At around noon Tuesday afternoon, the Golden State Warriors fired head coach Mark Jackson.
In a statement from owner and CEO Joe Lacob, he was very professional in his approach, saying, â€śMark has had a big impact on the Warriors over the last couple of years.â€ť He continued, â€śNonetheless, we must make difficult decisions in our day-to-day operations of the club, the qualifies as one of those examples.â€ť â€śWe wish Mark the best of luck in his future endeavors.â€ť.
Mark Jackson has helped the Warriors as an organization grow incredibly from just two years ago. In the time he was there, the team made a deep run in the playoffs last year, as well as winning 50 games this year. Stephen Curry has become a national superstar, and the team had become really disciplined on both ends of the floors.
Although Jackson should find a job fairly quickly, there was a certain aura of drama that seemed to surround him. Throughout the last two years, he has clashed with management, as well as his fellow coaches on the staff. Just before the playoffs started, Jackson fired Brian Scalabrine. One could only assume the same thing happened.
As far as the options the Warriors have to find a replacement, there is plethora of head coaches to choose from. Mike D’Antoni just parted ways with LA, Stan Van Gundy is on the market, as well as Steve Kerr, a norm on the TNT announce table with a brilliant offensive mind. The Run’n’Gun offense that Golden State had may make things a bit complicated, but the spot should be filled within the few months after the NBA playoffs.
- Cameron Davis is a Staff Writer for ProSportsExtra.comÂ