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

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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."

Poll: Will the Warriors regret losing out on Love?

Marcus Thompson of the Bay Area News Group "can’t justify passing up the opportunity for having two of the best 15 players in the NBA on your team", but it's time to start moving on if you haven't...

Splash Bros vs Wall + Beal

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Looks like the latter got cut from USA Bball...

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Ros Gold-Onwude replaces Ric Bucher at CSN BA

Pac-12 Networks profiled Ros Gold-Onwude's path from Stanford women's basketball star to pro basketball commentator in a video this past March.

Shaun Livingston's response to Paul George's injury

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Newly-acquired Golden State Warriors guard Shaun Livingston took to Twitter after Paul George's injury at the USA Basketball Showcase to share some empathetic words.

Rumor: Baron Davis interested in comeback with GSW

Jared Zwerling of Bleacher Report reported earlier today that Baron Davis is working toward a comeback and is interested in returning to the Warriors.

Channing Frye considering Warriors as possibility

There's apparently mutual interest between Channing Frye and the Golden State Warriors, but - like the Warriors' other targets - it might be difficult to secure the sweet shooting big man.

Free agent Pau Gasol will meet with Warriors

The Warriors are one of four teams that unrestricted free agent big man Pau Gasol might meet with once the NBA's free agent negotiation period begins.

Klay's father: 'I'm going to have to talk him down' if traded

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Don't get me wrong, I'm just as excited as the next Warriors fan about the possibility of acquiring Kevin Love this summer. However, this article really depressed me. I've grown to really like Klay Thompson and, if he is traded, he definitely will be missed. He's become a big part of the team identity and culture as one of the two Splashbrothers and I would just feel bad letting him go. That being said, I would still 100% love to get Love in the rumored deal involving Klay.

Gentry to join Kerr's Staff.

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Blatt negotiating to become Cavs head coach.

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Kerr speaks with Bogut about "triangle-facilitator type of role"

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Two different stories, one visit.

"He actually brought an iPad along to lunch and showed me actually clips of Luc Longley playing that similar type role, triangle-facilitator type of role and wanted me to be a bit more aggressive offensively and run through me a little more, so that’s always good to hear," Bogut told the station.

Actual plays!!

Then there's this other link (pretty cool embedded link within as well - Bogut on Aussie radio)

"I’ve kind of taken a backseat offensively the last couple years, and that’s not a bad thing because we do have two of the best shooters in the league that are great scorers," Bogut said, "So I’d like to get that back. I think I can do a little more offensively, but if my team needs me to play D and rebound, I’ll do that."


Bottom line for me?


I don't think Bogut ever had a ton of love for Jackson, but more importantly I think that Bogut has become comfortable enough with his role as primary defensive anchor to begin to try and get back some of his offensive game. Ever since Nellie ball, I've had an excruciating yearning for excellent two-way players. Makes me happy to see this point of emphasis from Bogut!

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Breaking: Steph Curry is a good guy

Video of Golden State Warriors guard and 2014 NBA Community Assist Award recipient Stephen Curry serving the Bay Area community.

Top contenders & challengers for Warriors coach

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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.

Santa Cruz coach Casey Hill on Curry's development

Santa Cruz Warriors star Seth Curry earned All-League and All-Rookie honors while Hilton Armstrong was selected for the All-D-League Second Team and the All-D-League Defensive Team. Coach Casey...

S.F. waterfront arena opponents claim a victory

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Opponents of the Warriors proposed waterfront arena declared victory yesterday after San Francisco media outlets reported that the franchise has instead purchased a site in the city's Mission Bay...

Mark Jackson finished eighth in CoY voting

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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.

Game 1 offers example of NBA's flawed replay rules

The NBA admitted that Warriors forward Draymond Green should have been called for a foul on Clippers guard Chris Paul during a controversial play at the end of Game 1. The mishandled play reflects...

On GSW's 'increasingly dysfunctional atmosphere'

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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...

GSW gives up "NBA equivalent of nothing" for Blake

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The Warriors bolstered a bench that has struggled throughout the season without much of a sacrifice.

WojBOMB: Warriors trade Bazemore to L.A. for Blake

It's been real, Kent.

Hello, Jordan Crawford! Welcome, Marshon Brooks!

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Golden State receives Crawford and Brooks in three-team deal with Boston Celtics, Miami Heat. Crawford, an improved scorer and creator at the guard position, should add scoring to a heinous Golden...

Poll: How do you feel about a Bay Area WNBA team?

The Golden State Warriors' organization is close to bringing a WNBA team to the Bay Area. How do you feel about it and what might you want a new logo to look like?

Bogut suspended; player reactions; JON back?

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The Golden State Warriors are searching for answers, and healthy bodies, for the upcoming road trip.

Santa Cruz Warriors finalize 2013-14 roster

The Santa Cruz Warriors has announced its 2013-14 roster and Oakland native Kiwi Gardner has made the (decreasingly?) unlikely journey from open tryouts to D-League roster.

SCW notes: Kuzmic, Nedovic, Mychel Thompson arrive

Mychel Thompson as well as Golden State Warriors rookies Ognen Kuzmic and Nemanja Nedovic had their first practices with the Santa Cruz Warriors today in Oakland.

Santa Cruz media day: New roster, big goals

The Santa Cruz Warriors are entering the 2013-14 season with big goals, both on the marketing front, on the court, and in their relationship with the Golden State Warriors.

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