ESPN analyst and former NBA star Mark “Action” Jackson has agreed to coach the Golden State Warriors.
The former player’s name has been mentioned for various opening throughout the last few years, but the appeal of Monta Ellis and Stephen Curry may have been too much for Jackson to pass up.
Warriors ownership seems happy with their decision.
“He epitomized leadership as a player in this league for 17 seasons and we think that characteristic — and many other positive traits — will translate very well into his coaching duties with our young team,” owner Joe Lacob said in a statement. “He was a leader and a winner both on and off the floor in this league and we’re convinced that he is the right person to guide this team into the future and help us achieve the success that we are striving for as an organization.”