Mark Jackson

CLEVELAND, OH - JUNE 16: Klay Thompson #11 of the Golden State Warriors hugs ESPN broadcaster Mark Jackson after winning the Larry O'Brein Trophy after Game Six of the 2015 NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers at the Quicken Loans Arena on June 16, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. Copyright 2015 NBAE (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)

Keidel: Aside From LeBron, Mark Jackson Had To Be Most Deflated

Generally, a new coach inherits the very vulnerable team that got the prior coach fired. Which is why, aside from LeBron, the most viscerally defeated or deflated man in the building was Mark Jackson.

06/19/2015

D'Angelo Harrison #11 of the St. John's Red Storm puts the ball up to the basket against Jajuan Johnson #5 of the Marquette Golden Eagles during the game at Madison Square Garden on February 1, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Nate Shron/Getty Images)

12 Great Players In St. John’s Basketball History

With St. John’s looking more and more like it will make the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2010-11, it’s time to look back on some of the great players who have called Jamaica, Queens, home over the last 70 years.

02/24/2015

Derek Fisher is introduced as coach of the New York Knicks. (Photo by Jennifer Pottheiser/NBAE via Getty Images)

Keidel: Fisher May Be The Goods, But He’s Got Quite A Job Ahead Of Him

For all we know Derek Fisher is the next Red Auerbach. But no matter the GM, hard work or the hypotenuse of Phil Jackson’s famed triangle offense will make MSG a winning culture.

06/11/2014

Former Golden State coach Mark Jackson addresses the media before facing the Los Angeles Clippers in Game 5 of the Western Conference quarterfinals at Staples Center on April 29, 2014 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Mark Jackson Offers Mixed Messages On His Interest In Knicks Job

Does Mark Jackson want the Knicks’ head coaching job or not? Would it even matter if he did? Those are some legitimate questions considering the situation at Madison Square Garden.

06/05/2014

Former Golden State coach Mark Jackson addresses the media before facing the Los Angeles Clippers in Game 5 of the Western Conference quarterfinals at Staples Center on April 29, 2014 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Report: Phil Jackson ‘Open’ To Talking To Mark Jackson About Knicks Job

Knicks President Phil Jackson, who whiffed in his pursuit of Steve Kerr, is “open” to talking to Mark Jackson about the organization’s head-coaching vacancy, according to a report.

05/19/2014

Former Golden State Warriors head coach Mark Jackson (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Mark Jackson Is Not The Right Man For Knicks’ Job

If Phil Jackson interviewed him, perhaps Mark Jackson would promise to make changes. If he did, maybe it could work. But for the Knicks, that’s a bet they cannot afford to make.

05/19/2014

Phil Jackson (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Keidel: Phil Jackson, Brought To NYC To Bring Juice To MSG, Fails 1st Test

This strikes a blow to everyone in the organization, from Jackson to Jim Dolan to Carmelo Anthony, who must be appalled by the notion that the most visible non-player in the NBA can’t even get his own acolyte to coach for him.

05/15/2014

The Nets’ Paul Pierce reacts in the second quarter against the Miami Heat during Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinals on May 10, 2014, in Brooklyn. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Keidel: If Not Your Admiration, Nets At Least Deserve Your Attention

Still want to talk Knicks? Phil Jackson and Steve Kerr? There’s a far better story going on in Brooklyn, one that you really should start paying attention to.

05/12/2014

Former Golden State Warriors head coach Mark Jackson (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

Keidel: It’s Too Bad Mark Jackson Is Not Phil Jackson’s Guy

No coach is better qualified, in attitude and aptitude, than Mark Jackson is to the Knicks. It’s a shame that Steve Kerr is currently Phil Jackson’s pet.

05/07/2014

Steve Kerr (Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Knicks President Phil Jackson Needs To Get His Man

Jackson needs to get his man. Whatever his Plan B is doesn’t matter. The Plan A needs to work. That’s why Jackson is getting $10 million a season to run the Knicks.

05/07/2014

Steve Kerr (Photo by Andy Hayt/NBAE/Getty images)

Report: Despite Interest From Warriors, Kerr Leaning Toward Knicks

The Knicks remain the frontrunner to land Steve Kerr as their next head coach, but they have some competition. According to a report, Kerr will listen to the Warriors if they approach him about their coaching vacancy.

05/07/2014

Former Golden State Warriors head coach Mark Jackson (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

Warriors’ Coach Jackson Urges Fans To Boycott Game 5 In Los Angeles

Jackson said players have families to worry about and are getting paid to be there but fans “cannot allow someone with these feelings to profit.”

04/28/2014

Jason Kidd (Photo by Steven Freeman/NBAE via Getty Images)

Back To The Future: Jason Kidd Introduced As New Head Coach Of Brooklyn Nets

Kidd was introduced on Thursday as the new coach of the Brooklyn Nets, less than 24 hours after he was hired by the franchise that he led to its greatest NBA success.

06/13/2013

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Warriors Vs. Nuggets Preview: Faried To Start, Curry Hoping To Play

Whether the pain in Stephen Curry’s sprained left ankle will subside enough for him to be on the court when the Golden State Warriors host the Denver Nuggets is not something the point guard could say for sure.

04/26/2013

Carmelo Anthony against the Golden State Warriors (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

Anthony Returns, But Punchless Knicks Can’t Get Ball In Basket Against Warriors

Their 63 points was the lowest scoring output for the Knicks this season. It also was the lowest shooting percentage of the season for any NBA team, according to Golden State.

03/12/2013

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