The Los Angeles Lakers interviewed Mark Jackson for their head coaching job, sources confirmed to The Athletic.
Jackson, 57, has worked as a broadcaster for ESPN since 2014. His first and only previous coaching experience came as head coach of the Golden State Warriors from 2011 until May 2014.
He led the team to back-to-back playoff berths for the first time since the early 1990s in his final two seasons, going 121-109 in his tenure. That also included overseeing the early years of Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green’s careers after they were drafted in 2009, 2011 and 2012, respectively.
The Warriors replaced Jackson with Steve Kerr, who helped the team win its first NBA title in 40 years in his first season.
Jackson, the No. 18 draft pick in 1987, played in the NBA until 2004, including stints with the New York Knicks, Los Angeles Clippers, Indiana Pacers, Denver Nuggets, Toronto Raptors, Utah Jazz and Houston Rockets. He initially went into broadcasting after his playing career.
The Lakers (33-49) failed to make the playoffs in 2021-22, placing 11th in the Western Conference.Lakers interview Mark Jackson, former Warriors coach, for head coaching job: Sources - The Athletic View Story