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Diamond Leung: Darren Erman fired due to violation of company policy unrelated to basketball. Bob Myers said unrelated to Brian Scalabrine. Twitter @diamond83

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The clashes with Scalabrine and former top aide Mike Malone last season have doomed Jackson to unavoidable whispers about how he coexists with his assistant coaches. Skepticism about Jackson's tactical nous isn't going away either, until there's more than one impressive playoff run on his résumé. ESPN.com

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According to two people with knowledge of the situation, Jackson was advised to wait until the offseason to part ways with Scalabrine because it wouldn't cause such a commotion then. Instead, he insisted that Scalabrine — who is very friendly with Lacob (he played for the Boston Celtics when Lacob was a minority owner there) and Warriors general manager Bob Myers (who had been Scalabrine's player agent) — needed to be sent to the Santa Cruz (Calif.) Warriors now. The people spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the private nature of the situation. USA Today Sports

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Brian Scalabrine reported to work with the Santa Cruz Warriors on Thursday as the team’s new player development coach, according to a Golden State Warriors spokesman. Santa Cruz head coach Casey Hill told the Santa Cruz Sentinel that he expected the 6-foot-9 Scalabrine, who played 11 NBA seasons, to concentrate on the team’s power forwards and centers. Contra Costa Times

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Toucher and Rich asked Danny about the reported conflict and Ainge, having spoken to Scal since the demotion, says coaching will be a learning process for him. “I think that Brian takes responsiblity for it, and at the same time I think it’s a learning process for Brian. Brian is a good guy, and Brian is a smart basketball guy. He has his philosophies and he’s a player that jumped right into coaching. He was a very vocal player, very opinionated in the locker room. He was always able to say exactly what he wanted to say and he probably went and was that way in coaching. CBS Local

“Sometimes when you’re a coach and you’re part of the staff you have to know when to say things and when not to say things. I think it’s probably a good learning experience for Scal. A head coach needs one hundred percent support and he needs everybody to have his back. It’s really important to have that loyalty and support from everyone.” We know the White Mamba has hung up his sneakers for good, but is a return to Boston as a coach a possibility? Ainge didn’t rule it out. “I would consider Scal if we had openings for a lot of positions in our organization. I have a lot of respect for Scal, his knowledge and his work ethic. Absolutely.” CBS Local

The Yahoo Sports report Tuesday said Malone would go weeks without speaking to Jackson last season while serving as his lead assistant. The report focused on Jackson’s relationship with first-year assistant coach Brian Scalabrine, who was reassigned to a position with the Warriors’ NBA Development League team in Santa Cruz. “What goes on in Golden State right now is really none of my business,” Malone said Wednesday. “Whatever happened between coach Jackson and Scalabrine, that’s on them. I will say this: I had two great years in Golden State. I consider myself a very small part of the success we had last year. As for one thing that has been reported, Mark Jackson and I still have a relationship.” Sacramento Bee

Malone took exception to the notion he could go weeks without talking to Jackson. Malone also said he didn’t want any reports to become a distraction. “We spoke as assistant coach and head coach,” Malone said. “He hired me to help him, and that’s what I did there. I think the record that they have right now being 17 games over .500 speaks for itself, and Mark’s record as a head coach also speaks for itself. But that’s between those guys down there. I have enough problems up here in Sacramento that I have to try to deal with.” Sacramento Bee

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