Monday, June 8th, 2009 at 10:44 am  |  21 responses

Mark Jackson Still Wants to Coach

And he’s going to be ready when the time comes: “ABC’s Mark Jackson still has coaching on his radar. The ABC commentator recently hired an agent — CAA — to help his search. [...] Jackson’s courting by Knicks president Donnie Walsh last spring did not seem to get Jackson much traction, which is why he felt he needed an agent. Jackson did not get any interviews during this offseason when there were five vacancies. ‘I’m just waiting for an opportunity for the right spot present itself,” Jackson said.”

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  • http://Www.Slamonline.com Melvin ely

    I am first and better than all of you because me it

  • http://www.wow.com nate the great

    mhmmm. maybe the grizz?
    dallas? sac-town?

  • http://Www.Slamonline.com Melvin ely

    ‘of’ goddamit lol

  • riggs

    mama there goes that man

  • Ken

    Melvin Ely is greater than us because in one of those games where the teams wore throwback uniforms, he blew out his braids into a fro and wore long socks to his knees. That was so awesome.
    Oh, and Mark Jackson doesn’t impress me with his commentary, which makes me wonder how good a coach he’d be.

  • http://Www.Slamonline.com Melvin ely

    I dont think dallas is going to change coaches soon nate, they’d just as soon change owners first (god i hope so). New jersey looks like a good fit

  • IndyB

    Mark Jackson was always a cerebral player who understood the game and overcame physical disadvantages to become a solid starting point guard for over a decade. He is an ordained minister and was a great leader in the locker room. He would be excellent as long as his staff is filled out by great x’s and o’s guys to manage the defense because Action Jackson was never great at that defense stuff.

  • http://slamonline.com Ben Osborne

    VERY well put, IndyB.

  • http:///www.twitter.com/TheDiesel Anton

    Come to Cleveland – all you have to do is have basic decency, an IQ of over 80, rotations and gameplans that aren’t stubborn like a stupid mule, and an invisible camera to take pictures.

  • larrylegend

    solid starting point guard? what? he’s 2nd all-time in assists and just had passing-abilities you can’t teach. he should make ewing his assistant.

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  • Teddy-the-Bear

    ……. Double post?

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    Double post?…

  • Mike

    Who’s going to replace him, I love van gundy but mike breem is terrible!!

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    Co-sign larrylegend, although why did you have to say that about Ewing?
    Mark is THE Magician. ‘Nuff said.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    Mark Jackson has the potential to coach a championship caliber team.

  • jessdogg

    he lost all credibility when he announced to scottie pippen on national television that kobe would be the greatest of all time surpassing mj. only an idiot would argue such a point.

  • jessdogg

    maybe a little strong, but you get where im going.

  • chintao

    A championship-caliber team doesn’t really need a coach. Case in point: this year’s Fakers with that comatose hippie on the bench.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Blinguo

    The NBA needs a reality show for all the guys who want to coach, then drill them in coaching techniques by established names and teachers, and pick a winner in the finale with a guaranteed job. Mark Jax here, Eric Snow, etc etc. Some guys who had enough coaching experience sadly never got the chance either, like Dennis Johnson, unless you count NBDL head coaching – which is the red-headed step child of the NBA family.