SALT LAKE CITY – Jazz officials reprimanded an employee who used the team's official Twitter account Thursday to comment on the possibility of ex-Lakers coach Phil Jackson coaching the Brooklyn Nets.
The Tweet read: “Phil Jackson won't go to Brooklyn. He'll only go somewhere he can win a title. Not interested in good players, he wants great players.”
The Tweet was deleted but screen shots of the comment made the rounds Friday afternoon.
“Yesterday a member of the Utah Jazz staff posted an inappropriate Tweet to the official Jazz account,” a team-issued statement read. “This employee no longer has login access to the Jazz Twitter account and further disciplinary action is being taken internally.
“The Jazz does not comment on other NBA teams transactions and furthermore, does not condone any negative comments about any players, coaches, or front office staff throughout the league.
“It is simply unprofessional and unacceptable.”
The Nets, who fell to the Jazz Dec. 19 in Brooklyn, fired coach Avery Johnson on Thursday. On the court, they are led by former Jazzman Deron Williams, the team's starting point guard.
Williams was with the Jazz in February of 2011 when Hall of Fame coach Jerry Sloan stepped down hours after a heated confrontation with Williams during halftime of a game at EnergySolutions Arena.
Williams made negative comments about Johnson's offense earlier this month.