The name of the Knicks‘ next head coach was the main topic of discussion among New York fans.
The name of Mark Jackson has not resonated much, but Jackson has been linked to the Knicks for a few years, and while things could be changed with a new regime in place, his resume justifies a legitimate shot to be the next coach of the Knicks.
Ian Begley recently reported that Jackson has been held in high regard by people within the Knicks organization, but it is unknown if he is an actual candidate for the job that New York has yet to interview in the coronavirus pandemic.
There are a few things that make the Brooklyn native very attractive to the Knicks. First, Jackson has been successful in developing younger players. The Knicks roster is full of young talents with potential and will add another one this summer to the draft.
Also, Jackson’s time to play for the Knicks and St. John’s University should help him handle the pressures of the New York media and the spotlight. Jackson shouldn’t shrink under bright lights. He also has a proven track record in improving the team’s defense, finishing in the top five in the past year he coached at Golden State.
All in all, Mark Jackson shouldn’t just be a candidate, but a favorite for the Knicks job.