By Dave Daniels @AllDave_AllDay on May 17, 2014
Mark Jackson recently was shown the proverbial short end of the stick by the Golden State Warriors after this season, and it has resulted in a return to broadcasting for the California resident. The reasons that Jackson should stick with broadcasting for a bit are listed below, and I hope you enjoy them.
You generally know when you are going to be working in sports media, even if you do not know where you are working from time to time. Jackson will not get to spend a lot of time in California during these playoffs, but the former coach should have plenty of interesting anecdotes to offer from his eventful year of b-ball.
Jackson paired with Jeff Van Gundy has been great television in the past, and I do not think it is going to change in the future. Those two always seemed to enjoy working with each other, and I do not think Jackson or Van Gundy will ever be struggling for a job.
I love Steve Kerr as an analyst, but the reality is that the former guard has not proven himself as a coach. Jackson has. Warriors owner Joe Lacob better hope that Kerr can perform well, because Silicon Valley could get angry if the team regresses next season.
The Knicks now have Jackson on their short list, but the Zenmaster is not likely to hire Mark. Phil tends to look more at coaches and players who he has a history with, and so that will have Mark on the outside looking in.
His winning percentage speaks for itself, and his team improved their record every season that Jackson was at the helm. He will have no problem finding a head coaching job once he decides the time is right. For the time though, broadcasting is not a bad way to make a buck.
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