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Golden State Warriors Head Coach Update: Mark Jackson A Finalist for W's Head Coach

The Warriors short list is apparently getting shorter.

According to’s Matt Steinmetz current ESPN NBA Analyst Mark Jackson has emerged as a ‘finalist’ for the Golden State Warriors’ head coaching position.

Along with Mavericks assistant Dwane Casey, Lakers assistant Brian Shaw, and Celtics assistant Lawrence Frank, Jackson is a part of the last group of serious contenders to take over as signal caller, though the W’s have remained rather allusive about the whole process.

Majority owner Joe Lacob has stated his looking with a candidate with previous head coaching experience, but according to Steinmetz, Jackson is the only candidate to have spoken to him personally during this process.

Jackson has had two conversations with the Warriors, including one with owner Joe Lacob…that is significant because Lacob was not in on the Warriors’ first set of discussions with candidates. It is unknown whether Shaw, Casey or Frank has met or talked to Lacob up to this point.

Although he hasn’t any NBA coaching experience, Jackson could be a good fit for Golden State with his defensive mindset and background as a player, offensive knowledge at the guard position that could help Monta and Steph, likable personality with the players and fans, and overall energy and passion for the game that I think could really help out the W’s.

Should be an interesting few weeks for Warriors fans as the team comes to it’s final decision.

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