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Golden State Warriors fire head coach Mark Jackson

While rumors about head coach Mark Jackson's job security swirled during the playoffs, Sea Dubs Central reported that the Warriors need to reach the Western Conference Finals to keep his job. Having fallen short, the Warriors believed "it’s best to move in a different direction at this time.”

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Scattered thoughts on Kerr and Scalabrine comments

Steve Kerr talked about starting Harrison Barnes over Andre Iguodala. Brian Scalabrine continued his public flogging of Mark Jackson and management. I have words on this.

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Brian Scalabrine: Mark Jackson’s staff didn’t prepare Warriors to be championship-caliber, push Stephen Curry on defense

Great article written by Diamond Leung. Scalabrine sheds some light on the mishappenings during Mark Jacksons tenure. A lot of the things we (GSOMers) thought were wrong with Jacksons coaching style seemed to hold some weight.

Brian Scalabrine: "Generally, as a staff we really didn’t prepare our team to be championship-caliber nor did we prepare our team to eventually be championship-caliber.

"I respected him as a head coach going into that, but after a while, it was just like us not doing what I would feel like our job is. It was just kind of frustrating."

"Taking the easy way out, right?" Scalabrine said. "Like putting (Curry) on not the best player, and that wasn’t his decision. That’s not Steph Curry’s responsibility. Steph wanted to guard Chris Paul. He wanted to guard Tony Parker. I can guarantee you. Everyone that knows Steph Curry knows that he’s like an elite competitor.

"But as a staff, Coach Jackson made that decision in saying, ‘Hey, I’m not going to challenge this guy. I’m not going to push this guy to be better on both ends of the floor. I want to save him for the offensive end.’ Look, I think Steph Curry if he was challenged day in and day out to defend, if you want to win a championship, you have to be able to defend your position."

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EXCLUSIVE: "I'm coming home" - Brian Scalabrine

"I took my talents to Golden State searching for their championship and I really believed we could do something magical if we came together. But then I was sent down to the D-League where we flew to Hidalgo, TX on commercial flights with no first class sitting next to a 7’2" center named Ognjen Kuzmic. There was nothing magical happening down there, no matter how much we came together."

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GSOM Roundtable: On Steve Kerr, NBA Draft

Where Ronaldinho, Nate Parham, Sam Sorkin, Ivan Bettger, and I discuss various Golden State Warriors topics.

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Stephen Curry talks coaching change, keeping Klay Thompson

Hey look guys! There's actually some new stuff! Man, this offseason is already taking too long!!)

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Mark Jackson banned Jim Barnett and Jerry West from practices

Did anyone know about this? Seems to add a little more incentive to the firing.

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Where do Warriors go from here?

After abruptly ridding themselves of Mark Jackson, whom owner Joe Lacob said wasn't "the right guy" for where the Warriors wanted to be "going forward," Golden State's front office has a multitude of important decisions to make this offseason that will shape the future of the franchise.

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Video: Mark Jackson's interview with Dan Patrick

Mark Jackson's interview on The Dan Patrick about being fired by the Golden State Warriors (via Dan Patrick).

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Sources: Steve Kerr First Choice to replace Mark Jackson

Multiple sources have confirmed to Sea Dubs Central that Steve Kerr is at the top of management's list to replace Mark Jackson and the job is Kerr's if he wants it.

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The Many Perspectives of Mark Jackson

Mark Jackson's firing elicited quite the reaction from everyone involved. I take a look at what happened.

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Top contenders & challengers for Warriors coach

After firing Mark Jackson, the Warriors are reportedly aiming to reach back into the broadcast booth to replace him with either Steve Kerr or Stan Van Gundy. But who might some of the other top candidates be?

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The risk involved in firing Mark Jackson

It's clear that firing Mark Jackson was about far more than wins and losses or even X's and O's, but there's considerable risk in making that change.

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Mark Jackson not revealing much after being fired by Golden State Warriors

Marcus Thompson spoke to recently-fired Golden State Warriors coach Mark Jackson and "didn’t reveal any details". For more, check out Thompson's story.

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Warriors fire head coach Mark Jackson

After weeks of rumors and a season of discontent from fans, the Warriors have fired Mark Jackson.

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The end of MJ

Golden State owner and GM meeting with Mark Jackson now, and sources close to management and coaching staff believe Jackson will be fired.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) May 6, 2014

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Mark Jackson has an uphill battle to keep his job

After rumors about Mark Jackson's job security swirled yesterday, Sea Dubs Central reported last night that head coach Mark Jackson has to make it to the Western Conference Finals to keep his job.

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The reason why Darren Erman got fired...

"...In the aftermath of his departure from the Warriors, which league sources say stemmed from a single taped conversation of Warriors coaches who had been working to undermine his game preparation and relationships with players..."

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Why Erman and Scalabrine were fired

According to "sources" Erman was secretly taping conversations between coaches and other players. The article also claims Scalabrine was consistently disrespectful to Jackson and the other coaches. If true, these do seem like legitimate firings.

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Mark Jackson finished eighth in CoY voting

After a season full of controversy, milestones, and questions, Warriors coach Mark Jackson got one third place vote for 2014 NBA Coach of the Year.

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Mark Jackson's Game 1 performance

How do you evaluate the job of the coach after a game like that?

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Mama there goes that Er-man

Erm fired for non-basketball related violation of company policy.

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Andrew Bogut discusses loss of Brian Scalabrine, his "individual coach"

Interesting insight entailing Bogut and Scal's relationship.

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On GSW's 'increasingly dysfunctional atmosphere'

In addition to news that Warriors assistant coach Brian Scalabrine has been reassigned, Adrian Wojnarowski reported today that Warriors coach Mark Jackson has explored other job opportunities during his time with the organization.

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Hand down, man down for Scal

Scalabrine beat Jackson in 3pt bracket and gets sent off bench?

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Whats Wrong With the 2013-14 Warriors?

I thought I'd try to be eloquent about it. I couldn't find the right metaphor. I'd been mulling about this for over a week, and I couldn't find the right hype phrases.

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Fire Mark Jackson!

It wasn't a terrible idea to give him a chance, but it's time to cut bait.

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Jackson didn't used to believe in Curry Commericial

ESPN Commercial with Curry and Jackson

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