HoopsHype Stephen Curry rumors

May 15, 2014 Updates

Not asking about the specifics, but that sounds like your talk with Curry tonight went well. Is that accurate? KERR: It was great. We laughed about the draft stuff from a couple years ago. He was very positive and we're planing on getting together soon. I've got to work a couple more weeks with Turner to finish off my season with them. We're planning to get together but we didn't get into any details about strategy or anything like that. But he expressed his desire to talk more about the team and expectations and how we can get better and all that. I'm looking forward to all that and looking forward to calling the rest of the guys in the next day or two. Contra Costa Times

May 8, 2014 Updates

Lacob, however, doesn’t strike me as the type who feels the need to acquiesce to the people who work for him. They need to learn how to deal with him. And that’s fine. But that’s not how the great owners in this league have worked. Lacob can stand to benefit from considering these elements when he hires. He would be very wise to consider it as it regards to Stephen Curry. One thing his star player appreciated was the lack of negativity in their locker room. No crazy, vile rap music, scarce profanity aimed his way, freedom to pray and talk about stuff that matters to him without being the outsider. San Jose Mercury-News

May 6, 2014 Updates

Q: Did you take Steph Curry’s opinion into account? Joe Lacob: Of course. Q: Are you concerned that this might sour his attitude about the organization? Joe Lacob: Not at all. Not at all. We spoke with Steph Curry several times actually. And I think he’s disappointed because he… I would even say he loves Mark Jackson as a friend as a coach. I understand that, we understand that. But I think he also likes this organization a lot and he trusts this organization. And I think he trusts Bob Myers and the crew at basketball operations. And I think you can answer that question by just asking him. You’ve got to give him more than a day to probably reflect on it. But I think you’ll probably find that he is supportive. San Jose Mercury-News

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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

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