In the past few weeks we’ve heard rumors suggesting Golden State Warriors head coach Mark Jackson explored the idea of coaching both the Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Clippers during their head coaching vacancies.
Of course, Jackson was still under contract with the Warriors so any move would have required an agreement on the Warriors behalf, but for the second straight season Jackson has allegedly bumped heads with coaching staff and the team – despite a solid record – is a mini slump away from missing the postseason in the tough Western Conference.
An early round bounce and it’s possible the Warriors may decide to go another way. If that happens, the New York Post is reporting Jackson could be interested in coaching the New York Knicks – his former team.
So what’s the chances of another ex-Knick named Jackson making the move back to New York City?
Barring a late-season collapse, Warriors coach Mark Jackson will guide Golden State to its second straight playoff berth. But if the team doesn’t advance at least to the second round, there’s a distinct chance he could be a coaching free agent and available if new president Phil Jackson wants him.
Plenty has to happen for such a match to be made, though you certainly have to think going back to the Knicks has crossed Jackson’s mind once or a hundred times.