Mark Jackson looks like he won’t be on the NBA sidelines next season, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t interested in coaching or maneuvering.
The former Warriors’ head coach has changed agents, according to David Aldridge of NBA.com, hiring Rich Paul. On the surface, this seems like a trivial matter, but not when you consider that Paul represents LeBron James, the highest-profile client in the league.
Newly-hired Cavaliers head coach David Blatt is signed to a three-year contract — and this is pure speculation — but could Jackson be posturing to take over the Cavs one day and coach LeBron? The Cavaliers reached out to Jackson as a coaching possibility before hiring Blatt, so they certainly do have an interest in Jackson, to a certain degree.
Warriors Still Not Budging
There is still “no indication” that the Warriors are willing to include Klay Thompson in a trade for Kevin Love, according to John Krawczynsi of the AP. And, reiterating previous reports, even if they do, the Timberwolves apparently prefer the Cavaliers’ package that would include first overall pick Andrew Wiggins.
Wiggins just signed his rookie contract with the Cavaliers, and therefore cannot be traded for 30 days. This will likely slow the trade talks to sleep for a while between Minnesota and Cleveland, so will the Warriors take this opportunity to re-engage Flip Saunders and Co.?