LaVar Ball believes Knicks can be the next Warriors with Mark Jackson and his 3 sons
With the New York Knicks likely to make an important head-coaching decision in the offseason, LaVar Ball is petitioning the team to hire Mark Jackson … along with signing the Ball children on the roster.
Ball told TMZ Sports that the Knicks could turn into the next dynasty à la three-time champion Golden State Warriors from the previous decade should they hire Jackson and find a way to get all three Ball brothers on the team (h/t Hoop Central).
“If he’s over there (LaMelo) and getting my other two sons with Mark Jackson, he’s going to do the same thing he did in Golden State with my boys.”
Jackson, a local New York City product, was selected by the Knicks with the 18th overall pick in the 1987 draft out of St. John’s. The retired point guard won Rookie of the Year with New York and spent the first five seasons of his professional career in the Big Apple, later finding his way back home in 2001-02.
Jackson retired in 2004 and moved into coaching, where he spent three years in charge of the Warriors just preceding Steve Kerr’s head-coaching tenure in the Bay Area. Jackson is often credited for building the Warriors team that dominated the NBA for the past decade.
LaVar Ball’s progenies include former Los Angeles Lakers point guard and now New Orleans Pelicans playmaker Lonzo Ball, undrafted forward Liangelo Ball, and NBL guard LaMelo — who is projected to be a top pick in the 2020 NBA Draft.
With the Knicks slated to get a top-10 pick, they could bring Ballmania to the Big Apple should they draft LaMelo.