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Announcer Mark Jackson Finalist For Warriors Job

Former player and current ESPN/ABC basketball analyst Mark Jackson is a finalist for the Golden State Warriors’ head coaching job, according to Matt Steinmetz of Comcast SportsNet Bay Area.

Jackson is considered an intriguing candidate in some circles. Despite having no head coaching experience, he is frequently mentioned when jobs come open, and he has expressed a desire to coach.

Jackson played 17 seasons in the NBA and ranks third on the all-time assists list. He was known for his court smarts, leadership and getting the most out of his ability. Jackson has a strong presence, but as a tactician and X-and-O guy — very little is known.

Jackson is in competition with about a half dozen other candidates to replace Keith Smart, whose contract was not renewed. Among the other candidates reportedly under consideration are Dwane Casey, Lawrence Frank and Brian Shaw.

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