A spokesperson of MSG Networks has confirmed that Mark Jackson will not be calling games on MSG Networks and this comes on the heels of Mark getting banned from being on the team’s chartered jet.
This is what MSG Networks had to say about Mark Jackson losing MSG’ job, “We weren’t able to work something out this season”.
According to the Post;
MSG Networks planned on having Jackson occasionally fill in for Clyde Frazier this season, but Knicks management, led by team president Leon Rose, put a kibosh on the arrangement in part due to an old quarrel with Jackson and a current Knicks assistant coach.
In 2014, Darren Erman, a current Knicks assistant but then with the Golden State Warriors, was fired by Jackson, who was then the Warriors’ head coach.
ESPN reported shortly after that Erman had taped Jackson and the players unbeknownst to them.
Jackson later called Erman’s actions “inexcusable.”
Jackson was fired by Golden State later that year and went from the sideline to the booth before being released by ESPN this summer.
Now Mark Jackson needs a new job!
Jackson claims he quit and he wasn’t fired.
“Today, a report came out that I was fired or dismissed from calling Knicks games,” Jackson said. “Honored and privileged to have an offer bestowed upon me to back up the legend Walt Clyde Frazier calling Knick games. Over a week ago, I turned that job down. You heard what I said: More than a week ago, I turned the job down due to the fact that it wasn’t the ideal conditions, and it wasn’t the ideal time for me.
Who do you believe Mark Jackson on the report that the Knicks decided it would be better if he didn’t call games?