Mark Jackson hasn’t had an NBA head coaching job since he was the Warriors coach when he was hired in 2011.
The team had made the playoffs once in the last 17 years before Jackson got there.
In his first season, Jackson led the team to a losing record, but it was followed by a playoff appearance as the 6th seed in the Western Conference. That team won in their first-round series over the Denver Nuggets and were eliminated in the next round. His next, and final season, as the Warriors coach, he took the team to the playoffs for the second straight year, only to be eliminated in seven games by the Chris Paul and Blake Griffin led Los Angeles Clippers. He was then fired that offseason.
The next year the Warriors won the championship with Steve Kerr as the first-year head coach.
Jackson doesn’t receive nearly enough credit for building this team up and the coaching job he did.
Now, in 2022 eight years later, he finds himself as the lead for the Sacramento Kings head coaching job. The Kings need some life put into their franchise, and Jackson could do just that.
He has been out of the coaching game for a while, but he was successful his last time around. Could he do the same for the Kings?
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