Golden State won 51 games last season and pushed a very good, deep Clippers team to seven games in the first round. That locker room, led by Stephen Curry, played hard for Mark Jackson and believed what he sold in the locker room.
Notice that when Steve Kerr got hired there were not tweets about how Curry or other players about how they looked forward to working with Kerr — that was out of respect to Jackson. Also, we should note up front midway through the season Jackson demoted coach Brian Scalabrine to the D-League.
Scalabrine, back on the media side of the table now, has taken a few shots at Jackson and his coaching style the past few days, saying he didn’t know how to push a team.
The latest came on ESPN Radio’s Doug Gottlieb Show on Thursday. Here are some of his quotes, as transcribed by Diamond Leung of the Bay Area News Group.