever since becoming owner, he has attempted to move the franchise forward. The Nets spent a lot of money in free agency a year ago and feel they have a team that can compete, though they still desire Dwight Howard in free agency, regardless of the salary cap. But while Prokhorov wants to make a big splash, he is more likely to find himself hiring another retread like Nate McMillan.

1 Comment:
THE BACKYARD
RELATED ARTICLES

Brooklyn Nets fire interim coach P.J. Carlesimo

The Brooklyn Nets took the Chicago Bulls seven games deep into their Eastern Conference quarterfinals matchup. It still was not enough for P.J. Carlesimo to keep his spot.   Please click here to read this story. The post Brooklyn Nets fire interim coach P.J. Carlesimo appeared first on Players View.

Steve Smith doesn't see Phil Jackson's role with the Pistons as a natural fit

When Phil Jackson was hired as a consultant by the Detroit Pistons many figured that there was more to it than just being an unpaid consultant. Some think it might be a ploy to undercut current Pistons president Joe Dumars and take over the front office role himself. The question I have is, why is Jackson helping the Pistons? NBA TV analyst Steve Smith has the same thought...

Nets rumors: Phil Jackson turns down Brooklyn

It was reported yesterday that the Brooklyn Nets extended an offer to Phil Jackson to replace P.J. Carlesimo as the team's next head coach. It was considered a long shot, and it appears that Jackson has turned down the offer. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, Jackson told the Nets that he has no interest in the team's coaching vacancy.After connecting with...

Forgetting about Phil Jackson, Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov needs to seek an individual committed to Brooklyn

Days after clipping interim head coach P.J. Carlesimo, Nets management is reportedly determined to lure Phil Jackson to lead the team in Brooklyn. The 63-year-old Carlesimo, who helped guide the Nets (49-33) to the fourth seed in the Eastern Conference and their first postseason appearance since the 2006-07 campaign, was fired on May 5 following Brooklyn’s loss in the first round...

Jerry Sloan Open To Coaching Deron Williams in Brooklyn

Jerry Sloan and Deron Williams in Utah.credit: mensbasketballhoopscoop.com After news broke that the Brooklyn Nets will not be retaining P.J. Carlesimo, the franchise will be looking for their third head coach in less than a year. Carlesimo replaced Avery Johnson, who was fired earlier in the season. Rumors have been flying about who the next head coach might be. With their roster...

Source: Mike Dunleavy 'May Be The Leading Candidate' In Nets' Coaching Search

The Brooklyn Nets have had conversations with Mike Dunleavy about the organization's head coach opening and the former coach has emerged as a legitimate candidate for the vacancy, according to a source. “He may be the leading candidate in Billy King’s mind,” said the source. Dunleavy, who lobbied for the Knicks' opening a few years back, is desperate to get back in...

Nets Fire Head Coach P.J. Carlesimo After First-Round Elimination

NEW YORK — After spending $350 million to upgrade their roster last summer, the Brooklyn Nets will start this offseason by looking for a coach. The Nets announced Sunday that P.J. Carlesimo wouldn’t return, hours after they were eliminated in the first round of the playoffs. Carlesimo helped the Nets finish 49-33 after replacing the fired Avery Johnson in December, earning the...

Carlesimo won't be back as Nets coach

The Brooklyn Nets said Sunday that P.J. Carlesimo wouldn't return as coach, hours after they were eliminated in the first round of the playoffs. Carlesimo helped the Nets finish 49-33 after replacing the fired Avery Johnson in December, earning the No. 4 seed in the Eastern Conference. But they spotted the Chicago Bulls a 17-point halftime lead and lost 99-93 on Saturday night...
THANKS FOR FILLING IN

Nets will not bring back Carlesimo

The Nets reportedly will not bring head coach PJ Carlesimo back for another season. Who could the team be targeting as his replacement?

Report: Phil Jackson Turns Down Nets Coaching Offer

After being contacted by the Brooklyn Nets, Phil Jackson has reportedly turned down their offer for the vacant head coaching position. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports: Phil Jackson has rejected the Brooklyn Nets’ overtures to take over as coach, a league source told Yahoo! Sports. Nets general manager Billy King talked with Jackson on Tuesday, and Jackson, the...

Nets Contact Phil Jackson About Head Coaching Position

The Brooklyn Nets have Phil Jackson atop their list of prospective head coach candidates as he was the first and only to be contacted on Monday by the team about the newly vacant position. According to the NY Daily News: The Nets took it a step further than the Knicks and actually contacted Phil Jackson on Monday, a source confirmed to the Daily News, hoping to gauge the Zen Master’s...

Nets fire P.J. Carlesimo after dreadful playoff exit

Even before last night's loss, it wasn't likely that Carlesimo would remain at the helm of the Nets for the 2013-14 season. Now it's official that he won't   Serving as the interim head coach of the Brooklyn Nets for around four months (starting in late December and ending in early May) after the team fired Avery Johnson, P.J. Carlesimo led...

