Mark Jackson ‘LOSES job calling Knicks games after team bans him from plane… as franchise president Leon Rose blocks arrangement’

  • Mark Jackson was laid off by ESPN last summer after a long run there
  • But he was meant to be a broadcaster on some Knicks games this year
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Mark Jackson has lost his job as a fill-in Knicks broadcaster for this season, according to a new report.

Jackson, who was drafted by the franchise in 1987, was reportedly set to call some games for his old franchise on MSG Network this season after being laid off by ESPN.

But according to the New York Post, the arrangement will not go ahead 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 partly because of Jackson’s history with Knicks assistant Darren Erman – who he previously fired from his staff in Golden State in 2014.

Mark Jackson won’t call Knicks games this season after the team ended the agreement

Jackson also would have been prohibited from traveling on the team bus and staying in the team hotel. 

The former guard was meant 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 reportedly 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 crew.