PJ Carlesimo Rumors
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.”
“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.”
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.
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.”