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08:13 AM ET 12.28 | Brooklyn isn't letting a little thing like Phil Jackson's reported reluctance to coach its team get in the way. [Nets] officials have established Jackson as their top target in the wake of Avery Johnson's dismissal, according to NBA coaching sources. Sources told ESPN.com on Thursday the Nets have Jackson atop their list of potential replacements. ... Jackson's longtime representative, Todd Musburger, told TNT's David Aldridge on Thursday that his client has "no interest in the Nets' job at this time." But a source told ESPN that Jackson would indeed entertain an approach from Brooklyn and that his flirtation with the Lakers after Mike Brown's dismissal five games into the season got him "thinking about coaching again."

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December 28, 2012  08:31 AM ET

Im hearing a rumor that the Nets might go after Mike Brown...

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December 28, 2012  08:52 AM ET
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Never gonna happen...Phil is not leaving the Triangle of Jennie Buss

Philip has a huge ego but even he is smart enough to realize you can't win with Deron Williams as your point guard.

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December 28, 2012  09:20 AM ET

Only cats thats never been to New York would think that Phil would have an interest in coming to the City, where he experienced his first professional success, only to coach a second rate and losing outfit. Phil has no interest in garbage time, he only wants the best, and in New York, its the Knicks and Phil knows this.....he just ain't coming! Apple

December 28, 2012  10:21 AM ET

You'al know he aint coming back to the hard wood...

C'MON MAN

December 28, 2012  10:43 AM ET

When Pigs Fly, Bros.

December 28, 2012  11:05 AM ET
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Former Magic coach Stan Van Gundy told me Thursday that he will pass on the suddenly vacant Brooklyn Nets' head coaching job is it is offered."I have zero interest in that job," Van Gundy said in a text message.(Orlando Sentinel)

That feeling is probably mutual.

December 28, 2012  11:28 AM ET

Would LOVE to see this one happen. Brooklyn deserves the BEST & it's about time for Phil to make his mark in New York once again.

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December 28, 2012  01:20 PM ET

Phony Phil will never take this job. There is no superstar on this team and we all know he needs at least 2 to win anything.

December 28, 2012  02:06 PM ET

Phil will take the job if the money is right. By right I mean more money than any nba coach has ever made.

December 28, 2012  02:07 PM ET
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Phony Phil will never take this job. There is no superstar on this team and we all know he needs at least 2 to win anything.

Actually you're right. He can only win if he has the overwhelmingly best player in the game.

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