Golden State Warriors
The Golden State Warriors wanted Steve Kerr from the start but still wondered about his ability to coach. Kerr had his own questions for the Warriors before being convinced to take the job, notably what led to the bitter divorce between the team and Mark Jackson.
Just days after the New York Knicks were spurned by new Warriors coach Steve Kerr, the team appears to be courting Kerr’s predecessor.
The Golden State Warriors Wednesday signed Steve Kerr to his first head coaching job.
OAKLAND (CBS SF) – It looks like it’s going to take more than 24 hours for New York Knicks fans to get over their rumored savior, coach Steve Kerr, opting to sign on with the […]
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.