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They plan to speak with at least four more candidates as well: Nate McMillan (former Seattle SuperSonics and Portland Trailblazers coach); now an associate head coach with the Indiana Pacers), Mark Jackson (former Golden State Warriors coach), Ettore Messina (renowned European coach, former Los Angeles Lakers assistant who is currently an assistant with the San Antonio Spurs), and Elston Turner (longtime assistant coach who spent four seasons with Kings president of basketball operations Vlade Divac in Sacramento and is currently on Dave Joerger’s staff in Memphis).
Frank Isola: Despite the nonsense generated by Tiny Blogger, Thibs absolutely would have considered Knicks. He didn’t demand power. Minny gave it to him. The issue is that a top coaching candidate was available and Phil wouldn’t even talk to him. Same with JVG & Mark Jackson. But at least Phil found the time to call Luke Walton and not discuss the Knicks job. Phil’s search firm – the Bulls front office – wouldn’t recommend Thibs. How’s that for due diligence. Honestly, you can’t make it up.
Vincent Goodwill: Minny interviewed Mark Jackson yesterday, and there was no mention of him wanting both roles. Token? Checking a box?
Mark Jackson, Vinny Del Negro and Sam Mitchell are the first three candidates scheduled to interview for the Sacramento Kings’ vacant coaching position, according to league sources. Sources told ESPN.com that the Kings, who have been openly planning a deliberate search for George Karl’s replacement, have lined up sit-downs with Jackson and Del Negro as well as Mitchell, whose stint as the Minnesota Timberwolves’ interim coach came to an abrupt end last week after the Wolves’ regular-season finale.