After being abruptly removed from his position as head coach of the Golden State Warriors recently following a two-year string of playoff appearances, Mark Jackson signed on to return to ESPN as an analyst, although that doesn’t necessarily mean that he’s completely out of the picture to take over one of the vacant NBA jobs.
According to Terry Pluto at Cleveland.com, though, the Cleveland Cavaliers will not be one of the teams serving as a potential landing spot for Jackson.
Jackson’s tenure was strange. He had success on the court, winning 51 games. Most of his players liked him and were upset that he was fired. Yet, he had trouble with his own coaching staff, and in communicating with the front office. And those traits were getting worse rather than better in his two years. From what I hear, he won’t be a serious candidate here.
The Cavaliers are looking for a new coach after showing Mike Brown the door after leading the Cavs to a 33-49 record in his second stint with the organization.
Jackson’s handling of management in Golden State has been under a lot of scrutiny which is why some dismiss the success that he had with the team in justifying the team letting him go after they were ousted in the NBA Playoffs by the Clippers.