The Golden State Warriors had zero tolerance for three-year head coach Mark Jackson’s first round playoff defeat of the hands of the Los Angeles Clippers. As a consequence, they have permanently terminated his access to their facilities.
“It’s never easy to make a decision of this nature,” said General Manager Bob Myers in reference to the depressing announcement. “Mark has accomplished many good things during his three years with the organization, including his role in helping elevate this team into a better position than it was when he arrived nearly 36 months ago. We’re appreciative of his dedication and commitment since his arrival and are extremely grateful for his contributions. However, as an organization, we simply feel it’s best to move in a different direction at this time.”
Jackson was definitely no slouch standing on the sideline, leading the Warriors to an overall 121-109 record (.526) record and becoming the third coach in franchise history to lead a team to at least 50 wins in the regular season. He joins some presidential company this week after First Lady Michelle Obama’s brother, Craig Robinson was canned from his Oregon State position with a less-than stellar record.
Almost immediately following the announcement, rappers, athletes and sports analysts all took to their Twitter accounts to voice their disdain for the front office ruling. They felt since the Warriors had been notorious losers before Jackson’s arrival, he needed a bit more time to take his team to the promised lane. The good news is two of the NBA’s biggest markets in New York and Los Angeles have vacancies at the head coaching position, as you’ll see the people clamoring for Jackson to get.
Hit the gallery to see all the celebrity, Black Twitter reactions, including a statement from Jackson himself.
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