It’s been a while since we saw Mark Jackson working for an NBA franchise.
The former guard and Golden State Warriors coach had struggled to find a new opportunity, eventually landing a job in broadcasting.
And now that Knicks legend Walt Frazier is reportedly looking to take a lesser role with the organization and not work on road games, it seems like he’s poised to get back to the league.
According to a report by Andrew Marchand of The New York Post (via NBA Central), Jackson will join the Knicks’ broadcast team starting next season.
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Jackson played for the organization and is still beloved and respected by the fan base, so there are some obvious ties there.
He doesn’t get enough credit for setting the foundation for the Warriors’ dynasty, which is why some of his former pupils often mention him and give him praise and flowers for his impact on their success.
There have been multiple reports about his workplace behavior being the only reason why he hasn’t gotten another opportunity to be a coach, especially considering how much he’s lobbied to try and get back on the bench.
That may not happen any time soon, but at least he can stay close to the game he loves.
Moreover, the Knicks are expected to play in some meaningful games next season.
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