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Asked if it's safe to say that Jackson's ouster would be received in the locker as an unpopular choice if it comes to that at season's end, Curry didn't hesitate, saying: "To me it would. Everybody has their own opinion, but he's completely changed the culture here in three short years. I don't think there would be a lot of smiles if that went down." ESPN.com

Last week's reassignment of assistant coach Brian Scalabrine to Golden State's D-League franchise in nearby Santa Cruz has put Jackson and his Bay Area future in the crosshairs, mostly because it invites detractors to suggest that the curious timing of the move is symptomatic of more serious discord behind the scenes. "Now we're supposedly 'dysfunctional,'" Curry told ESPN.com an hour before tipoff Tuesday night, adding his own air quotes and insisting that you can't find anyone playing for Jackson who would make such a claim. The real deal? As Curry sees it? "Coach inspires every single person in this locker room," Golden State's franchise player said. ESPN.com

March 27, 2014 Updates

Jackson also said that he appreciated Stephen Curry's vote of confidence in response to a Yahoo Sports report on the team's "increasingly dysfunctional atmosphere" in the wake of assistant coach Brian Scalabrine's reassignment earlier this week. Curry said he and the rest of the team supported Jackson 100 percent. "Obviously he's a guy that had an opportunity and a platform to show his loyalty, his support for me," Jackson said of Curry. "I don't take it for granted, and it's not a surprise because he knows how I feel about him." Oakland Tribune

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 21, 2014 Updates

Warriors guard Stephen Curry won't have to play limited minutes any longer because of a right quadriceps strain, coach Mark Jackson said Thursday before the Warriors faced Milwaukee at Oracle Arena. "There won't be any restrictions," Jackson said. "He won't play 48 (minutes), and I don't expect to play him 40. We're going to make sure he's fresh and healthy and not put a great demand on his body when it's not necessary. "We're a deep basketball team with guys that can come in and do the job, so we've gotten better in that aspect. There's no restrictions anymore." San Jose Mercury-News

March 18, 2014 Updates

With the NBA playoffs a month away, a handful of all-stars got into the March Madness spirit by filling out NCAA tournament brackets. All of the players, who provided their brackets exclusively to USA TODAY Sports, share one thing in common: They were all March Madness stars during their collegiate careers. Former Davidson star Steph Curry, former Weber State star Damian Lillard and former Kentucky Wildcats Anthony Davis and John Wall all shared their brackets, which included some surprises. (i.e. Wall has Kentucky losing early). Who will have the best bracket? Find out by following along on For the Win and USA TODAY Sports for the #NBABracketChallenge. We’ll have posts after each round scoring the players. We’ll share our scoring system and you can determine if your picks are up to par with these all-stars. For The Win

March 15, 2014 Updates

One player stood out–Stephen Curry was still in uniform and walked up to Jermaine O’Neal, Andrew Bogut and David Lee (among others) and had long one-on-one discussions in the locker room corridors. I asked Curry about the discussion in the locker room immediately after the game. “Just addressing the bad loss,” Curry said. “We’ve had a couple of these at home. And with 15 games left in the season you want to make sure that everybody’s still on the same page when it comes to how we’re going to win games going forward. “Not for anybody to be in here to be fooled–defensively is how we’ve kind of changed things around. Can’t rely on our offense to win us every single game. San Jose Mercury-News

“That just needed to be said as we approach this final 15 games with where we are in the playoff race. It was good to kind of get everybody rallied together as we head off to Portland.” So a lot of people talked? “Yeah, a lot of voices,” Curry said. “And you can tell people care. At this point you could kind of think, this is obviously a bad loss but we’re still in decent shape in the race. But we want more, we want to be better. San Jose Mercury-News

March 9, 2014 Updates

Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry says he will play limited minutes for the foreseeable future because of a strained right quad. Curry said before the Warriors hosted the Suns on Sunday night that an MRI on his quad revealed the strain. He said he injured his quad during Golden State's win at Boston on Wednesday and began to feel pain again during Friday's victory over Atlanta. ESPN.com

March 4, 2014 Updates

Curry also had the good fortune to join a Warriors team run by Don Nelson, who believed that any open shot was a good one and that defense was something played only if you had no other way to contribute. The Warriors were first in pace, which meant plenty of shots to go around, second in scoring and dead last in points allowed. Curry launched 1,143 attempts as a rookie, which is more than Fredette squeezed off in his 2.75 seasons in Sacramento. "The system," said one assistant GM of Curry and the Warriors, "fit him." Bleacher Report

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