While no deal is imminent, as formal discussions have yet to
take place, the Brooklyn Nets have targeted former Chicago Bulls and Los
Angeles Lakers coach Phil Jackson as their ideal replacement for the recently
fired Avery Johnson, reports Howard Beck of The New York Times.
No deal is imminent, no formal discussions have taken place, and it is not even clear that Jackson wants the job. But the search will start with Jackson and only Jackson, according to multiple people monitoring the process.