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From the Golden State Warriors to the streets of LA - the Mark Jackson story

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It can never be easy being fired from a head coaching job in the NBA, each man it happens to has a different story but one in particular has a truly remarkable one.

Former Golden State Warriors coach Mark Jackson was fired following the conclusion of last season and has yet to find a new job.

Its not all bad for the devout Christian though as he has found a new, exciting and fairly unique way of spending his Saturdays.

As a very religious man, Saturday was a big day for him as it marked World Vision Day.

Jackson himself had claimed that World Vision day was: "A call 4 every Believer 2 hit the Streets n Preach for 1 hour."

That is exactly what Jackson did as he joined several other members of his church to preach on a street corner in Los Angeles.

The video shows Jackson shouting at random citizens to praise the lord and he begins to get a few people pumped up.

Being fired from a major sports league and then ending up on a street corner in Los Angeles is perhaps the worst fall in history, but at least its not for the wrong reasons for Jackson.

From Warrior to crusader

Jackson was fired from his position with the Warriors in May and has yet to secure himself a way back into the NBA.

Despite many teams on the lookout for a new coach including the big name LA Lakers, Jackson remains a free man.

He spent three years with the Warriors after being hired in 2011 and achieved a record of 23-43.

He then brought their first play-off appearance since the 2006-07 season with a 47-35 record in his second year.

Steve Kerr has since been named the new head coach of the Warriors and they are now gearing up for another NBA season hoping to make it to the play-offs in 2015.

Clearly the fire is still there in Jackson who showed this weekend that he still wants to be barking orders at people.

He may never be able to bark orders at Steph Curry again, but he may be shouting at some players to get back on D soon enough.

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