Warriors interested in Stephen Jackson as coach, but he wants to make comeback as player

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What’s a wilder idea, a team wanting Stephen Jackson to coach or Jackson coming back as a player?

How about both?

Marc Stein of ESPN:

The 38-year-old Jackson last played in the 2013-14 season, when he played nine games for the Clippers. He announced his retirement last year. I’d be shocked if an NBA team signs him.

I’m also a surprised the Warriors want him as a coach.

Jackson feuded with coaches, good and bad. Their was a tenacity to his game that, while effective, doesn’t necessarily translate to coaching. Perhaps, he can harness it, but it’s an awkward fit on paper.