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Basketball Coach

Mark A. Jackson is an American basketball coach and former NBA player who is the current head coach of the Golden State Warriors of the NBA. Wikipedia

Born: April 1, 1965 (age 49), Brooklyn, New York, United States

Height: 6' 3" (1.91 m)

Spouse: Desiree Coleman (m. 1990)

Team: Golden State Warriors

Siblings: Troy Jackson

Children: Mark Jackson Jr., Heavyn Jackson, Micah Jackson, Christian Jackson

 Credit : NBA
The Warriors fired coach Mark Jackson on Tuesday, just three days after being eliminated in the first round of the playoffs.

Jackson, 49, was hired by the Warriors in 2011 after a 17-year playing career and seven-year broadcasting career. He had one year remaining on his contract.
“Mark Jackson has had a big impact on the improvement of our team and the success that we’ve had over the last couple of years,” Golden State owner Joe Lacob said in a statement. “Nonetheless, we must make some difficult decisions in our day-to-day operations of the club and this would certainly qualify as one of those examples. We wish Mark the best of luck in his future endeavors and thank him for his contributions over the last three years.”

In three seasons, Jackson compiled a 121-109 record (.526) and twice guided Golden State to the postseason. The Warriors’ 2013 first-round victory over the Nuggets marked just the second time the franchise has advanced in the playoffs since 1991. Golden State went 51-31 in 2013-14, its first 50-win season since 1993-94.