HoopsHype Mark Jackson rumors

March 27, 2014 Updates

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

March 26, 2014 Updates

Once again, Warriors management has decided not to publicly support Jackson. That trend isn’t lost on a few players who staunchly supports their coach. A few players expressed the dismay at the lack of favor Jackson has despite the success he’s enjoyed the last two seasons. They see that Jackson simply had the final of his year picked up and was not given his extension. They took note when co-owner Joe Lacob told Tim Kawakami he was disappointed and had some concerns about Jackson. And while Jackson has been constantly under attack, they’ve noticed no one has come out to Jackson’s defense. San Jose Mercury-News

Multiple players have told me they get the sense Jackson could end up leaving – whether it is by Jackson’s choice or management’s. Whether these divisive undercurrents are problematic remains to be seen. It may even help, if they play harder for him if they feel their coach is under appreciated. Or, what if the message from management starts to filter into the pysche of the players? Will they invest as much in a coach they might see is on his way out or that management doesn’t want around? San Jose Mercury-News

March 25, 2014 Updates

Asked if he thought that his future with the team was tied with postseason results, Jackson said no. "I don't get caught up in that at all because then all of a sudden when you win a bunch of games, then everything's good," said Jackson, who is under contract through the 2014-15 season. "You can't pay attention to that. You do your job and you be the best that you can possibly be, and you try to impact lives. Don't get caught up in the other stuff. There's nothing you can do to control any of that, so there's no sense losing a second entertaining 'what if?' Why not 'what if' if we win it all? I'm not wasting time on that neither. Oakland Tribune

Told his future would be better if the Warriors won it all, Jackson said, "My future's fine. It's in the right hands. It's in God's hands. So I'm going to do whatever I have to do to put us in the best possible position and let the chips fall where they may." Oakland Tribune

In denying that there was dysfunction on the Warriors, coach Mark Jackson twice briefly chuckled at the mention of the word. "We are excited about what's taken place up until this point -- the culture, the environment with no dysfunction at all," Jackson said Tuesday. "That's comical." Oakland Tribune

There had been rumblings in the locker room about Malone's value being overblown by media, and that he was more focused on landing his first head coaching gig. And Jackson went out of his way to pump up assistant coach Pete Myers' talent as a budding head coach, almost as a rebuttal to talk about Malone's value to the Warriors' success. Contra Costa Times

One of the staples of his tenure has been the chemistry in the locker room. His players love him, even when they are riding the bench, and they play hard for him. That's still true for the most part. But the Warriors have a developed a pattern of playing down to competition and not maxing out every night. Contra Costa Times

It is immediately unclear what kind of a role the Warriors will transition Scalabrine, but management has no intention of letting him leave the organization, sources said. Over the past two years, Jackson's difficulty with managing his coaching staff and creating a functional work environment has developed into one of the issues that threatens his future on the job, league sources said. Yahoo! Sports

Scalabrine, who joined the staff in July, was Jackson's choice as an assistant coach. For two straight years, Jackson has had issues with assistant coaches that he hired. Michael Malone and Jackson would go weeks without speaking to each other a year ago, league sources said. Malone left Golden State to become the head coach of the Sacramento Kings. Yahoo! Sports

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