On Sunday, the Sacramento Kings announced they would be hiring Mike Brown to be their next coach. Meaning getting Mark Jackson is another option for the Los Angeles Lakers. For better, or for worse.
NBA reporter Marc Stein reported an interesting fact that could have an impact on the Lakers ’decision to take Jackson or not.
“Jackson is not, as has often been reported, represented by Klutch Sports or any other NBA talent agency.”
Stein explained that Jackson was still viewed by Klutch despite the fact that the agency no longer represented him.
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“Jackson was actually a Klutch client in the past and, sources say, maintains a strong relationship with Klutch CEO Rich Paul, whose main client, of course, is the Lakers’ LeBron James . for Jackson’s candidacy with the Lakers … “
Why is this important? Whether Lakers fans like it or not, Klutch Sports, which represents LeBron, has an influence on how the Lakers ’front office operates.
Athletic’s Sam Amick reported back in April that LeBron liked the idea of the Lakers taking on the former Golden State Warriors head coach.
“Sources say James is very enthusiastic about the future that Mark Jackson will get to work. But as history has told us, that doesn’t mean it will really happen.”
As Amick noted, the Lakers don’t always agree to every whim of LeBron, but since James deserves a contract extension this August, the Lakers might deserve to take Jackson if he’s James ’choice and their goal is to staying with their superstar. city beyond next season.