Last Wednesday, while speaking at the Western Association of Venture Capitalists/National Venture Capital Association luncheon, Warriors owner Joe Lacob explained why he fired Mark Jackson.
"Right now, (Kerr) looks great. I think he will be great. And he did the one big thing that I wanted more than anything else from Mark Jackson he just wouldn't do, in all honesty, which is hire the very best," Lacob said.
"Carte blanche. Take my wallet. Do whatever it is to get the best assistants there are in the world. Period. End of story. Don't want to hear it. And (Jackson's) answer...was, 'Well, I have the best staff.' No you don't. And so with Steve, very, very different."
Were there any other reasons?
"Part of it was that he couldn't get along with anybody else in the organization," Lacob declared. "And look, he did a great job, and I'll always compliment him in many respects, but you can't have 200 people in the organization not like you."
On Sunday, Lacob issued an apology.
On Monday, Stephen Curry called Lacob's comments "a distraction."
What does Jackson think of Lacob's words?
While delivering a sermon at his church on Sunday, Jackson said the Warriors' owner "put me on blast," according to the Bay Area News Group.
Jackson declared Lacob "said I was good for nothing, an owner that knew me for three years and spent a couple of minutes around me, an owner that had the audacity to say that 200 folks don't like me in the business."