The turnaround has taken place. The total transformation might not be far away.
And if they want to be considered true title contenders, the Warriors will have to develop their promising young talent even more and show they can be consistent — and consistently healthy — for longer stretches. Read More
The Warriors’ offense was not good in their loss to the San Antonio Spurs in Game 6 of the Western Conference semifinals on Tuesday. In past years, that was all previous Warriors teams had to rely on to win games.
Now, however, the poor shooting nights by Steph Curry and Klay Thompson — who played exceptionally well in the first two games of the series — was not what coach Mark Jackson wanted to focus on heading into the team’s first elimination game of the postseason. Read More
Warriors coach Mark Jackson placed a prominent poem by an unknown author in every player’s locker before Game 4 against the San Antonio Spurs on Sunday that had a simple title: Don’t Quit.
Jackson’s gritty Golden State team never has this season. Neither have the four-time champion Spurs, led by a group of veterans who have stood the test of time.
Young or old, it might not matter at this point. Read More
The NBA fined coach Mark Jackson $25,000 on Thursday for attempting to “influence officiating” prior to the Warriors’ Game 6 showdown with the Denver Nuggets.
Jackson accused the Nuggets of playing “dirty” and suggested that they’d put a hit on point guard Stephen Curry in his postgame press conference following the Warriors Game 5 loss in Denver. The Warriors coach denied that he was trying to influence the referees with his comments. Read More
Kicks in the ankles. Forearms to the throat. Elbows at the head. Illegal screens. Hard shoves. Bloody lips. Puffy eyes. Body bruises. Some even done by “hit men.”
Denver Nuggets coach George Karl thought the reaction to his team’s Game 5 win over the Warriors sounded like a “different movie than I’m watching.” Golden State’s Mark Jackson defended his accusations of dirty play Wednesday, and players on both sides practically promised more physicality. Read More
Are you up for a game of word association with a Bay Area sports theme?
Bill Walsh? Genius.
Cal football? The Play (Chicago Cubs also works here).
Barry Zito? Redemption.
Tim Lincecum? F*** Yeah!
Warriors? Read More
Mark Jackson knows a thing or two about playoff basketball. He played in 131 postseason games during his 17-year pro career and sat courtside for the NBA Finals five times as a lead analyst on the national broadcasts.
But as the Warriors square off with the Denver Nuggets in the first round of the Western Conference playoffs, Jackson is getting his first taste from the coach’s chair and he said it’s a rewarding experience. Read More
Since Tim Hardaway, Mitch Richmond and Chris Mullin captivated the Bay Area in the “Run TMC” days of the early 1990s, the Warriors have been known for scoring a lot of points and giving up even more.
Not anymore. Read More
OAKLAND — Coach Mark Jackson said Saturday’s overtime loss to the Los Angeles Lakers wasn’t going to dampen the team’s Christmas spirit, saying that the Warriors are “very excited about where we are and are thrilled about where we’re headed.”While a big part of that optimism is coming from All-Star-caliber seasons from Stephen Curry and David Lee, an argument could be made that the most important player for the Warriors has been coming off the bench this season. Read More