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Warriors interested in Stephen Jackson as coach, but he wants to make comeback as player

Kerr and Jackson celebrate

SAN ANTONIO, TX - JUNE 15: Steve Kerr #25 and Stephen Jackson #3 of the San Antonio Spurs celebrate defeating the New Jersey Nets in game six of the 2003 NBA Finals on June 15, 2003 at the SBC Center in San Antonio, Texas. The Spurs won 88-77 and defeated the Nets to win the NBA Championship. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

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What’s a wilder idea, a team wanting Stephen Jackson to coach or Jackson coming back as a player?

How about both?

Marc Stein of ESPN:

The 38-year-old Jackson last played in the 2013-14 season, when he played nine games for the Clippers. He announced his retirement last year. I’d be shocked if an NBA team signs him.

I’m also a surprised the Warriors want him as a coach.

Jackson feuded with coaches, good and bad. Their was a tenacity to his game that, while effective, doesn’t necessarily translate to coaching. Perhaps, he can harness it, but it’s an awkward fit on paper.