- Chargers vs. Chiefs: Missed tackles, timely penalties cost Bolts
- Chargers vs. Chiefs: Bolts beat themselves, lose 23-20
- Percy Harvin trade showcases the bureaucracy of sports
- Percy Harvin trade: Seahawks shopped wide receiver for ‘weeks,’ per report
- Chargers news: Branden Oliver is just what the Bolts needed
- Landon Donovan’s final U.S. match ends in 1-1 draw vs. Ecuador
- Chargers secondary flying under the radar
- Sharks finally finish Kings in season opener, 4-0
- Lakers training camp 2014: Has Wesley Johnson found his niche?
- NFL Quotes Roundup, Week 5: Reggie Wayne acknowledges age, RGIII makes progress
Mark Jackson will re-join ESPN as analyst, work Heat vs. Pacers
- Updated: May 17, 2014
Mark Jackson will re-join ESPN as an NBA analyst beginning next week during Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals, according to ESPN.com.
The 17-year NBA veteran was dismissed by the Golden State Warriors following a 51-31 season and a first-round playoff exit in 2013-14 at the hands of the Los Angeles Clippers. Beyond the surface, multiple reports throughout the season suggested team turmoil and a lack of chemistry among the coaching staff, which could have ultimately led to his firing.
The Warriors have already moved on from Jackson and hired Steve Kerr, who is also coming off a stint as an NBA analyst with TNT. Like Jackson, Kerr has no head coaching experience, although he is a 17-year veteran himself as well as a five-time NBA champion.
In Jackson’s case, returning to the sidelines will give him an opportunity to remain close to the game while taking the time to decide if he’d like to pursue another opportunity. Per the report, his agreement with ESPN is for multiple years, so it’s conceivable he’ll be comfortable for the time being.
Photo Credit: USATSI
Latest posts by Michael C. Jones (see all)
- Percy Harvin trade: Seahawks shopped wide receiver for ‘weeks,’ per report - October 17, 2014
- Landon Donovan’s final U.S. match ends in 1-1 draw vs. Ecuador - October 11, 2014
- Padres fall to Rockies, 3-2 despite testing Jorge De La Rosa - September 23, 2014