Kauffman said Jackson developed strong communication skills as a player.
“Mark is very to the point, very honest,” Kauffman said. “He tells you what you need to do: ‘This is your responsibility.' In that respect he's like [Boston coach] Doc Rivers. They have different personalities but [similar] approaches.”
Jackson will interview after co-owner Michael Gearon Jr. returns from a business trip early next week. The Hawks are looking for a successor to Mike Woodson, who wasn't retained following his sixth season.
Jackson will be the third known candidate to interview more than once for the position. The others are Dwane Casey, a Dallas assistant and a former Minnesota head coach, and Avery Johnson, a former Dallas head coach.