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Follow the Nets' return to New York with Newsday's Rod Boone.

Phil Jackson: Nets were a 'good situation'

Los Angeles Lakers head coach Phil Jackson gestures

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Phil Jackson's days sitting at the end of the bench are over, but the man with 11 championship rings as a coach admitted he was a bit intrigued by the Nets.

Speaking on the "Dan Patrick Show" Tuesday, the Hall of Fame coach said the top offer he recently received to return to the sidelines involved the Nets.

“The Brooklyn situation was a good situation,” Jackson said.


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Billy King: Search is underway, starts with Phil Jackson

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Billy King is ready to chat it up with Phil Jackson and see if the man with 11 rings wants to coach the Nets.

The Nets general manager admitted the search is now officially underway for P.J. Carlesimo’s successor and it’s going to start by gauging Jackson’s interest. King suggested he’s still awaiting Jackson’s response to the inquiry, which was reported by Monday.

“As I’ve said,...

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Sloan: If Nets call, I'd listen

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A Deron Williams-Jerry Sloan reunion?

Could be if both sides wind up really wanting each other.

Sloan, who retired in 2011, said Monday that he'd like to return to coaching and wouldn't be opposed to taking GM Billy King's phone call and possibly reuniting with Williams.

King, speaking Monday on ESPN 98.7 FM's "Stephen A. Smith & Ryan Ruocco Show," said he had yet...

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Hinrich out for Game 7

CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 27: Deron Williams #8

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Bulls point guard and captain Kirk Hinrich tested his injured calf and determined he’s unable to play in Game 7 against the Nets Saturday night at Barclays Center. It will be the third straight game Hinrich has missed, and the Nets won the previous two to even the series 3-3.

“He’s out,” Chicago coach Tom Thibodeau said to open his pregame media conference about 75 minutes before the 8 p.m....

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Nets a loose bunch going into Game 7

Deron Williams (8) and Brook Lopez (11) celebrate

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- They were loose, joking around with each other as they normally do.

Keith Bogans threw a towel in Joe Johnson’s face while he was conducting interviews. Gerald Wallace was getting on Johnson about some of their friendly shooting practice battles, perhaps wanting another crack at him. 

For a team that’s hours away from playing in one of the biggest games...

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Joe: We'll be ready for Game 7

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CHICAGO -- After two straight wins over the Bulls, the Nets are poised to become the ninth team in NBA history to come back from a 3-1 deficit to win a best-of-seven series. And thanks to their fourth-place regular-season finish in the Eastern Conference, Game 7 against the fifth-place Bulls will be played Saturday night at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

“It’s been back and forth, but it comes...

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Nets hope to turn pressure around on Bulls

CHICAGO -- They’re back at the scene of that epic collapse, ready to truly put brutal triple-overtime loss here five days ago on the backburner.

But if the Nets are going to keep their season from coming to an abrupt end, they’ll have to find a way to get a victory at the United Center -- something they’ve failed to do four previous times this season -- when they meet the Bulls in Game 6 of...

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Stopping Nate Robinson is Nets' Game 5 problem

Reports of a calf injury that will keep Chicago Bulls point guard Kirk Hinrich out of Game 5 of their first-round playoff series against Brooklyn on Monday night at Barclays Center fall in the “Be careful what you wish for” category for the Nets.

Less Hinrich likely means more Nate Robinson, and the Nets got their fill of him in their demoralizing triple-overtime Game 4 loss Saturday in Chicago.


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Now on the brink, it's do or die time for Nets

CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 25: Joakim Noah #13

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As the Nets look forward to Monday's Game 5 against the Bulls at the Barclays Center, the scenario is perfectly clear.

"You win or you go home," interim coach P.J. Carlesimo said Sunday afternoon on a conference call, a day after the Nets' numbing 142-134 triple overtime loss to the Bulls at the United Center. "It's as simple as that ... and I think we’ll respond to that, and...

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Gerald still doesn't know where he fits in

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CHICAGO -- Gerald Wallace remains confused.

Exactly a week after the Nets veteran swingman told Newsday that this season has easily been the worst since he first picked up a basketball and he's confused with his role, he reiterated that again Friday. Three games into their postseason, and after sitting on the bench for the entire fourth quarter Thursday night, Wallace is befuddled. Still.


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