Even though Phil Jackson's agent said earlier in the week that Jackson would not be interested in the Brooklyn Nets head coaching job, Jackson might be interested in at least exploring the possibility, CBSSports.com reported Friday.
A source told CBSSports.com that Jackson would "for sure" consider listening to offers from the Nets.
Jackson, 67, is one of several candidates being considered for the Nets job that became vacant when Avery Johnson was fired this week. P.J. Carlesimo is running the team on an interim basis.
According to several reports, Houston Rockets assistant coach Kelvin Sampson is a significant candidate for the Nets' position. He received compliments for his work while acting as the Rockets' head coach while Kevin McHale was away from the team following his daughter's death.
The Rockets went 7-6 under Sampson.
Also, the Nets have an interest in Jeff Van Gundy, ESPNNewYork.com reported. However, the report also says Van Gundy wants to learn more about Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov and the Nets organization before deciding whether he's interested. Van Gundy is currently working as an analyst for ESPN.