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 of the playoffs to the gritty Chicago Bulls.
Predictably, because Jackson refuses to work without hardwood icons Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, Shaquille O’Neal or Kobe Bryant at his disposal, the “Zen Master” claims to be uninterested in returning to the bench.
As a Hall of Famer, Jackson obviously possesses a great hoops mind.
Recently listed by Forbes as the 69th richest person in the world, the 47-year-old Prokhorov has the funds to entice virtually any available coach to the most populous of New York City’s five boroughs.
Henceforth, instead of fantasizing about Phil Jackson, Mikhail Prokhorov needs to pursue an individual committed to bringing excellence to the Brooklyn Nets.by