The Brooklyn Nets will not offer a new contract to interim head coach P.J. Carlesimo.  

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," said Billy King in a prepared statement. "We wish P.J. and his family only the best in the years to come.”

Carlesimo replaced Avery Johnson in December as head coach of the Nets.

Jeff Van Gundy is a top target, according to a source that spoke with Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports.

Phil Jackson is also considered a candidate the Nets are believed to be interested in.