I like this hire. Very smart player in his day. I also hope he coaches like he commentates.
Pregame speech: "This is your time, the time is now, the clock is at zero, gotta go, be the man, be the hero, hit the shots, make the stops, do your thing, don't back down, hand down man down, lets win."
On another note, in NBA 2k11 I hired a random coach and it turned out to be Mark Jackson. His name isn't Mark Jackson when you hire him and his picture is a random white dude, but during games it looks like him, and Doris Burke will say his name during the game ala, "I just spoke with Coach Mark Jackson and..." If you google search no mention of him in the game comes up, so it's likely an easter egg put in by 2k. Pretty cool that they threw him in there.