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Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Source: Phil Jackson declines Nets

By Mike Mazzeo



The Brooklyn Nets' next head coach will not be Phil Jackson.

Jackson informed the team that he is not interested in their head coaching vacancy, a source confirmed to ESPNNewYork.com.

The Nets had made the 11-time NBA coaching champion their No. 1 target to replace P.J. Carlesimo.

Carlesimo and the Nets parted ways on Sunday, a day after the team was eliminated at home by the Chicago Bulls in Game 7 of their first-round playoff series.

He went 35-19 during the regular season after replacing Avery Johnson on an interim basis.