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Why The Lakers Are Hesitant to Hire Mark Jackson

Is Mark Jackson becoming the Lakers’ next coach? The former NBA coach Mark Jackson has been the one talked about to be the Lakers’ next coach just because he is “reportedly someone who would get LeBron James “enthused” if he were to be hired by L.A. general manager Rob Pelinka.”

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However, one NBA insider feels that the former point guard likely won’t be on the Lakers’ bench next season.

“While Jackson is on their list, it appears he is not yet considered to be a front runner according to NBA insider Marc Stein:

“‘Jackson is indeed on the Lakers’ list if he doesn’t get the Sacramento job, but I don’t get the sense — yet — that he has a strong chance in L.A.’

“Jackson has also interviewed with the Sacramento Kings and it sounds more likely that he lands there:

“‘ESPN’s Jackson is said to have impressed Kings owner Vivek Ranadive in the interview process to date and would appear to have his best shot at a return to an NBA bench since Golden State fired him after the 2013-14 season.’”

Mark Jackson has also been linked to the Sacramento Kings job which seems like a more realistic landing place for him. Lakers are worried about the backlash from some of Jackson’s previous comments and actions.

This week on The Breakfast Club Warriors player and NBA finals MVP, Andre Iguodala made several controversial claims against the former head coach and now ESPN, ABC commentator Mark Jackson.

These claims varied from allegedly Mark Jackson holding church sessions in the Warriors locker room. Andre alleged that coach Jackson would have bible study sessions streaming on his portable devices inside the locker room. He also alleged that Mark Jackson views on marriage and gender preference in preference with the Bible and sexuality was against ownership views.

Ironically the warriors President, Rick Welts is openly Gay. One could assume from Andre Iguodala’s claims and from the absence of Mark Jackson on the sideline he is indeed being blackballed.

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