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Report: Phil Jackson turns down Brooklyn Nets coaching offer

Phil Jackson has reportedly turned down the Brooklyn Nets head coaching job. (James Devaney/Getty Images) Phil Jackson has reportedly turned down the Brooklyn Nets head coaching job. (James Devaney/Getty Images)

Former NBA coach Phil Jackson turned down an opportunity to coach the Brooklyn Nets but instead would like a chance to run the front office of a team, reports Yahoo! Sports. 

Jackson is currently consulting the Detroit Pistons on their coaching search and reports are the Toronto Raptors are interested in Jackson's services as well.

The Nets lost in seven games to the Chicago Bulls in their Eastern Conference first-round playoff series. The team let go of interim coach P.J. Carlesimo after guiding the team to a 35-19 record after Avery Johnson was fired in December.

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Mikhail Prokhorov, the Nets' billionaire owner, was believed to be prepared to make Jackson the highest-paid coach in team history. The Nets had waited for a response from Jackson before embarking on their coaching search, and now will soon start reaching out to candidates.

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