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Warriors Fire Mark Jackson, Will Knicks Be Interested?

by Michael Schepp | Posted on Wednesday, May 7th, 2014
(Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

(Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

The Golden State Warriors made news Tuesday afternoon, announcing that they have fired their head coach Mark Jackson after going 121-109 through three seasons. The Warriors won 51 games this season which was the 3rd most in their franchise history.

With this news coming through, it now gives that Knicks another option to their head coaching hunt for next season. Steve Kerr seemed to be the front runner for the spot, but with Kerr having his family in California, the Warriors have already reached out to Kerr and it might be a better fit for him and his family. The Warriors have a very talented roster that has more potential right now then the New York Knicks who aren’t even sure that Carmelo Anthony is going to return. Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, David Lee and other roll players sounds better then Raymond Felton, Iman Shumpert and Tyson Chandler.

Although it hasn’t been reported that the Knicks have reached out at all to Mark Jackson, it would be hard to believe that he wouldn’t have interest. He got drafted by the Knicks and was the teams point guard from 1987-1992 before returning for one more year in 2001. He would be a fan favorite to return to the bench at Madison Square Garden, but may not be the perfect fit.  Jackson never played under Phil’s triangle offense which may be a problem as that will most likely be the way the Knicks run their offense.

Mark Jackson might not be the super star coach that Carmelo Anthony wants to play under and might turn him away from resigning with the Knicks. Unfortunately, Carmelo Anthony is way more important to make sure he is happy and that the entire team besides himself will buy in to the system that the coach wants to run.

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