Mark Jackson Joins ESPN, Knicks Reveal Top Head Coach Candidate
Most hoped that former Golden State Warriors coach Mark Jackson would assume the vacant head coaching gig with the wayward New York Knicks after a New York Post report yesterday (May 16). However that’s clearly not the case, as he’s reportedly signed a five-year deal with ESPN as a NBA Game Analyst.
ESPN reports that Jackson’s will return to the air Sunday, May 18, during the telecast of Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals between the Miami Heat and Indiana Pacers. The former NBA player will rejoin play-by-play commentator Mike Breen and fellow analyst Jeff Van Gundy.
Sadly, this leaves the Knicks without a coach in an evaporating pool of candidates. According to NY Daily News, Oklahoma Thunder guard Derek Fisher is the front-runner for the job since their first choice, Steve Kerr, opted to coach Golden State. And that makes total sense, because Fisher spent years playing under the tutelage of the Knicks new team president Phil Jackson.
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