Mark Jackson Rumors

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Mark Jackson
Mark Jackson
Position: -
Born: 04/01/65
Height: 6-3 / 1.91
Weight:195 lbs. / 88.5 kg.
Earnings: $38,885,000 ($62,115,148*)
When you go into these NBA organizations, they immediately want you to be who they want you to be,” Draymond told Cari Champion on “The Brownprint” podcast. “I didn’t want to be who they wanted me to be. And I also had a coach in Mark Jackson who told me from the very beginning, ‘Listen, I want you to come here as the same Draymond I’ve been watching on TV for years. I want you to be an animal, be a dog and be a leader. I don’t care who is in front of you, I don’t care who has more money than you, who has more status in the league than you — I want you to come in and be the same leader that you’ve been your whole life.’”
Barry Jackson: ESPN has decided that Mike Breen, Jeff Van Gundy and Mark Jackson – originally expected to do entire Heat-Celtics series – instead will do the (unexpected) Game 7 of Clippers-Nuggets tomorrow night. So Mark Jones, Doris Burke work Game 1 of Heat-Celtics on ESPN at 6:30 tomorrow.
“I think Steve will do a good job,” Garnett told the News. “He has good players there — matter of fact, he has two great players there. He has a great foundation to start off of, and I look forward to seeing Brooklyn being one of the better teams next year. And Steve’s influence is gonna be a lot of that success, and I look for him to do big things there. But if I was to be candid, you’ve got Mark Jackson out there. You’ve got Sam Cassell out there. You’ve got Tyronn Lue out there. You know what I’m saying? Proven guys, but Steve’s my guy. I’ll support him in anything he does, but it was also some — in my estimation — some deeper candidates out there that Brooklyn could have went with.”
Oakleys says like everyone else in the NBA world, he had no idea Nash was even interested in a coaching gig … “but that’s how the world is.” “People hire their friends, people that they believe in. Somebody must believe in Steve Nash, a great player.” But, Oakley says there are plenty of Black coaches — like Mark Jackson, Pete Myers and Jason Kidd — who have been waiting for jobs … and got beat out because “this guy comes out of the blue.” “That goes to show you we’re still behind the 8 ball,” Oak says … “That’s what we’re trying to fight for, equal opportunity.”