Klay Thompson’s Honest Take On Mark Jackson’s Coaching

Klay Thompson’s Honest Take On Mark Jackson’s Coaching

One of the more interesting stories coming out of the NBA in recent years has been the apparent exile of one-time Golden State Warriors head coach Mark Jackson.

In a league where seemingly everyone gets a second chance, many have found it odd that a central figure in helping form one of the greatest dynasties in league history has been unable to find a second head coaching opportunity.

At least one of Jackson’s former players believes he is blackballed.

This week, Klay Thompson weighed in on his experience with Jackson as a coach during their time together.

“Give Coach Jackson credit,” said Thompson. “Before anybody else, [before] anybody believed in us, Coach Jackson did. He called me and Steph [Curry] the greatest shooting duo of all-time. I mean, that couldn’t have come more true. Just kind of a testament to your ability to read the game. They called you crazy, but at the time …”

Jackson served at the helm of the Warriors for a three-year stint between 2011 and 2014. He transformed them from a 23-win team that couldn’t make the playoffs to a 51-win team that looked to have the makings of something special.

Over the past couple of years he has been linked to not one, but two prominent coaching jobs – only to get passed over for both.

It’s straight up odd.

Will Jackson ultimately get another chance as a head coach in the NBA? Time will tell.

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Charles Kruger

Charles Kruger has been credentialed to cover two Super Bowls, four NBA Finals, and one World Series. A 20-year veteran in the sports world, he has sources spanning the NBA, MLB, NFL, UFC and NASCAR. Currently residing in Los Angeles, Calif., he is Game 7's go-to source for rumors surrounding the Lakers, Clippers and Dodgers.

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