Mark Jackson backstabbed Stockton?

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Mark Jackson backstabbed Stockton? 

Post#1 » by ballerblogger » Fri Aug 7, 2009 12:10 pm

From Jim Souhan of the Star Tribune: "On first glance, Kurt Rambis has nice credentials to be the Wolves coach. But he sure has spent a lot of time avoiding being a head coach. To damn him with faint praise, Kurt Rambis is certainly the best of the candidates interviewed by Big-Brained Basketball Boss David Kahn. Mark Jackson is known in NBA circles for backstabbing John Stockton in Utah and becoming a clubhouse lawyer in Indiana."

http://www.startribune.com/sports/wolves/52626587.html

A quick glance at BR.com confirms that Jackson and Stockton spent one year together (2002-03) with the Utah Jazz, but I don't remember reading about any animosity between the two.

Anyone have any info on this?
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Re: Mark Jackson backstabbed Stockton? 

Post#2 » by Xcstacy » Fri Aug 7, 2009 12:13 pm

Mark Jackson can die, his commenting and overselling players was and is ridiculous.
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Post#3 » by Magic Mamba » Fri Aug 7, 2009 12:15 pm

Interesting??!!?!?!
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Post#4 » by diehardjazzfan » Fri Aug 7, 2009 12:17 pm

yeah supposedly he was trying to get other teammates to "turn" on Stock but im not sure what for exactly. I have heard this is one of the reasons he decided to retire after playing with Jackson.
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Re: Mark Jackson backstabbed Stockton? 

Post#5 » by Xcstacy » Fri Aug 7, 2009 12:21 pm

I use to be a fan of Minny because of KG, after he got traded I just stopped paying attention to them like they were just another team, but if they hire Jackson I will start to hate them because of the coach. I've never hated a team because of a coach, i've hated a team because of its players but never a coach so this will be new.
Good luck to Minny they have had a tough decade with all those illegal moves they tried to pull which ended up hurting them for years to come maybe they can turn it around soon, but if they hire Mark I will wish nothing but the worst for you.
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Post#6 » by erudite23 » Fri Aug 7, 2009 12:55 pm

Yeah, it was something that the Jazz organization really kept under wraps, but Jackson was able to gain some sway among the younger players in the Jazz locker room and tried his ass off to turn them against Stockton.

That **** can rot in hell.
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Re: Mark Jackson backstabbed Stockton? 

Post#7 » by Bat » Fri Aug 7, 2009 1:05 pm

I used to talk to an old beat writer for the Jazz and according to him Mark Jackson tried to convince the younger players of the Jazz to stop following the lead of Stockton. Mainly I believe it was Jackson talking to DeShawn Stevenson, but from what I heard it was a real war behind closed doors and apparently the locker room was split nearly 50/50 through out the season.

Like diehardjazzfan said it was one of the main reasons Stock called it quits.

Mark Jackson has always had a bit of a vendetta against Stockton, I remember a Dan Patrick interview a couple of years ago after AI got traded to Denver and Patrick was asking Mark Jackson if AI was a cancer and asked about the "practice" issue and Jackson referenced his time in Utah when Stockton and Malone didn't have to run sprints in every practice, and thought that some how that was comparable.

Like somehow a 41 year old John Stockton not running a few sprints in practice is comparable to AI just now showing up to mandatory practices. Well done Mark Jackson you dumb ass.
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Re: Mark Jackson backstabbed Stockton? 

Post#8 » by CrookedJ » Fri Aug 7, 2009 1:15 pm

Bat wrote:I used to talk to an old beat writer for the Jazz and according to him Mark Jackson tried to convince the younger players of the Jazz to stop following the lead of Stockton. Mainly I believe it was Jackson talking to DeShawn Stevenson, but from what I heard it was a real war behind closed doors and apparently the locker room was split nearly 50/50 through out the season.

Like diehardjazzfan said it was one of the main reasons Stock called it quits.

Mark Jackson has always had a bit of a vendetta against Stockton, I remember a Dan Patrick interview a couple of years ago after AI got traded to Denver and Patrick was asking Mark Jackson if AI was a cancer and asked about the "practice" issue and Jackson referenced his time in Utah when Stockton and Malone didn't have to run sprints in every practice, and thought that some how that was comparable.

Like somehow a 41 year old John Stockton not running a few sprints in practice is comparable to AI just now showing up to mandatory practices. Well done Mark Jackson you dumb ass.


You think pudgy Mark Jackson felt he deserved to not run sprints too and it started there?
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Post#9 » by shawngoat23 » Fri Aug 7, 2009 1:54 pm

I knew he was probably the stupidest announcer in the NBA, but I didn't know that he was so underhanded.

Mark Jackson, you piece of ****, a 41-year-old Stockton was still better than you ever were.
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Post#10 » by JustBlaze » Fri Aug 7, 2009 1:57 pm

I still have Jackson gets the coaching job in Minny just so we can see him fail
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Post#11 » by the_real_Cstein » Fri Aug 7, 2009 6:47 pm

Go Stockton! Hall of famer yo!

Jackson EPIC FAIL. I don't care for his highlights nor his analysis. Overrated!
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Post#12 » by BubbaTee » Fri Aug 7, 2009 7:23 pm

Screw Mark Jackson. I knew he was stupid, now I know he's a jerk too.
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Post#13 » by BlazertheGreek » Fri Aug 7, 2009 7:33 pm

Mark Jackson will never be half the man or player that Stockton was. John Stockton was one of the best point guards ever to play and he is a hall of famer. Jackson on the other hand, a loser announcer who isn't really respected.
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Post#14 » by CITYOFANGELSX3 » Fri Aug 7, 2009 7:48 pm

Lets all give mark jackson one big "**** YOU" eh? :eyebrows:
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Post#15 » by jflipclip » Fri Aug 7, 2009 7:56 pm

Is this what "hands down, mans down?" refers to? WTF does it mean?!@?!@!#j4
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Post#16 » by hsb » Fri Aug 7, 2009 8:11 pm

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Re: Mark Jackson backstabbed Stockton? 

Post#17 » by CodyB » Fri Aug 7, 2009 8:28 pm

Xcstacy wrote:I use to be a fan of Minny because of KG, after he got traded I just stopped paying attention to them like they were just another team, but if they hire Jackson I will start to hate them because of the coach. I've never hated a team because of a coach, i've hated a team because of its players but never a coach so this will be new.
Good luck to Minny they have had a tough decade with all those illegal moves they tried to pull which ended up hurting them for years to come maybe they can turn it around soon, but if they hire Mark I will wish nothing but the worst for you.


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Re: Mark Jackson backstabbed Stockton? 

Post#18 » by draft » Fri Aug 7, 2009 9:25 pm

Just listening to Jackson on tv is annoying, imagine being on the same team and hearing him talk every day. The guy sounds like he has a huge ego.
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Post#19 » by jazzfan1971 » Fri Aug 7, 2009 9:34 pm

I thought everyone knew he was a lockerroom cancer allready.
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Post#20 » by Throwback24 » Fri Aug 7, 2009 9:41 pm

So why exactly are all of you insulting Mark Jackson? How does this pertain to any of you rofl?

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