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April 9, 2014 Updates
April 8, 2014 Updates

Tim Kawakami: Multiple sources: Warriors co-owner Joe Lacob has had talks with A's owner John Fisher about Lacob's interest in buying the A's... But the sources indicate that Fisher has to this point told Lacob he is not looking to sell the A's. There are some indications that Lacob would be interested in building a baseball stadium on the Howard Terminal site. It's not just Lacob. Several big-money types are eyeing the A's. Most, I'm told, believe the first/best option is to keep them in Oakland. I'm told that any Lacob interest in the A's is now on the back-burner. But Fisher knows that he'll have a nice market if he wants to sell. Twitter @timkawakami

April 7, 2014 Updates

The man in the middle of the storm smiled, joked and arched his eyebrows at the thorniest questions Sunday. No, Mark Jackson wasn't about to lose his cool. Especially not now, not after two of his assistants have lost their jobs within the last few weeks, not with the NBA universe openly curious about Jackson's job security. That's his great strength -- the Warriors' self-assured coach never melts under the spotlight, and his players take their cues from him. Oakland Tribune

But this is who Jackson is, it has worked well for the Warriors so far, and he's not changing now. In fact, as the questions piled up Sunday, Jackson all but yawned. "My job will be determined on winning," Jackson said before an easy victory over Utah. "I'm fine with that ... "The talk about what these two (ex-assistants) have done, that has nothing to do with me." Oakland Tribune

But there has been grumbling about the team's occasional lack of urgency and Jackson's offensive system, which often bogs down in isolation sets with little movement. Some of that grumbling has come from people in the Warriors front office, by the way. At times, Jackson has reacted to the chatter indirectly by declaring that this franchise has a history of losing, is winning now and should act like it knows the difference. On Sunday, when I asked how he'd describe his relationship with co-owner Joe Lacob, Jackson said there are no problems between them. Oakland Tribune

April 6, 2014 Updates
April 5, 2014 Updates

As today's news was breaking, I was told by a Warriors source that circumstances of Erman's dismissal are "very, very unfortunate" and made it sound like an isolated incident, but the source also didn't argue that everything that happens now is against the backdrop of a lot of coach/management tension. Everything is part of the larger story, and it all points to this: The Warriors are not going into the playoffs at full strength and Jackson's tenure will be judged largely based on the team's perceived success or failure in these playoffs. After the Erman firing, the Warriors are down to three holdover assistants -- Pete Myers, Lindsey Hunter, Ernie DeGregorio -- and now development assistant Joe Boylan presumably will move into an official assistant role. (Boylan did the halftime TV interview last night, a virtual kiss of death lately for Jackson assistants.) Contra Costa Times

By the way, for their sake, I sure hope Erman wasn't the guy assigned the Clippers advance-prep work all season, though I think there's a good chance he was. If he did the prep work, most of it is probably gone with his firing, right in time for the probable first-round matchup with ... the Clippers. Oops. Contra Costa Times

The Golden State Warriors have relieved Assistant Coach Darren Erman of his duties with the organization due to a violation of company policy, it was announced today. Erman, 37, was in his third season with the Warriors after spending four years with the Boston Celtics. NBA.com

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Wilt Chamberlain never won a championship with the Warriors, but his monstrous stats make him the clear pick for No. 1 player in franchise history.

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