Golden State Warriors Fire Head Coach Mark Jackson
After three season as head coach the Golden State Warriors has fired Mark Jackson shortly after losing in game 7 of the opening series in the playoffs against the Los Angeles Clippers.
ESPN has the details of the firing as General Manager Bob Myers says in a statement.
“It’s never easy to make a decision of this nature. Mark has accomplished many good things during his three years with the organization, including his role in helping elevate this team into a better position than it was when he arrived nearly 36 months ago. We’re appreciative of his dedication and commitment since his arrival and are extremely grateful for his contributions. However, as an organization, we simply feel it’s best to move in a different direction at this time.”
He reportedly had problems with the front office during his tenure and also fired multiple assistants, but saw success with the team going 121-109 during his tenure.
There were rumors that the Warriors will now look at Steve Kerr who is receiving major interest from the New York Knicks.
Jackson, only had one year left on his contract after the team picked up Jackson’s option for the 2014-15 before this season.