The Golden State Warriors fired head coach Mark Jackson after three years, and it came as a disappointment and to most of his players. There were many reasons that ended Jackson’s tenure with the Warriors, but there is no doubt that he has the ability to coach again in the NBA. He had some issues with favoritism, according to reports, and also had some issues with his offense that made it ineffective quite a bit of the time.
Jackson made it clear that he isn’t done coaching after being fired, and that he believes that coaching is in his future. There is no denying that he steadily improved during his three years with Golden State, and there are plenty of teams that will have interest in him in the future. He has a career 121-109 record in his three-year coaching career, and had his Warriors team playing above the level that many thought they were capable of playing.
Even if Jackson is unable to land one of the current head coaching jobs that are open, he will be on teams’ lists in the future. He is the type of coach that can instill confidence in young players, and knows how to use players in situations that they will succeed. Those types of instincts coming from his playing days, and he will always be a very wise coach who can help his players through a lot of different situations.
Overall, the fact of the matter is that we haven’t seen the last of Mark Jackson patrolling the sidelines. He has a great feel for the game and is still a young coach that is improving his craft. There is no denying the ability and instincts that he has, and those two things will get him another head coaching job in the future.
Evan Massey is a Staff Writer for Hoops-Nation.com. Follow Evan on Twitter at @Massey_Evan.