NBA, SPORTS

Mark Jackson says Golden State Warriors expectations were unrealistic

May 7, 2014

The Golden State Warriors opted for a different direction on Tuesday, firing head coach Mark Jackson after three seasons that included back-to-back playoff appearances.

On Wednesday, the now-unemployed Jackson joined Off The Dribble’s Jared Greenberg and Rick Fox on SiriusXM NBA Radio to talk about his dismissal.

This ownership group has never experienced bad basketball, or years and years and years of not winning, so winning, they don’t understand how tough it is. To win 47 games, to win 51 games in the Western Conference against the second-greatest regular season of any conference in the history of the NBA [...] It’s not easy to win on this level. And to say that it’s Championship or failure for any team, I would say you don’t have a full understanding of what it takes.

Jackson went on to describe in detail what really happened when the Warriors demoted assistant coach Brian Scalabrine and fired assistant coach Darren Erman over a few week span prior to the playoffs.

One thing is for sure. With a number of open head coaching positions in the league, including the Lakers and Knicks, Mark Jackson might not be unemployed for long.


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