ESPN Reportedly Lays Off Another Former Coach

A view of the logo during ESPN The Party on February 5, 2016 in San Francisco, California.
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In recent months, ESPN has fired a number of employees in what is perceived as a series of cost-cutting measures.

NBA pundits Jeff Van Gundy and Jalen Rose, as well as former NFL quarterback Steve Young, are among those it has let go.

Former NBA player and head coach Mark Jackson is supposedly no longer employed.

Jackson has worked for the network on two different occasions, collaborating with Van Gundy and play-by-play announcer Mike Breen for its NBA telecasts.

In the interim, he led the Golden State Warriors for three seasons as their head coach, during which time he assisted in turning them from a laughingstock to a competitive club.

After he was fired in 2014, Steve Kerr turned them into a top squad that went on to win four of the following eight world championships.

Jackson used to be a highly reliable point guard who enjoyed a successful 17-season career in the NBA.

He was a Brooklyn native who had the good fortune to be selected in the first round by the New York Knicks in 1987. He played for a total of seven different clubs during his career.

He ranks sixth on the record of most assists in a career in the NBA, and he was the Rookie of the Year for the 1987–88 campaign.

According to reports, ESPN’s top NBA broadcasting lineup will include Breen, Doris Burke, and another former coach in Doc Rivers.

Jackson had previously come under fire for being the lone voter to not include Nikola Jokic on his ballot for MVP of the regular season.

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