ESPN/ABC broadcaster Mark Jackson has been in the news as an NBA coaching candidate once again, having just narrowly lost out on the Sacramento Kings head coach opening to Mike Brown. Jackson remains a candidate for another coaching position, but this was his best shot in some time.
Whenever Jackson strikes out in his coaching pursuit, people wonder why. It’s been a topic on Bay Area radio over the last weekend. And it’s a curious situation, unique even. The reasons for Mark Jackson’s drought are hidden, in part, because he’s an announcer. If he ever gets what he wants and leaves that position, we’ll see more on why the object of his pursuit was kept from him. Teams know. They’ve done the work to find out what Jackson’s current employer has tried to keep quiet.