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Milwaukee Bucks interviewing Mark Jackson for head coaching vacancy

Getting bounced in the first round of the NBA Playoffs led to a quick dismissal of head coach Mike Budenholzer by the Milwaukee Bucks. Now the organization that won just their second-ever NBA Championship faces the tough task of finding a better fit than the one who already achieved success on the biggest stage.

Is Mark Jackson the solution in Milwaukee?

According to Shams Charania, the former Golden State Warriors head coach will be getting an interview with the Bucks in the near future. Jackson, who has since returned to working NBA broadcasts for ESPN, was a finalist for the Sacramento Kings’ vacancy last offseason before the organization hired 2022 Coach of the Year Mike Brown instead.

Jackson, 58, led the Warriors to a 121-109 record from 2011-14, where they went 9-10 in the playoffs. Once the Warriors moved on after three seasons, they hired Steve Kerr, who won the NBA Finals the very next year. Stephen Curry and Co. would reach the Finals in each of the next four seasons, winning in two of them.

Meanwhile, since being let go by the Warriors, Jackson has not received another head coaching opportunity since. Perhaps the Milwaukee Bucks plan to change that this offseason. If so, joining a team led by Giannis Antetokounmpo, Khris Middleton, and Jrue Holiday is a fine landing spot.

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