Wow... going with a rookie coach. Perhaps this is just a strategy to prevent
Utah from getting Golden State's 2012 first round draft pick (top seven
I hope he finishes with the 8th worst record in the league.
"Give him credit!" Good, now we don't have to listen to him commentate
Could the Jazz get lucky in the lottery again?Probably not, unless
there's a shortened season, not allowing the new coach to turn the team around
to his style.What happens to that pick (position-wise) if there ends
up being no NBA season at all?What happens to this year's picks? Do
they have to sign a contract before even knowing if there'll be a season?I haven't seen anything on these issues.
P.S. I hope Mark has a successful coaching career. I remember him being
basketball smart, a pretty darn good player, and a nice guy.Too bad
the Jazz couldn't make hay when they had him as the backup PG, which was the
Jazz weakness for so many years.
He'd do good...don't underestimate him...he may be a rookie coach...but everyone
has to start as a rookie coach...
I am so glad Mark Jackson was hired to coach!Now I will not have to
hear him spewing about how wonderful he was/is on ESPN & ABC broadcasts. He
is one of the worst announcers of all-time!
He was a cancer in the Jazz locker room. How is that showing leadership skills?
@ Doctor J I couldn't agree more! I've been turning the sound WAY down on the
finals games, his commentary is so bad and so biast. F.Y.I. Mark Jackson,
don't go into officiating either, even with instant replay, you can't get a call
I hope Jackson the best as a coach. The longer he stays out of the broadcast
booth, the happier I will be. I'm sick of his constant preaching, plus he does
both things that a color commentator should not do: 1) Verbal replays, and 2)
Try to convince us that we viewers didn't see what we saw. He's like a real
estate agent who walks into the kitchen and says, "This is the
kitchen," and then walks into the master bedroom and says, "This is
the living room."
Jackson tried to divide the locker room when he was here. He tried to convince
the other players that the team would be better if he was the starter and
stockton was put on the bench. Thats blasephmy around here. His
commentary is arrogant. If only charles barkley could do every game......
I must have been thinking about another Mark Jackson.
Jackson probably does not effect the Jazz a whole lot. GS is not likely to make
the playoffs and they are not likely to be one of the 7 worst teams in the
league. The Jazz should get a good pick next year. This year the
Jazz have a great choice. They can take Kanter who is likely to be better than
AJ and Millsap and a lot cheaper or they can take Knight who is going to be
better than Harris. One of AJ, Millsap and Harris can be involved in a trade
that brings back another lotto pick and other consideration. The Jazz do not
have to trade any of the above for a couple of years to let the rookies develop.
The Jazz can draft for need or take the BPA at 12. Jimmer may become
better than Harris (different style) or they could get another shooter.The Jazz are in a good situation. They have good options at 3 and should get
good value at 12. They will get better and less expensive in the long run. The biggest need is at SF as AK is not likely back.
I, too, am glad that he won't be doing the TV broadcasts any more. His
commentary style makes me crazy and groan. But I wish him well in his new
coaching gig, as long as they don't interview him very much during/after games.
I try not to hold grudges, but I remember how much locker room tension he caused
while here. At least that was the rumor floating around. Don't mess with my
I was elated when I heard the news of Mark Jackson becoming the new Warriors
coach! Why? Because I don't have to mute the the NBA games he does on ESPN
anymore. The babble of "if I was this guy or that guy, I would do
this" got tired. I have long wondered how some fall under
Jackson's spell. Apparently the Warriors owner has taken the call from "The
Point God" (as he used to be called in NYC) for his know it all
attitude.How does the GS owner think Mark Jackson "epitomizes
leadership" anyway? Jackson tried to divide the locker room against
Stockton when he was here in Utah. Knicks fans in large numbers thought he was a
clown so to speak back in the early 90's. And recently, he had been the most
egocentric commentator I think I have ever listened to.We will see
what Mark does at Golden State. It's not that I wish to condemn the guy, but I
certainly will not miss him on ESPN with Van Gundy anymore.
"He was a leader and a winner both on and off the floor in this
league...."-----Jerry Sloan and John Stockton must be shaking
their heads right now. Mark Jackson seems to talk a good game. Sounds like
he's playing a new, inexperienced ownership group who do not know enough to see
through him.Let's hope the Warriors are bad, but not too bad next
year. I believe they keep their first round pick if it's top 7 and Jazz get it
if it's 8 or higher. Come on, Jackson- shoot for 8th worst record in the
league! If so, that would be four players taken in the top 10 in exchange for D
serves GS right for hiring this clown, too bad the writer of this story is so
mis-informed about what kind of a player and "leader" Jackson was.
He will make Isaiah Thomas look like a good coach, I can't imagine
he'll take any of the blame when his team is horrible.
This is great! Now we don't have to hear the hypocrite talk about "selling
the flop" and then hear him call out players for "flopping",
worst announcer ever!! Whatever happened to Marv Albert doing the Finals games,
Good Riddance Mark Jackson!
If I were an owner or GM this man wouldn't be hired as a ball boy!