When the Golden State Warriors brought in former NBA point guard Mark Jackson to be their coach in the summer of 2011, there were a lot mixed reviews about how it would work out with him having no coaching experience in the league. He struggled in his first season, but showed a ton of prowess in leading Golden State to the second round of the playoffs.
One of the things that has always been true, though, is that Jackson is one of the most well-liked people in league circles. Whether it’s his former teammates, his former broadcast colleagues at ESPN, the media that covers him in Golden State, or his players, they all rant and rave about how much respect they have for Jackson and how great of a guy he is.
Though sometimes Jackson can get a bit preachy, which some people find off-putting, there’s no denying that he has a bit of charm about him when it comes to winning people over to his favor. He showed us a good example of this on Friday.
With training camp set to begin in only four days and media day happening today, reporters are all trying to get the scoop. Apparently, many of them have been trying to get Jackson to talk about who he plans to trot out in his starting five. However, Jackson had a hilarious retort to that on Twitter as he said, “Media keep asking me do I know my starting 5 yet? YES!! It’s @andrewbogut #Warriors.” Oh, Coach Jackson—you clever devil.
There’s no doubt that Jackson is in the favor and has the respect of many people around the NBA. It’s moments like this when he’s candid and humorous that makes it easy to see why.
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