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Mark Jackson caps ‘outstanding year’ with acknowledgement future might not be with Warriors

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.”

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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?

Diamond Leung

  • ssclesq

    Didn’t like the hire. Another sing, talk but no experience. But unlike sinfg Jackson got better. Hard to see them get anyone better. Is Kerr better a college coach? Speights and oneal as your big men destroyed the playoff run, if that doesn’t get fixed this year it won’t matter who is coaching. Bogut is sadly falling apart and cannot carry the load for a full season let alone the playoffs. Lee has heart but w bogut out we get gutted inside. Keep Jackson trade lee and or barnes and get a real pf who can defend. ( That’s assuming ezili ever gets back on track. If not , then center is the focal point) next year clippers and warriors will be epic!

  • Grey Warden

    All it takes is for Curry to stand up to Lacob and demand Jackson gets an extension. Curry can say he supports Jackson through the media, but he needs to walk the walk and have a one on one conversation with Lacob. Tell him if he doesn’t extend Jackson, he won’t be happy. Pull a Carmelo and demand a trade. That’ll definitely keep Jackson right there.

  • Dave

    Retweeted by Marcus Thompson:
    @ThompsonScribe You should write a column about how black coaches are not given a fair shot. First fired and last hired
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    So is MT saying Jackson will be fired because he is black?

  • flaninerfan

    The big question to me is did the W’s over or under achieve this year? I tend to lean on the under side due to the bad losses at home and the on going problems on offense that never were fixed. Turnovers and ball movement. Maybe add in a lack of inside/outside game. The team put up a valiant fight vrs the Clips but were possibly done in by that turnover issue. We could have delivered a knockout blow in the second quarter of game 7 but too many sloppy turnovers did not allow it.

  • sunshipballoons

    They took the clips to 7 games despite playing without their only truly good low post defender. One would think that they would have won that series if Bogut could have played.

  • sunshipballoons

    Who’s to say if that’s really how Curry feels?

  • sunshipballoons

    Lee is fine if he plays next to a center who can defend. That’s why the need Bogut. They need Lee, or someone like him, or they have no interior offense.

  • mug

    You have to take in account,
    that every team has the bad losses this season….
    that our huge wins on the road is more noticeable….

  • mug

    Yes he should, and I think he will. I hope dell would advise him on this

  • mug

    I agree, Lee is another one being wrongly badmouthed by the bloggers. Lee may be limited, but so as Bogut, they compensate each other. great fit