Since the firing of head coach Avery Johnson on Thursday, rumors have swirled around the Brooklyn Nets as to who will replace him. For now, though, Mike Mazzeo of ESPNNewYork.com reports that the team isn't in a hurry to replace interim head coach P.J. Carlesimo. Nets GM Billy King made it clear that, although the team will continue looking, Carlesimo has the organization's support for the time being.
"We've put our support behind (P.J.) and then we'll look at things and evaluate it later," King said. "I know people have been throwing lists together and things like that, but we have not contacted anybody. … We've made the move and now we're going to let P.J. coach."
Phil Jackson and Jeff Van Gundy are believed to be the Nets' two top priorities in terms of head coaching targets. Former Blazers coach Nate McMillan, former Clippers coach Mike Dunleavy, and current Rockets assistant Kelvin Sampson are also believed to be under consideration.