Golden State Warriors fire head coach Mark Jackson

Mark Jackson wasn't the right fit for Golden State's front office, and has been fired after 3 years on the job

5/7/14 in NBA   |   Pat   |   5232 respect

May 3, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors head coach Mark Jackson during a press conference before the game against the Los Angeles Clippers in game seven of the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY SportsThe Golden State Warriors have fired head coach Mark Jackson after a rather successful 3-year tenure with the team.

It wasn't a matter of wins and losses, as the Warriors have enjoyed their greatest success in decades under Jackson.

Apparently he didn't mesh well with the front office, so they decided to go in a different direction.

The Warriors went 23-43 in Jackson's first season, which was shortened by the NBA lockout. The next year, they went 47-35 and lost in the 2nd round of the playoffs. This year, they won 51 games, only to lose to the Clippers in a tough 7-game first round battle.

Warriors owner Joe Lacob explained the reasoning behind Jackson's dismissal:
 
"Obviously it was not made exclusively on wins and losses. There's a different CEO that may be required to achieve success at different stages of an organization's development. When you're a startup company it's one thing, when you're a small-growth company it's one thing and when you're a mature company that's trying to reach a billion in sales - or in this case win an NBA championship - perhaps that's a different person. And we just felt overall we needed a different person."

We'll see if the Warriors manage to find the right person for the job.
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