Report: Kings to interview Mark Jackson, David Blatt this week

Tuesday May 3rd, 2016

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The Sacramento Kings will interview Jeff Hornacek, Mark Jackson and David Blatt for their head coaching vacancy later this week, reports ESPN’s Marc Stein.

Blatt will reportedly receive the first interview, according to ESPN.

The Kings are searching for a replacement for George Karl, who was fired in April when the team failed to make the playoffs for the 10th consecutive season.

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Blatt, who is also reportedly being considered for the Knicks’ head coaching job, was fired by the Cleveland Cavaliers earlier this season.

Hornacek was fired as the head coach of the Pheonix Suns in February after leading the team to a 14–35 start to the season. Current ESPN analyst Mark Jackson was the head coach of the Golden State Warriors from 2011 to ’14 before he was replaced by Steve Kerr.

The team is also reportedly considering former Bulls and Clippers coach Vinny Del Negro, former Timberwolves interim coach Sam Mitchell, current Hornets assistant coach Patrick Ewing, Clippers assistant Mike Woodson and Kings assistant Corliss Williamson.

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