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February 17, 2015 Updates

Carlesimo coached three teams to a 239-315 record, failing in three attempts to advance in the playoffs. "I would love to coach again but I don't know if it's going to happen," he said. "I had really hoped that year was going to get me back in the mix a little bit. We'll see. It remains to be seen. You never know in our league." Twitter

February 16, 2015 Updates

Still working as a TV and radio analyst for ESPN, Carlesimo returned to Barclays Center for All-Star weekend and told the Daily News he harbors no ill-will toward the franchise that cut his opportunity very short. "When you win there and you like the players, it's wrong if you get away and you start rooting against the guys who won for you," he said. Twitter

"I would love to coach again but I don't know if it's going to happen," he said. "I had really hoped that year was going to get me back in the mix a little bit. We'll see. It remains to be seen. You never know in our league." Twitter

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Next season ain’t going away for the Nets’ former interim coach. Neither is tomorrow. There’s a new future in sight. The ESPN faculty reached out to Carlesimo and will soon bring him in as an NBA studio analyst for the rest of the playoffs. Carlesimo is filling the spot Flip Saunders had before he recently left ESPN to become the T-Wolves’ president of basketball operations. Carlesimo will work on site at the NBA Finals, too. There’s a chance his role will be expanded next season. “The conversations have been let’s do the playoffs,” Carlesimo said. “Then we’ll sit down and talk about the future.” New York Daily News

Carlesimo has extensive broadcast experience, having worked for NBC Sports, Spurs broadcasts, Fox Sports West and ESPN Radio. Now, he’s just another coach on the beach. Another guy with the same dilemma all these cats have: Do they use broadcasting as a weigh station until the next coaching gig comes along? Or do they go all in and commit to TV? “I’ve got to look at both options. But the likelihood is that I’ll be broadcasting next year,” Carlesimo. “I’m looking at broadcasting as what I’m going to do moving forward.” There was some backtracking, some well-you-never know in his voice. It’s hard leaving a life’s work. “I have enjoyed television and radio way more than I thought when I first started,” Carlesimo said. “But if I told you it is the same as coaching I would be lying.” New York Daily News

May 6, 2013 Updates
May 5, 2013 Updates

The Brooklyn Nets will not offer a new contract to interim head coach P.J. Carlesimo, Nets General Manager Billy King announced today. A search for a new head coach will commence immediately. "The Brooklyn Nets organization would like to thank P.J. for his efforts with the team in his roles as both head coach and assistant, and for his contributions to the team's success both on and off the court. We wish P.J. and his family only the best in the years to come." NBA.com

Brooklyn Nets interim coach P.J. Carlesimo's future is uncertain after his team's first-round playoff exit. His players, however, would like to see him return. "I think he did a great job," Nets point guard Deron Williams said after the team's 99-93 loss to the Chicago Bulls in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals at Barclays Center. "With everything that went on this season, we had a lot of turmoil and he kind of inherited us. And I think he did a great job of leading us and getting us that fourth seed. I'd love to see him back, but as you know, that's not up to me." ESPN.com

"I'm pretty happy with the way he's coached and the way things worked out," center Brook Lopez said. "I think a lot of players bought into what he was preaching." "P.J.'s been great. He's gotten us to this point," shooting guard Joe Johnson said. "We had a pretty good year, especially when he took over." ESPN.com

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