According to Chris Broussard of ESPN, the Cleveland Cavaliers have contacted former Golden State Warriors head coach and current ESPN broadcaster Mark Jackson about their vacant head coaching job. Jackson was fired by the Warriors on May 6 after three years on the job. Jackson had a 121-109 record as a head coach in the regular season and and 18-9 record in the playoffs.
When Jackson left ESPN to take the Warriors job, he was selective in choosing his job and he was reportedly fired by the Warriors in part due to his issues with Golden State’s ownership. Considering how far Cleveland is away from his home and church in California, it’s hard to imagine Jackson having any serious interest in the job. According to the report, it is also unclear how strong the Cavs’ interest in Jackson is. To date, the Cavs have interviewed Tyronn Lue, Alvin Gentry, Mark Price, Lionel Hollins, Adrian Griffin and Vinny Del Negro for their head coaching job. Soon-to-be-ex Maccabi Tel Aviv coach David Blatt has also been linked to the job. The Cavs’ job became open on May 12 when Mike Brown was fired after one season in his second stint as Cleveland’s head coach.