News Radio WOAI KTKR AM Sports
SpursReport.com
  #1  
Old 01-01-13, 09:40 AM
alh1020's Avatar
SR Team Goof
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Right here
Posts: 5,060
How does Brooklyn sound, Phil??

Report: Nets will try to talk to Phil Jackson ‘in the next few days’

Nets GM Billy King can say that P.J. Carlesimo is the team’s head coach all he wants.

We all know the expectations are a little out of control in Brooklyn, and with the firing of Avery Johnson taking place earlier this week, the team will be looking to get a big-name coach on the payroll sooner rather than later.

There isn’t a bigger name out there at this point than Phil Jackson, but plenty of questions surround him in terms of whether he truly wants to return to coaching, as well as whether or not he’d be able to achieve the desired level of success, especially given the talent available on the roster as currently constructed.

That won’t stop the team’s billionaire owner from trying, of course.

In an interview with Sarah Kustok of YES, Howard Beck of the New York Times reported (via NetsDaily) that he expects Mikhail Prokhorov to be in contact with Jackson in the next few days.
We have heard pretty definitively thatPhil Jackson is number 1 as he should be, as you’d expect he would be on the list. What we don’t really know is timing. Will they hire Phil Jackson sometime this season? Would that be the goal? Do they want PJ to finish out the season and then go through a coaching search? How quickly do they want to move?
I think they will try to talk to Phil Jackson as soon as they can sometime in the next few days when Mikhail Prokhorov comes back from his new years eve partying. I think they’ll look to have that conversation.
While the conversation may take place, it’s tough to envision Phil taking over this Nets squad mid-season.

That being said, if the ultimatum (i.e., specific demand of a potential offer) was such that it was the mandate, it may end up happening. But Jackson would likely be forthcoming that he, like the rest of us, doesn’t view this Nets team as a legitimate title contender at this point, so he’d attempt to set the expectations at an appropriate point for the rest of this season.

As for what that level is, exactly, only ownership can decide. But realistically, it shouldn’t be higher than a trip to the second round of the playoffs at best, and a simple berth to the postseason at worst.

Missing the playoffs entirely, especially in the watered-down Eastern Conference, would be a bit of a disaster. That’s why Avery Johnson was dismissed, and if a more long-term solution at head coach is to be hired to replace Carlesimo’s interim status mid-season, that person will need to be firmly on board with the reality that the playoff train in Brooklyn must reach its final destination, and show measurable progress along the way as the season progresses.

Relatred link: Report: Nets will try to talk to Phil Jackson ‘in the next few days’ | ProBasketballTalk
__________________
Suicide does not end the chances of life getting worse; it only eliminates the possibility of life ever getting better.
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 01-01-13, 10:51 AM
Uwe Blab's Avatar
The Master Baiter
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: S.A.
Posts: 4,578

This entire article doesn't mean anything. They are simply going to ask him if he wants to coach. Who wouldn't? Then the writer is arrogant enough to think Phil would consider it.
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-01-13, 11:13 AM
goodtexan's Avatar
SpursReport Team Bench
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: a Texas Flood
Posts: 1,732

They don't have a good roster.
__________________
That's a cold shot
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-01-13, 11:47 AM
mckennaspur1's Avatar
SpursReport Team Captain
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: nyc
Posts: 6,182

Why would PJax take over the Nets wildly over-paid collection of mismatched pieces when the Clippers job will likely be open for him after this season?
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 01-01-13, 02:00 PM
truebeliever's Avatar
SpursReport Rookie
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 205

Quote:
Originally Posted by goodtexan View Post
They don't have a good roster.

Agreed- They played more like a Street Ball Game-Than a NBA Game. The Nets wouldn't space and kept over dribbling negating any speed.
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 01-01-13, 04:51 PM
clovisnmspurfan's Avatar
SpursReport Team Bench
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 1,623

Jackson has never coached a team that didn't have the talent to go all the way.
He not stupid.
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 01-01-13, 05:40 PM
KAD's Avatar
KAD KAD is offline
SpursReport Team Captain
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Bangalore - Silicon Valley East - Ex hyderabd, Cupertino/CA & Campinas Brazil, Houston and SanAntonio
Posts: 7,205

jackson will talk and listen and only if he can get a "big" (not token) part of ownership will he consider it seriously. He wants ownerhsip and Clippers are unlikely to give him that considering they finally have a good enough team to go all the way even with a mediocre coach like Del Negro.
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:37 PM.


Powered by vBulletin Version 3.7.4 Copyright © 2000-2008 Jelsoft Enterprises Limited.

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.2.0