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NBA / Dec 6, 2014 / 1:30 pm

Warriors Owner Joe Lacob Clarifies Reasons For Firing Mark Jackson

Mark Jackson, Steve Kerr

The Golden State Warriors are the best team in basketball. They sport the league’s top record at 16-2, have won 11 consecutive games, and rank top-five in both offensive and defensive efficiency – a feat unmatched by any NBA peer. And while awesome season-long player performance has obviously contributed to Golden State’s unparalleled success thus far, the influence of first-year coach Steve Kerr can’t be discounted, either. The Warriors made only modest adjustments to their roster this summer, after all; the biggest change was replacing Mark Jackson on the sidelines with Kerr. Read More »

NBA / Oct 7, 2014 / 4:00 pm

Road To Recovery: Warriors Wing Brandon Rush

Brandon Rush

If you follow the league closely you know that it takes all types of players to construct a team. From stars, to veterans to role players, it takes the right mix of talent, experience and egos to propel an organization to its highest level. In this installment of our Road to Recovery series we catch up with Brandon Rush from the Golden State Warriors. He’s been a very good role player throughout his career who owns a 40 percent career average shooting from deep. But now he wants to carve out any niche the Warriors may need without any real agenda of his own. Read More »

NBA / Aug 14, 2014 / 12:45 pm

Dime Q&A: Stephen Curry On Scalabrine’s Comments & Paul George’s Injury

Stephen Curry

It was hard for us not to ask Stephen Curry to pose back-to-back and see if maybe we had a fraction of an inch on him. We’re 6-3, but Steph seemed slightly shorter, even though his ropey arms, made taut with coiled muscles, made our reluctance to work out more obvious as our morning with him wore on. Perhaps that’s also why he was so easy to talk with, even after he’d gone through the paces a few times before chatting with Dime during a DEGREE Men event earlier this week. Read More »

Smack / Aug 11, 2014 / 3:15 pm

Brian Scalabrine Says Mark Jackson Didn’t Challenge His Players Enough

Brian Scalabrine, Andre Iguodala

Last season, Michael Jordan clone Brian Scalabrine famously spent the second half of the season coaching Golden State’s D-League team, the Santa Cruz Warriors, after being demoted from a lead assistant by then-coach Mark Jackson. Last week, Scals went on Doug Gottlieb‘s radio show for CBS Sports and talked about his difference of opinion when it came to the coaching philosophy of Jackson, who was terminated after leading the Dubs to the playoffs in two consecutive seasons including a No. 6 seed last year. Read More »

Smack / Aug 4, 2014 / 5:45 pm

Brian Scalabrine Pens “I’m Coming Home” LeBron Parody For Boston Return

Brian Scalabrine

There aren’t many role players with the following of True Ginger-American Hero, Brian Scalabrine, which is why many of his fans in New England lamented his move to become a Warriors assistant coach. After being demoted to the Dubs’ D-League outfit by dictatorial former coach Mark Jackson, Scalabrine announced in a CSNNE.com exclusive today he would be returing to Boston’s broadcast booth again. His announcement doubled as a fun parody of LeBron James‘ “I’m coming home” essay for Sports Illustrated. Read More »

Video / Jul 8, 2014 / 9:00 am

Watch Mark Jackson Preach On An LA Street Corner

Mark Jackson

Mark Jackson (Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports)

Former Warriors coach Mark Jackson was preaching from a Los Angeles street corner on Saturday for World Vision Day. Some blame Jackson’s overt religious beliefs — he’s a licensed minister at True Love Worship Center International in Reseda, California — as a factor in his firing after the 2013-14 season. Read More »

Latest News / Jun 30, 2014 / 1:00 pm

Report: Nets Considering Hollins, Jackson, Karl, Messina To Replace Kidd

Lionel Hollins

The Brooklyn Nets have some of coaching’s biggest names lined up to replace Jason Kidd. According reports, Mikhail Prokhorov and company will likely choose from a group of distinguished coaches highlighted by Lionel Hollins and Mark Jackson. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / May 11, 2014 / 8:34 pm

Steve Kerr Expected To Decide Between The Knicks And Warriors This Week

Steve Kerr, Marv Albert

It has been no secret Steve Kerr has emerged as the leading candidate for several coaching vacancies around the league. The question many people have asked is why? It’s a legitimate query when you consider Kerr has no head coaching experience at any level, with his post-career NBA resume limited to a brief run as general manager of the Phoenix Suns. Read More »

NBA, Smack / May 9, 2014 / 12:00 pm

5 Reasons Why Firing Mark Jackson Was The Right Move For Golden State

Mark Jackson

“Things had to change,” Mark Jackson said on The Dan Patrick Show just one day after being fired as the head coach of the Golden State Warriors. From the way he answered questions, it appeared obvious Jackson’s mind may have already been made up: he was going to leave regardless. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / May 6, 2014 / 3:35 pm

Report: Warriors Fire Coach Mark Jackson

Mark Jackson

The Warriors have fired head coach Mark Jackson the team said today in a statement today. Owner Joe Lacob met with Jackson this morning to give him the news and we wrote about this possibility yesterday, but the axe fell sooner than expected despite ample and public support in the Warriors’ locker-room. Read More »