Friday , Mar , 05 , 2010 Hoopsvibe

Nets Never Contacted Mike Zrzyzewski

Mike Krzyzewski was prominently mentioned as a possible head coaching candidate for the Nets, but he didn’t take the rumors seriously.

"That’s why I made light of it," Krzyzewski said on the "Dan Patrick Show." "But before making light of it, I said no one had reached out, because if someone had reached out I would never make light of it. I would handle that … "

In February, when it was rumored incoming owner Mikhail Prokhorov was interested Krzyzewski to coach the Nets, the Duke mainstay made a joke out of it.

"The guy’s Russian, right? You think he’d hire a Polish guy?" Krzyzewski said then. "No one’s contacted me, and if they do, I think ‘nyet’ would be easy for me to say."