LOS ANGELES — Mark Jackson fully understands that he might have coached his last game for the Warriors.
He made that apparent while half-joking about the hot seat during the season. And he acknowledged it after a Game 7 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers in the first round of the playoffs.
“I’m totally confident and have total faith that no matter what, I’m going to be fine, and that’s even if I’m a full-time pastor,” Jackson said. “It’s going to work out.”
Make no mistake how Jackson views the saying, saying, “I think it’s been an outstanding year for us.”
The Warriors improved their win total again. They played hard for their coach through injuries and difficult circumstances against the Clippers.
“I saw a tied-together group that did not look for an excuse, that battled, competed and left their tank on empty,” Jackson said.
“Ultimately, what I saw is a group that continues to get better and continues to put itself in the position to have an incredible future individually and collectively.”
But will Jackson be there for that future?