According to Adrian Wojnarowski’s sources, the Brooklyn Nets will not bring back P.J. Carlesimo as the head coach. Instead, they will look for a replacement and Woj claims that the team will target Jeff Van Gundy.
The Brooklyn Nets made a coaching change early in the regular season, as Avery Johnson was shown the door after a tough stretch of games. P.J. Carlesimo stepped in as the interim head coach for the rest of the season and did a decent job. Carlesimo helped the Nets achieve home-court advantage in the first round, but the team ultimately fell to the Chicago Bulls in game seven.
This doesn’t really come as a surprise, as P.J. would probably have had to take the team significantly further into the postseason to be considered for an extension.
Jeff Van Gundy is currently enjoying his gig as a commentator, but would be a decent choice for Brooklyn. However, whether he is interested in the job is a whole other story.