The Lakers have officially fired head coach Frank Vogel, and now the search for a new leader in the locker room is underway and LeBron James may be fond of one possible candidate. James would be enthused at the idea of Mark Jackson getting the job, according to The Athletic’s Sam Amick.
In a Monday report from The Athletic’s Shams Charania, Raptors coach Nick Nurse and Michigan coach Juwan Howard were named as candidates that people should keep an eye on for the open job. Now, the former Warriors coach may be someone to keep an eye on as well.
Jackson last coached in the NBA in 2014 with Golden State before he was fired and replaced with Steve Kerr, who went on to coach the team to an NBA title in his first year there. Since then, Jackson has been an NBA broadcast commentator for ESPN. His name has swirled for potential NBA coaching jobs in the past, namely the Knicks.
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