Now that Steve Kerr has accepted the offer to become the Warriors' next head coach, dodging out on the Knicks' soft offer, New York finds itself scrambling for candidates to fill the vacancy.
One of the notables to enter the picture is Golden State's own recently dismissed Mark Jackson.
NBA legend Phil Jackson, who is now in charge of basketball operations in New York, has a level of interest in Jackson.
The New York Post reported, "Mark Jackson is on [Phil] Jackson’s tentative list that once included just one name. But now Steve Kerr is headed to Golden State and Jackson is headed on a more expansive search."
Jackson, 49, coached the Warriors for three years, enhancing their record each season. As a player, he spent seven seasons with the Knicks (1987-92, 2000-02). There is little doubt that Jackson is qualified for another NBA coaching gig -- even one as daunting as this -- but whether or not he is compatible is a whole other story.