Reports: Jackson turns down Nets’ coaching job

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Phil Jackson apparently is not interested in coming out of retirement for a move to Brooklyn.

Citing sources, multiple outlets on Tuesday night reported that the former Bulls and Lakers coach who has won 11 NBA titles told the Nets he is not interested in their vacant coaching position.

According to USA Today, Jackson said he has no desire to return to coaching and would only be interested in returning to the NBA in a front-office role.

Brooklyn fired coach Avery Johnson in December and decided not to retain interim coach P.J. Carlesimo after the Nets were eliminated in the first round of the playoffs.

Beasley accused

Scottsdale, Ariz., police are investigating Phoenix Suns forward Michael Beasley in connection with an alleged sexual assault.

A police spokesman said the allegation involves an incident that took place Jan. 13.

Beasley was signed to a three-year, $18 million contract last summer. He was cited earlier this year for speeding, driving with a suspended license and driving without a license plate or registration.

Suns hire GM

The Phoenix Suns have hired Boston Celtics executive Ryan McDonough as their next general manager.

The 33-year-old McDonough replaces Lance Blanks, who was fired on April 22 after failing to take the Suns to the playoffs in three seasons.

McDonough worked his way up from a 23-year-old special assistant to basketball operations in Boston to becoming assistant general manager the past three years.

McDonough has a strong scouting background, working four years in the Celtics’ video scouting department, another as director of amateur scouting and as director of international scouting. McDonough spent two seasons as director of player personnel and was promoted to assistant GM in 2010.


• Bulls: F Luol Deng and G Kirk Hinrich are likely to miss Game 2 against the Heat on Wednesday. Deng is recovering from a complication from a spinal tap, and Hinrich has a badly bruised left calf.

• Knicks: Coach Mike Woodson said F Amar’e Stoudemire didn’t have “any setbacks” after playing three-on-three Monday for the first time since having right-knee surgery in March. New York hopes Stoudemire can return for Game 3 against the Pacers on Saturday.

• 76ers: Several assistants are on the radar for the team’s coaching position, according to The Philadelphia Inquirer. Among them are the Pacers’ Brian Shaw, the Jazz’s Jeff Hornacek, the Spurs’ Mike Budenholzer and the Bucks’ Mike Malone.

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