Jackson rumored as replacement if Pacers oust Vogel

Jackson rumored as replacement if Pacers oust Vogel
May 31, 2014, 11:30 am
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Mark Jackson led the Warriors to back-to-back playoffs for the first time since the 1990-91, 1991-92 seasons. (USATSI)

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Despite getting his team to a second straight postseason berth, the Warriors fired head coach Mark Jackson in favor of bringing in some new blood.

But Jackson's success with Golden State could result in some interested parties this offseason.

Marc Stein of ESPN says that Jackson would be a likely candidate to take the head coaching position in Indiana should the Pacers part ways with current coach Frank Vogel:

"The whispers have already started in Indy about Bird turning to his old point guard, Mark Jackson, to take over. Jackson and Reggie Miller were the leaders when Bird was the Pacers' coach ... and Bird isn't the only big fan in the organization of the man Golden State just ousted."

The ousting of Vogel seems unlikely however, after he led the Pacers to two straight conference finals.

Do you think Mark Jackson will land with an NBA team for the 2014-2015 season?