The Brooklyn Nets have contacted Phil Jackson to gauge his interest in their head coaching vacancy.

Jackson is currently consulting the Detroit Pistons on their search for a new head coach. Jackson is helping the Pistons as a favor to owner Tom Gores.

The Nets fired P.J. Carlesimo following their Game 7 elimination to the Chicago Bulls.

Jackson is believed to prefer a role in a team's front office.

The Nets are not interested in hiring either Jeff Van Gundy or Stan Van Gundy for their head job, according to a source.