Mark Jackson to return to ESPN, will call Game 1 of East finals

Mark Jackson will be back in the commentary booth shortly.
Mark Jackson will be back in the commentary booth shortly. (USATSI)

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Mark Jackson is returning to ESPN and will be back in the booth on Sunday for the start of the Eastern Conference finals, the network announced on Saturday:

Jackson, who was recently fired as the head coach of the Golden State Warriors, has agreed to a multiyear deal to rejoin Mike Breen and Jeff Van Gundy as a part of the network's lead announcing team, according to the Associated Press.

Van Gundy used Jackson's catchphrase, "Mama, there goes that man," on a recent broadcast. Given that his name has surfaced in coaching rumors, it's somewhat surprising that Jackson himself will be using it again so soon. 

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