Golden State Warriors
People like familiarity. That’s why Steve Kerr is the new coach of the Warriors. Owner Joe Lacob has known him for 20 years. General Manager Bob Myers did business with him when he was an agent, and Kerr was the GM for Phoenix. Kerr even knows Joe’s son, Kirk, who is the Warriors assistant general manager.
The Warriors won the bidding war with the New York Knicks for Steve Kerr on Wednesday, hiring him away from the TNT broadcast table to be their coach. Kerr agreed to a five-year, $25 million deal with the Warriors, said his agent, Mike Tannenbaum.
Former Golden State Warriors coach Mark Jackson appeared on the syndicated Dan Patrick Show on Wednesday to discuss his firing, which has been met with overwhelmingly negative response by fans and many pundits.
After firing Golden State Warriors head coach Mark Jackson, owner Joe Lacob told reporters that Jackson will need to do a better job of ‘managing up and sideways’ in his next job. Jackson was let go despite two consecutive winning seasons and playoff appearances.
Rather than pick apart the decision, I’d like to focus on the environment in which it was made. Warriors owner Joe Lacob spent more than 30 years in the venture capital game. He’s a partner emeritus at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, a firm that is among the best-known in the VC world.
Whoever said winning cures all ills is wrong. Mark Jackson is living proof after getting the boot from the Warriors, despite 51 wins and a second straight playoff appearance.
Golden State Warriors head coach Mark Jackson has been fired following a meeting with the team’s ownership group.
As co-captains and team leaders, Stephen Curry and David Lee carry the loudest voices in the Golden State Warriors locker room, which is why what they said Monday is significant.
When the 2013-2014 Warriors take the floor Saturday for their do-or-die matchup with the Los Angeles Clippersit will be the first time in 37 years the Dubs have played in the most dramatic stage the NBA has to offer.
“At some point you have to give credit to defense,” John Madden told the KCBS Radio morning crew. “I know that’s a lot tougher in basketball because it’s the same guys playing offense and defense. But if that were football you’d give a lot of credit to defense.”