Carlesimo Out as Nets Coach After Playoff Ouster

It didn’t take long for the Nets to oust their coach after they were bounced from the playoffs by the Chicago Bulls. ”The Brooklyn Nets organization would like to thank P.J. for his efforts with the team in his roles as both head coach and assistant, and for his contributions to the team’s success both on and off the court. We wish P.J. and his family only the best in the years...
RUMORS & GOSSIP

Angels teammates: Pujols called his 2-homer game

If his Los Angeles Angels teammates are to be believed — and frankly, why shouldn’t they? — Albert Pujols called his 499th and 500th home runs hours before the team took the field to take on the Washington Nationals on Tuesday night. Both Erick Aybar and Mike Trout claim Pujols, who currently leads the league […] The post Angeles teammates say Albert Pujols called his 499th...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
9 hours ago  | 

Phil Jackson: Spurs are not a dynasty

Phil Jackson is calling the shots for the Knicks as their new team president and it looks like he’s taking shots at an old Western Conference foe. Jackson has been taking jabs at the San Antonio Spurs since 1999, when the then newly signed Lakers coach suggested that the Spurs championship should have an asterisk next to it because it occurred during a lockout shortened season...
Via Thacover2
6 hours ago  | 

Agent takes blame for Clowney shutting down workouts

South Carolina’s Jadeveon Clowney took a ton of heat from scouts and pundits when he decided to terminate any future individual workouts for team a few weeks ago. But now Clowney’s agent has come forward and claimed that it was his call to do so, since he believed teams had more than enough information on the phenomenal pass rusher. Clowney’s agent, Bus Cook, was convinced...
Via Midwest Sports Fans
2 hours ago  | 

Tracy McGrady makes Sugarland Skeeters as pitcher

A: Roger Clemens, Scott Kazmir, Tracy McGrady Q: Who are current or former pitchers for the Sugarland Skeeters, Alex. It’s official, Tracy McGrady is a two-sport professional athlete.  The Sugarland Skeeters (Atlantic League, Independent) announced today that seven-time NBA All-Star and two-time NBA scoring champion Tracy McGrady has made their team as a pitcher.  The Sugarland...
Via Reading Between The Seams
3 hours ago  | 

Michael Pineda ejected after pine tar was found on his neck

After cameras caught Michael Pineda using an egregious amount of pine tar (or, according to Pineda, “dirt”) on his palm against the Red Sox earlier this month, he tried to pull the same schtick again on Wednesday night at Fenway. Unfortunately for Pineda, John Farrell is not dumb enough to be fooled twice. Pineda was ejected from the game in the second inning after Farrell asked...
Via Next Impulse Sports
4 hours ago  | 

Is Ndamukong Suh on the trade block?

Scott Bischoff of NewEraCcouting.com reports that the Detroit Lions are discussing the possibility of trading DT Ndamukong Suh in order to move up “as high as possible” in the first round of this year’s NFL Draft. Joel Corry mentions that if the Lions were to trade Suh, it would likely be a sign-and-trade. Jason Fitzgerald points out that few teams could take on Suh...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
6 hours ago  | 

Russell Wilson files for divorce

This is surprising. Sometimes when a couple has to deal with stardom and fame, things can get very difficult in the relationship.  Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times is reporting that Seahawks star quarterback Russell Wilson is divorcing his wife Ashton. Seahawks have just released a statement that Russell Wilson has filed for a divorce from wife, Ashton. — Bob Condotta (@bcondotta...
Via BlackSportsOnline
7 hours ago  | 

NFL Sunday night flex scheduling to start in Week 5

The NFL must have taken notes from the fans last season, as the plethora of horrible Sunday night games had fans yawning all year long. That’s about to change, as flex scheduling will begin in week 5 instead of week 11 this season, ensuring quality games every Sunday night for a large majority of the 2014 campaign. A tweet from Adam Schefter comfirmed the change: Big change: Sunday...
Via Down and Distance
7 hours ago  | 

Stone Cold Steve Austin spoke out in favor of gay marriage

Stone Cold Steve Austin was born in Texas, and the beer-guzzling bad ass has always been proud of it. As most of you know, Texas is not one of the 17 US states where gay marriage is legal. Apparently Stone Cold has formed his own opinions on same-sex marriage, because the WWE star has no […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 hours ago  | 

Report: Johnny Manziel on Bucs' 'short list' of draft targets

Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com, citing a league source, reports that Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel is on the “short list” of players being considered by Buccaneers in round one of this year’s NFL draft. McClure’s source didn’t specific just how short this list of players really is. Ian Rapoport reported earlier in the day that Manziel is visiting with the Browns...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
9 hours ago  | 
Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.