NEW YORK — Mark Jackson says he doesn’t have the time to follow his alma mater of St. John’s all that much now that he’s an NBA head coach, but is “very disappointed” about the impending breakup of the Big East and St. John’s eventual move to the Catholic 7.
“I’m not a guy that wears my red shorts underneath my suit,” said Jackson, whose Golden State Warriors will be without David Lee for tonight’s game with the Knicks at MSG. “With all due respect, my son [Mark Jackson Jr.] goes to Manhattan College so I don’t follow [St. John’s]. I got too much work to do.
“But that being said, I do know the breakup of the Big East and that’s disappointing when you talk about the history, the great players, the great programs, the great moments. That’s a tough pill to swallow and very, very disappointing.