The Milwaukee Bucks are reportedly interviewing former NBA player and coach Mark Jackson for their head coaching vacancy, and many fans wasted no time questioning the move.
Almost immediately after The Athletic’s Shams Charania reported the news Sunday, Twitter exploded with angry posts.
Jackson posted a .526 winning percentage in three seasons with the Golden State Warriors (2011-2014), but he stirred controversy there by making hateful comments about gay staff members. Since that head coaching stint, Jackson is best known for his longtime work as an NBA broadcaster with ABC and ESPN.
The Milwaukee Bucks are interviewing former Golden State coach Mark Jackson for their open head coaching job, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium. Jackson, who had a .526 winning percentage in three seasons as Warriors coach, was a finalist for the Kings job last year.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) May 14, 2023
Jackson sparked controversy again last week when he left Denver Nuggets superstar Nikola Jokić off his MVP ballot, something he attributed to an honest mistake.
Given his past controversial actions, NBA fans quickly pounced on the news about Jackson.
Get OUT OF HERE with that
— NBA University (@NBA_University) May 14, 2023
— Sean Blazek (@SweatBets) May 14, 2023
Nah we need this. It mind implode the bucks but it will save everyone from his awful announcing
— Bunchofnumbers (@bunchofnumbers) May 14, 2023
I just threw up in my mouth
— Anthony Hough (@Rabble303) May 14, 2023
Omg NO WAY mark Jackson is Back 🤯👀 on the market wow
— NetsKingdom 👑🗽 (@NetsKingdomAJ) May 14, 2023
The same Mark Jackson who couldn’t win a title with Steph, Klay, and Draymond and had them 3 years.
— Brandon Pipkin (@pipkin_brandon) May 14, 2023
That would be hilarious to fire a guy who won you a championship and hire mark jackson the only coach to hold back steph, klay and green from the playoffs
— Jay (@skpmd) May 14, 2023
The Bucks fired head coach Mike Budenholzer earlier this month after the team fell to the No. 8 seed Miami Heat in the NBA Playoffs.