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Mark Jackson Reportedly Emerging As Finalist For 1 NBA Opening

Mark Jackson during his time as the Warriors head coach.

CLEVELAND, OH - DECEMBER 29: Head coach Mark Jackson of the Golden State Warriors gestures from the bench in the fourth quarter against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Quicken Loans Arena on December 29, 2013 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Mike Lawrie/Getty Images)

Former Golden State Warriors head coach and current NBA broadcaster Mark Jackson has reportedly emerged as a finalist for the Sacramento Kings' head coaching vacancy, per NBA insider Shams Charania.

Kings general manager Monte McNair has reportedly begun informing candidates whether or not they will move on to in-person meetings.

The Kings are without a head coach after they informed interim head coach Alvin Gentry that he would not be returning in 2022-23. Sacramento set a set a league record for most missed playoff berths (16) after going 30-52 this past season.

Jackson, a former NBA All-Star, improved the Warriors' record in each of his three seasons as head coach for Golden State. From 2011-14, he collected a 121-109 overall record. He led the team to back-to-back postseason appearances in his final two seasons as an NBA head coach.

Jackson, 57, has been working as a broadcaster for ESPN since 2014.

Brooklyn consultant Steve Clifford and Golden State assistant Mike Brown are also final candidates for the job, per ESPN NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski.