Mark Jackson‘s name is on the list of potential Knicks coach candidates, and the former Golden State manager reiterated his desire to return to an NBA bench on Wednesday.
Appearing as a guest on ESPN’s First Take, Jackson, who led Golden State to a regular season record of 121-109 in three seasons, which included two trips to the playoffs, said he can’t wait to take on the challenge. lead a team in the future.
There are 30 NBA jobs. I don’t downplay myself to one. I can’t wait to go back to training again, it’s a dream of mine, Jackson said. I had a lot of fun in coaching the Golden State for three years, developing incredible relationships and having some success. And I can’t wait to face the challenge of doing it again somewhere.
The Knicks are currently led by interim head coach Mike Miller, who took over after firing David Fizdale in December. The Knicks have shown some improvement under Miller, but the jury is probably still out if the team’s front office believes he is the right man for the head coaching job that goes on.
“The interesting thing with Mark Jackson is that he’s one of those polarizing figures – at least in the small sample size that’s people on Twitter,” said SNY’s Ian Begley. “… I haven’t heard his name mentioned as a strong candidate. That doesn’t necessarily mean I’m not a prominent candidate for the job.
“I suppose he would have an interest in the job if the Knicks came to him.”