With Michael Malone's stunning firing the other day, it hasn't taken long for the rumor mill to begin churning out candidates for the next Kings coach. Former Warriors coach Mark Jackson added to those rumors on Tuesday night with a post-game meeting with Pete D'Alessandro, Chris Mullin and DeMarcus Cousins after Jackson called the game for ESPN.
While Pete D'Alessandro denied that the meeting was anything but catching up with an old friend, Bill Simmons took to twitter on Friday night to make a cryptic, not-so-subtle tweets about Mark Jackson's future.
Could be the last night you hear Mark Jackson announce an NBA game for awhile. He might be Boogie-ing back to coaching soon. (Wink wink.)— Bill Simmons (@BillSimmons) December 20, 2014
Now before you celebrate or panic, depending on how you view Mark Jackson, please note that this tweet has already been pretty heavily debunked by multiple local outlets (including this one) and reporters:
Hearing from sources very close to the Kings that Bill Simmons’ tweet is inaccurate. Nothing to see here.— Sactown Royalty (@sactownroyalty) December 20, 2014
If there's anything to Bill Simmons' tweet about Mark Jackson, I can tell you the players don't know yet.Grain of salt. Also PDA not in sac.— Carmichael Dave (@CarmichaelDave) December 20, 2014
One source called Mark Jackson to Sacramento Kings suggestion "baseless". #NBAKings— Sean Cunningham (@News10Sean) December 20, 2014
I've also heard DMC is not a big fan of Mark Jackson, FWIW .... then again he liked Malone and ....?— Jason Jones (@mr_jasonjones) December 20, 2014
I’m told there is no truth to Simmons’ tweet regarding Mark Jackson to the Kings.— Aaron Bruski (@aaronbruski) December 20, 2014
And for perspective.
If you haven't already noticed, don't get too caught up in the rumors at the moment, especially those from people who are not known for breaking news. I am sure this is just one of many more rumors to come. You may now go one with your lives.