EP 52 // MARK JACKSON ON THE NETS’ BIG 3, A LAKERS TITLE ASTERISK & WHY HE DOESN’T GET COACHING JOBS
A tough competitor with a sharp basketball mind, Mark Jackson has succeeded at multiple positions within the game. After playing point guard for 17 seasons in the NBA, with standout seasons on the New York Knicks and Indiana Pacers, he successfully transitioned to ESPN game analyst, where he continues to mesh perfectly with former coach Jeff Van Gundy, then became head coach of the Golden State Warriors from 2011–2014, turning the franchise around and helping to build what became a dynasty. On this episode of “Getcha Popcorn Ready,” Mark joins T.O. and Hatch to talk about why he hasn’t gotten another NBA head coaching job since reviving the Dubs and establishing a winning culture, what it was like coaching young Steph Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green, the challenges rookie Brooklyn Nets head coach Steve Nash faces with superstars Kevin Durant, James Harden and Kyrie Irving and how he would fix the Big 3’s issues, who’s to blame for Harden’s contentious exit from the Houston Rockets, the unexpected reason he thinks the Lakers’ title won in the Orlando bubble deserves an asterisk, how he and Chris Mullin improved each other at St. John’s University, finding mentorship in the NBA, and much more. Check it out!
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