P.J. Carlesimo hopes to keep job

Updated: December 30, 2012, 1:45 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

P.J. Carlesimo believes the possibility of finishing out the season as the Brooklyn Nets' coach is "available" to him.

He knows that he can strengthen his hold on the job if the Nets can string together a number of victories under his leadership. Carlesimo, formerly a Nets assistant under Avery Johnson, who was fired Thursday, never had talked with Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov prior to Saturday.

"He wants to win a championship. He's willing to do whatever it takes to win a championship," ...

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