- Mark Jackson was fired by ESPN last summer after a long stint there
- But he was scheduled to be an announcer at some Knicks games this year
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Mark Jackson has lost his job as a Knicks substitute broadcaster for the season, according to a new report.
Jackson, who was drafted by the franchise in 1987, will reportedly call some games for his old franchise on MSG Network this season after being fired by ESPN.
But according to the New York Postthe arrangement fell through after team president Leon Rose banned Jackson from traveling on the team plane.
According to unnamed sources cited in the report, the decision was made in part because of Jackson’s history with Knicks assistant Darren Erman — whom he previously fired from his staff in Golden State in 2014.
Mark Jackson will not call Knicks games this season after the team terminated the agreement
Knicks president Leon Rose reportedly banned Jackson from using the team plane
Jackson would also be prohibited from traveling on the team bus and staying at the team hotel. The team’s other broadcasters are allowed to travel with the Knicks.
The former guard was scheduled to call Knicks games this season when Clyde Frazier was off, including the team’s upcoming five-game road trip.
Erman was fired from Jackson’s Golden State staff after allegedly secretly recording conversations between coaches and players, ESPN said at the time.
Alongside Knicks play-by-play man Mike Breen and former Knicks coach Jeff Van Gundy, Jackson was previously part of ESPN’s NBA Finals team.
Van Gundy was also fired from ESPN and is now a consultant for the Celtics.
Jackson worked at ESPN for more than fifteen years.
He played for the Knicks from 1987-92 and also from 2000-2002.