OAKLAND (CBS/AP) — For the second time in two weeks, the Golden State Warriors have parted ways with an assistant coach.
The Warriors fired assistant Darren Erman on Saturday for “a violation of company policy,” general manager Bob Myers said. He said that “this is the type of decision that would be made across the board and irrespective of position within the organization.”
“Obviously, the timing is unfortunate, but we hold all of our employees, whether in basketball operations or other aspects of the business, accountable for their actions and to the same standard,” Myers said. “We move forward and thank Darren for his contributions.'”
Erman is the second member of coach Mark Jackson’s staff to be removed in the past two weeks. Jackson reassigned assistant Brian Scalabrine to the team’s NBA Development League affiliate in Santa Cruz on March 25 because of what Jackson called a “difference in philosophies.”
Erman was in his third season with the Warriors after spending four years with the Boston Celtics, where he worked under Doc Rivers. He also coached the Warriors’ summer league championship team in Las Vegas last year and spent most of his time during the season reviewing video and studying opponents.
The Warriors (47-29) enter Sunday’s home against Utah sixth in the Western Conference standings with six games to play. They are 1 1/2 games behind fifth-place Portland and 1 1/2 games ahead of seventh-place Dallas.
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