View Full Version : Phil Jackson says he doesn’t “intend” to coach again

01-09-2013, 12:11 AM
I have said it on this blog many times — I don’t expect Phil Jackson to coach ever again.

Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov is counting on me being wrong — Jackson is the guy on top of the Nets list, although they might not try to get him until next summer now (they are 6-1 under P.J. Carlesimo).

But when Prokhorov calls he may get a “nyet” if Jackson sticks to what he told Chris Sheridan of Sheridan Hoops.

“I have no intention of ever coaching again,” Jackson told SheridanHoops.com in a brief statement.

It’s vintage Jackson — it’s a comment with a hedge. Right now he doesn’t “intend” to coach again. As in that could change, maybe if Prokhorov offers really good vodka and a really large check at their meeting.

As I’ve said before, watching Jackson at the end of his last run with the Lakers he seemed done with the grind of coaching — long hours, a lot of travel (which is not comfortable for a guy 6’10” and with two hips replaced), dealing with the media and all the rest of it. I think it would take a perfect situation to return. The Lakers — with Kobe Bryant and two skilled seven footers in an organization he is comfortable with — might have been that situation, but ownership didn’t really want him.

Now… well, Phil doesn’t intend to coach again. Whatever that means, exactly.



01-09-2013, 12:13 AM
no ****

01-09-2013, 12:21 AM
Nothing new. Doesn't intend to but that leaves the door open for negotiations with Prokhorov.

01-09-2013, 12:24 AM

01-09-2013, 12:28 AM
Are all you Nets fans reading this!

01-09-2013, 12:28 AM
Too bad.

01-09-2013, 12:32 AM
Holy super nothing Batman!

01-09-2013, 12:37 AM
But I'm sure if the Russian owner not ganna try and spell his name and on phone so can't move up to copy it lol offers him something crazy money wise I could see him coaching New Jersey oh i meant Brooklyn lol

01-09-2013, 12:51 AM
Read the original article from Sheridan's site. I think he wants a FO job, which the Nets will probably give him. Nets can sign Shaw, Rambis, etc., and Jackson can oversee personnel decisions, not have to worry about traveling, have a team stake, etc.

01-09-2013, 12:58 AM
.. shocker.

01-09-2013, 01:01 AM
I could care less.... this team is thriving under the other P.J right now

01-09-2013, 01:01 AM
Team stake? Screw that

01-09-2013, 01:05 AM
Please save us Phil!!!

01-09-2013, 01:46 AM
Buss and Kobe need to go beg on their knees to Phil J or the Lakers are done this year.

01-09-2013, 01:58 AM
well he shouldnt be done... he should be with the lakers right now, instead of dantoni, not saying the lakers would be playing championship ball but theyd be better, and i thnk his system fits this team better

Supreme LA
01-09-2013, 03:02 AM
There's no way Phil would go anywhere besides LA if he did come back. I mean seriously, he's engaged to the owner's daughter!