Sources: Phil Jackson doesn't want to coach Nets

Phil Jackson walks off the court after a Phil Jackson walks off the court after a halftime ceremony. (April 5, 2013) Photo Credit: Jim McIsaac

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Phil Jackson is not interested in becoming the next coach of the Nets, according to league sources.

A source said Jackson spoke to the Nets about their roster but told the team that he was done with coaching.

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The Nets had targeted Jackson as their top choice, but are now moving on to other candidates.

The 67-year-old Jackson, who has won 11 NBA championships with the Bulls and Lakers, is currently helping the Pistons as a consultant in filling their coaching vacancy.

When the ink was dry on Nets general manager Billy King's multiyear contract extension a little more than two weeks ago, some assumed that meant the Nets weren't going to try to make a serious play for Jackson.

There were rumblings of Jackson reportedly wanting more of an executive position, too, perhaps one even dabbling in player personnel.

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The Nets fired interim coach P.J. Carlesimo on Sunday, a day after they lost Game 7 of their first-round playoff series in Brooklyn to the injury-depleted Bulls. Carlesimo went 35-19 during the regular season after replacing Avery Johnson. Johnson was fired in late December after the Nets started the season 14-14.

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