Add current ESPN analyst Mark Jackson to the list of coaching candidates for the Golden State Warriors. From Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports:
Golden State recently interviewed Mark Jackson for its coaching job, a league source tells Y! Sports.
Jackson has no NBA coaching experience, but that hasn't stopped him from pursuing opportunities in recent years. Via a 2010 FanHouse article by Brett Polakolff:
I think it depends on who's doing the hiring," Jackson said. "I think you've got great examples of it, just like any other hire. And then you have examples where it didn't work. Doc Rivers was hired with no experience, and he's as good as it gets as coaching goes.
The former NBA point guard been considered for several head coaching jobs before, including the New York Knicks, Minnesota Timberwolves, Atlanta Hawks and New Orleans Hornets. Last year, the Philadelphia 76ers wanted to interview Jackson for their opening before they hired Doug Collins, but Jackson reportedly was not interested.