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Phil Jackson doesn't intend to return

Updated: January 9, 2013, 2:07 PM ET
By Mike Mazzeo | Special to ESPNNewYork.com

Phil Jackson apparently will not be pursuing his 12th NBA title.

"I have no intention of ever coaching again," Jackson told SheridanHoops.com on Tuesday night.

Sources told ESPN.com that Jackson, an 11-time NBA coaching champion, is the Brooklyn Nets' top target to replace Avery Johnson on a permanent basis. Interim coach P.J. Carlesimo is off to a 6-1 start in Johnson's place and is expected to finish the season.

The Nets would then pursue Jackson in the offseason, with Russian ...

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