The hush-hush firing of Golden State Warriors assistant coach Darren Erman earlier this month appears to have come after he was caught recording a number of private conversations.
Golden State coach Mark Jackson has a suggestion for fans of both the Warriors and the Clippers: Don’t show up for Game 5 in Los Angeles on Tuesday night.
After another weird week in a season full of drama, the Golden State Warriors figured winning was the best way to quiet the growing chatter surrounding coach Mark Jackson’s job.
The latest speculation over Mark Jackson’s future stems from his demotion of assistant Brian Scalabrine to Santa Cruz, and an article which used unnamed sources essentially saying Warriors management is not on Jackson’s bus. But the last time I looked, the wheels were still on and Jackson was still the driver.
Steph Curry has broken a lot of ground during his time in Oakland but the young guard, who holds the record for 3-point shots made in a season and was the first Golden State Warrior in decades to start the NBA All-Star Game, doesn’t hold any bragging rights over Head Coach Mark Jackson.
The Warriors (31-22), who talked about contending for the Western Conference title in training camp, are tied for the final playoff spot entering the All-Star break.
“I want us to believe that if we do what we’re supposed to do, it’s going to be a lot of fun around here,” Warriors coach Mark Jackson said. “And my message to them is: `Make it happen.’ … Don’t talk about it. Go handle it.”
The Golden State Warriors picked up the option on Jackson’s contract for the 2014-15 season on Wednesday. While both sides could still work out a long-term extension this summer, exercising the option at least ensures Jackson won’t enter the upcoming season with an expiring contract.
The turnaround has taken place. The total transformation might not be far away. That was the message from Warriors general manager Bob Myers and coach Mark Jackson.
The Warriors face the San Antonio Spurs in Oakland Thursday night, down 3-2 in the best of seven series.