OAKLAND — After Mark Jackson easily took down Stephen Curry in a 3-point shooting contest two weeks ago while on a practice court at Indiana, the Warriors coach had said he would retire on top having bested the top shooter on the planet.
But now, Curry might get a chance at revenge after releasing the bracket for a 3-point Championship tournament the Warriors will hold among players and staff members.
“We got Coach out of retirement,” Curry said Tuesday. “I was giving him so much crap. He wants to take that one victory in Indiana to the grave with him. I can’t let that happen.”
Curry, Jackson, Klay Thompson and Steve Blake have the No. 1 seeds in the 16-shooter bracket. The way the contest works is alternative shooting five 3-pointers in one spot beyond the arc. The shooter winning the best of five spots moves on to the next round.
“I was basically saying just like in college, the No. 1 team, nobody’s going undefeated besides Wichita State, and they’re not even No. 1, so you’ve got to have a true test of shooting ability,” Curry said. “The only way to do that is that kind of a bracket.
“Hopefully in the next two weeks before the season’s over with, we get through the bracket. The real shooters lasts to the end.”