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Mark Jackson | Guard

Team: Golden State Warriors
Age / DOB:  (53) / 4/1/1965
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 195
College: St. John's
Drafted: 1987 / Rd. 1 (18) / NY

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Mark Jackson will interview for the Knicks head coaching job on Wednesday afternoon, according to Chris Haynes of ESPN.
Jackson, a New York native who played for the Knicks, compiled a 121-109 record in his three seasons with the Warriors. However, Golden State developed into a champion after Jackson was fired, and he reportedly had a falling out with many members of the Golden State front office. It was reported over the weekend that the Knicks will also interview David Fizdale, Jerry Stackhouse and Mike Woodson. Apr 17 - 11:38 AM

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According to Jason Jones of the Sacramento Bee, Mark Jackson is expected to interview with the Kings for the head coach position.

It's not clear if Jackson is considered a serious candidate or if he's just part of a long list of names Sacramento is rolling through, but it's a noteworthy development either way. The Kings would be wise to find a leading person capable of building something sustainable on a team level and with DeMarcus Cousins, but then again, this is the same franchise that fired the person—Mike Malone—who showed capable of doing exactly that.
Mon, May 2, 2016 11:46:00 AM

Mark Jackson will interview for the Timberwolves vacant head coach position.

Jackson was a finalist back when the Timberwolves hired Kurt Rambis before the 2009-10 season, so he has some familiarity with the organization. Tom Thibodeau has also been connected to Minnesota, so we'll likely see one of the two emerge as the next Wolves head coach.
Tue, Apr 19, 2016 11:47:00 AM

Mark Jackson said that he would give the Finals MVP trophy to LeBron James.

"[James] is the MVP of this series thus far," Jackson said. "There’s no question about it. When you take a look at what he’s doing, this Warrior team is a superior team. They have great depth, 67 wins, talent and versatility to throw at you. To have a chance to win, LeBron James has got to be spectacular, and he’s been that." Jackson does have a point, but this is the second time he will be denying Stephen Curry of his fictitious vote.
Tue, Jun 16, 2015 05:18:00 PM

Mark Jackson is planning to stay as a broadcaster and not become a coach.

"I'm having a time of my life calling these games," Jackson said. "It was a dream of mine to be a player, a coach and to be an announcer. ESPN has been great to me and I'm enjoying what I'm doing and I have not been contacted. I'm having a blast announcing games."
Wed, May 20, 2015 04:01:00 PM

Brian Scalabrine said last season's Warriors staff "really didn’t prepare our team to be championship-caliber."

"We had a very difference of opinion as far as what it takes to push and win a championship," Scalabrine said. "I don’t think championships are given out." Former coach Mark Jackson didn't have fans in the front office and apparently some of his coaches weren't fans either. Jackson is expected to go back to broadcasting and was already calling games in the 2014 postseason.
Fri, Aug 8, 2014 09:54:00 AM

Mark Jackson is reportedly being considered for the Cavaliers' head coaching vacancy.

While the Cavaliers are attempting to keep their search from becoming public, Joe Kotoch of reports that the Cavs have made "back-channel inquiries" about Jackson. The recently-ousted Golden State head coach is currently serving as an in-booth analyst for the NBA Finals, but will now join a list of Cavs' coaching candidates that includes names like Nate McMillan, Mark Price, Alvin Gentry and others. A source close to the situation doesn't think the Cavs job will be enough to lure Jackson from the comforts of the booth, but it seems as if we have a ways to go before this situation is resolved.
Thu, Jun 12, 2014 10:54:00 AM

Former Warriors coach and current ESPN analyst Mark Jackson is already being listed as a potential replacement for Pacers coach Frank Vogel.

Vogel's current contract runs through the 2015-16 season and while no one from Indiana's front office has said that Vogel's job is in jeopardy, the Pacers' notable late season slide and spotty playoff performance is certainly noted. Many, including Marc Stein of ESPN, speculate that Bird may turn to former Pacers point guard Mark Jackson to steer the ship next season.
Sat, May 31, 2014 11:06:00 AM

Former Warriors coach Mark Jackson has accepted a multi-year deal to return as an NBA announcer for ESPN.

Jackson will jump right back into the mix by calling the Eastern Conference finals and NBA Finals with fellow announcers Jeff Van Gundy and Mike Breen. It wouldn't be surprising to see Jackson back on the sidelines in the future, but this ESPN deal makes it improbable that he'll return to coaching next season.
Source: AP
Sat, May 17, 2014 10:25:00 AM

The Warriors have contacted Stan Van Gundy their head coaching vacancy.

Van Gundy hasn't coached in the NBA since the 2011-12 season, but is reportedly interested in the Warriors job. SVG would be an interesting fit for the Warriors as his spread offense would seem to be tailor-made for the likes of Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, David Lee, and Andre Iguodala. Golden State has also shown interest in Steve Kerr since Mark Jackson's firing on Tuesday, so the team has no shortage of qualified options after winning 51 games with Jackson this season.
Thu, May 8, 2014 09:30:00 AM

The Warriors fired Mark Jackson's entire coaching staff on Tuesday, including Brian Scalabrine.

Warriors GM Bob Myers praised the job Jackson has done as head coach over the past three years, but suggested that philosophical and personal differences were the root of Jackson's dismissal. Jackson expressed confidence that he'll land on his feet following his exit from Golden State, adding, "Now the pressure's on for [the Warriors] to get a championship."
Wed, May 7, 2014 09:10:00 AM

The Warriors fired head coach Mark Jackson on Tuesday.

The writing has been on the wall for most of the season, as Jackson reportedly clashed with the team's management, ownership and assistant coaches even while guiding the Warriors to a 51-31 record during the regular season, their best mark since 1991-92. A speculative list of head coach candidates includes Fred Hoiberg, Steve Kerr, Kevin Ollie and Stan Van Gundy, but more substantial details of the search should surface in the coming days.
Tue, May 6, 2014 03:07:00 PM

Warriors head coach Mark Jackson will likely be fired after his meeting with GM Bob Myers and owner Joe Lacob on Tuesday, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports.

Jackson's future with the team has been in doubt all season long and multiple Warriors beat reporters are now speculating that he will be fired. Despite back-to-back postseason appearances, as well as having his players' support, his damaged relationship with the Warriors front office may result in him being let go.
Tue, May 6, 2014 02:41:00 PM

Coach Mark Jackson doesn't have an ally in the front office who will make a case to keep him as head coach of the Warriors, according to Yahoo! Sports.

The Warriors played well in this series despite not having Andrew Bogut (ribs). However, Jackson made some speeches during this game and had some post-game comments that suggest he may have been coaching for his job. "I don't get caught up in it. I have total confidence and total faith that I will be fine even if I'm a full time pastor," Jackson said. There will be plenty to this story in the coming days.
Sun, May 4, 2014 02:20:00 AM

Mark Jackson is dealing with some internal strife between himself and Warriors' management.

There have been prevailing whispers about internal turmoil between Jackson and the Warriors' front office and a new report cites Jackson asking team advisor Jerry West not to attend practices as the latest example. Two assistant coaches have already been dismissed or reassigned, so management will likely take this latest instance into account while evaluating their coach. Jackson has one more year left on his contract, but co-owner Joe Lacob has been reticent to ink Jackson to a contract extension beyond next season. With the Warriors down 3-2 heading into Thursday's Game 6, Jackson could very well be coaching his last game for Golden State.
Thu, May 1, 2014 12:21:00 PM

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