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Mark Jackson | Guard

Team: Golden State Warriors
Age / DOB:  (49) / 4/1/1965
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 195
College: St. John's
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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. Aug 8 - 9:54 AM

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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 probasketballdraft.com 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.
Jun 12 - 10:54 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.
May 31 - 11:06 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
May 17 - 10:25 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.
May 8 - 9:30 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."
May 7 - 9:10 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.
May 6 - 3:07 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.
May 6 - 2:41 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.
May 4 - 2:20 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.
May 1 - 12:21 PM

Former Golden State Warriors assistant coach Darren Erman was fired for secretly taping conversations between players and coaches.

Erman was fired on April 5th for "violating company policy," but the Warriors did not give a specific reason at the time. According to ESPN, Erman was recording "coaches' meetings, meetings between the coaches and players, and informal discussions among coaches that took place in the team's coaches room." There's a spotlight on secretly taping private conversations thanks to Donald Sterling, and it is no surprise that this is a fireable offense, but Erman has already landed a new job as the Celtics' director of scouting.
Source: ESPN.com
Apr 29 - 4:35 PM

Mark Jackson believes fans should boycott Game 5 at Staples Center.

"The loudest statement to be made is not showing up," Jackson said. "The noise of it not being tolerated, that this is a different time. It's unfortunate, and we cannot allow someone with these feelings to profit." Jackson's feelings are not exclusive as several sponsors of the Clippers, including State Farm and CarMax, have already suspended their relationship with the organization. It will be interesting to see the outcome in attendance on Tuesday for Game 5, as well as what kind of reaction the Clippers will get from the fans that do decide to attend.
Apr 28 - 5:14 PM

The Warriors fired assistant coach Darren Erman on Friday for violating company policy.

"This is the type of decision that would be made across the board and irrespective of position within the organization,'' said GM Bob Myers. The details of his dismissal are unclear, but it has no connection to assistant Brian Scalabrine's curious "reassignment" to the D-League, which is believed to have occurred because of a rift with head coach Mark Jackson.
Apr 5 - 3:29 PM

Stephen Curry hopes to be consulted by Warriors management before they make any decisions about coach Mark Jackson's future with the franchise.

"I love coach and everything he's about," Curry said. "I love playing for him and that's all that matters to me ... The transformation we've had since coach Jackson has been here is obviously evident and it raises the expectations ... We're on pace for the best season in 20 years." Jackson denied Adrian Wojnarowski's report that he had expressed interest in coaching the Nets and Clippers over the past year, and he and former assistant coach Mike Malone both denied that they went weeks without speaking before Malone left to coach the Kings. This isn't the last we'll hear about the story, but Jackson should at least get a reprieve until the summer and it helps that he has Golden State's franchise player in his corner.
Mar 27 - 2:58 PM

Warriors coach Mark Jackson has reportedly "forced a reassignment" of assistant coach Brian Scalabrine.

According to Yahoo! Sports, the Warriors' ownership and management are very pleased with Scalabrine's performance and they have "no intention of letting him leave the organization," but they're willing to accommodate Jackson's request to shift him off the bench. Golden State is not expected to discuss a contract extension with Jackson, who has one year remaining on his contract, and Yahoo! reports that he has "come under increased scrutiny within the organization for how he has run the team and worked on the job." The Warriors' 44-27 record is good enough for sixth place in the tough Western Conference and it's unlikely that this situation will boil over until at least the summer.
Mar 25 - 2:56 PM

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PosRoleName
PG1Stephen Curry
2Shaun Livingston
SG1Klay Thompson
2Brandon Rush
3Nemanja Nedovic
SF1Andre Iguodala
2Harrison Barnes
PF1David Lee
2Draymond Green
3Marreese Speights
C1Andrew Bogut
2Festus Ezeli
3Ognjen Kuzmic