Phil? A Van Gundy? Nets Have Choices

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Who will be the new coach of the Nets? 


Let’s take a look at some of the possible candidates: 


Phil Jackson: Who wouldn’t want an 11-time NBA champion coaching their team? Then, again, would he really come out of retirement to coach this one? Owner Mikhail Prokhorov has a $1 billion arena and a roster he dished out $330 million in the offseason to improve. If the Nets could land Jackson, it would be a grand slam. Jackson commands respect and could easily stand up to Deron Williams. Still, this scenario seems like a long shot at best. 


Stan Van Gundy: Given his past successes in Orlando, he’d certainly make a lot of sense -- unless the Nets are still dreaming of getting Dwight Howard. The...

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