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Ex-Warriors Coach Jackson Back To ESPN’s NBA Team

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OAKLAND, CA - APRIL 27: Head Coach Mark Jackson of the Golden State Warriors during a game against the Los Angeles Clippers in Game Four of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Oracle Arena on April 27, 2014 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

OAKLAND, CA – APRIL 27: Head Coach Mark Jackson of the Golden State Warriors during a game against the Los Angeles Clippers in Game Four of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Oracle Arena on April 27, 2014 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

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NEW YORK (AP) Former Golden State Warriors coach Mark Jackson has agreed to a multiyear deal to rejoin ESPN’s lead NBA announcing team.

Jackson is scheduled to work the Eastern Conference finals and NBA Finals with Mike Breen and Jeff Van Gundy. They called the last of their five straight NBA Finals together in 2011. ESPN is making the announcement Saturday.

Jackson then went straight from TV to coaching and led the Warriors to the playoffs the last two seasons. But he was fired earlier this month after Golden State went 51-31 and lost to the Los Angeles Clippers in the first round. The Warriors have hired Steve Kerr, another analysticon1 Ex Warriors Coach Jackson Back To ESPNs NBA Team without coaching experience.

Jackson played 17 seasons in the NBA and is fourth on the career list with 10,334 assists.

Updated May 17, 2014

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