Mark Jackson was not a good three-point shooter. In fact, until my editors alerted me about this video clip, I was of the understanding that I would not have to witness Jackson’s ugly push-shot ever again, unless I happened upon an old Indiana Pacers game on NBA TV, and someone decided to double-team Rik Smits.
(And the shot clock was winding down.)
(And Reggie Miller was on the bench.)
Because that’s the only time you’d want to see Jackson chuck it, a 33 percent career three-point shooter who spent the prime of his shooting years working with a 22-foot three-point arc from 1994 until 1997.
So when the current Golden State Warriors coach was paired up with Stephen Curry – well on his way toward becoming one of the greatest shooters in NBA history with his career 44 percent mark from long range – in a shooting contest? It doesn’t seem fair, especially for a pass-first guard like Jackson that hasn’t played an NBA game in a decade.Read More »from Warriors coach Mark Jackson dominates Stephen Curry in a three-point shooting contest (Video)