TAG: Mark Jackson

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 »

NBA, Smack / May 5, 2014 / 11:45 am

The Uncertain Future of Coach Mark Jackson

Mark Jackson, Stephen Curry

The Golden State Warriors lost in Game 7 of the first round this weekend, and now all the rumors percolating to the surface during the regular season about the hot seat under coach Mark Jackson will be put to the test. Like they’ve said all year, the majority of Dubs players want Jackson to stick around, despite ownership’s unwillingness to publicly support the third-year coach. Read More »

NBA, Smack / May 4, 2014 / 8:15 pm

Warriors & Clippers Clash Off The Court Following Game 7

Blake Griffin, Harrison Barnes

After the Clippers ended a brutal week by defeating the Warriors in Game 7 late Saturday night, 126-121, their battle raged outside the locker-rooms, too. A heated verbal altercation broke out in the tunnel that connects the Clippers and Warriors locker-room with multiple players and coaches getting involved before police had to intervene. Read More »

NBA, Smack / Apr 29, 2014 / 11:30 am

Report: Fired Warriors Assistant Coach Secretly Taped Conversations

Stephen Curry, Darren Erman

Coming just two weeks after the demotion of first-year assistant coach Brian Scalabrine, the departure of another assistant coach, Darren Erman, was viewed as a sign that Mark Jackson had lost control of the Warriors. That wasn’t really the case it appears. After the team said Erman was released for violating team policy, Chris Broussard of ESPN reports that Erman had been found secretly recording players and coaches without their consent. Read More »

NBA / Apr 21, 2014 / 11:00 am

10 Players Under The Most Pressure In The Playoffs

Roy Hibbert

Just over two years ago, had you asked me whom I considered to be the NBA’s elite players, I would have given you three names: Dirk Nowitzki, Kobe Bryant and Dwyane Wade.

Fresh off an NBA Finals run in which his Mavericks took down Kobe’s Los Angeles Lakers, Kevin Durant’s Oklahoma City Thunder, and the “Dream Team” Miami Heat en route to the championship, Dirk was a shoo-in on the list. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Apr 16, 2014 / 11:00 am

Why Andrew Bogut Will Miss The Playoffs & Why It’s A Huge Loss For The Warriors

Andrew Bogut

The Golden State Warriors have locked up the No. 6 seed in the Western Conference, and will face the hated Clippers in the first round. This makes for some exciting basketball, but Mark Jackson‘s ecclesiastical Dubs will be without their defensive stalwart in the middle after an MRI revealed that Andrew Bogut has cracked one of his ribs. This is more serious than it sounds. Read More »