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Golden State Warriors Name Mark Jackson Head Coach

ESPN broadcaster and former NBA point guard Mark Jackson was named the new head coach of the Golden State Warriors Monday evening.

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, Jackson’s contract is three years guaranteed with a team option for a fourth. He’s expected to make over $6 million-plus over the three guaranteed years.

The 46-year-old will call the rest of the NBA Finals for ABC before assuming his new duties with the Warriors.

“I am really elated about this opportunity and I’m looking forward to the challenge of building the Warriors into a perennial contender,” said Jackson. “I cannot tell you how impressed I was with the organization during our meetings, beginning at the top with Joe Lacob and, of course, with Larry Riley, Bob Myers and Jerry West. I have sensed that Joe is committed to winning and building a team and a culture the right way. I think we all witnessed that with some of the recent front office additions as well and some of the other positive things that have been done in recent months. This is an incredible opportunity and I am honored and thank God that I have been chosen to be the next coach of the Warriors. The Bay Area has always had some of the best fans in the NBA and I look forward to being a part of that incredible atmosphere at Oracle Arena, along with my wife, my kids and my church family, who are thrilled as well.”

 

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