The Golden State Warriors made a great postseason run this season, and a lot of praise rained over head coach Mark Jackson for being able to motivate and lead the young core of the Dubs past the Denver Nuggets in the first-round. Jackson has just one guaranteed year remaining in his current contract, and according to Contra Costa Times, his contract situation is still up in the air:
Myers said he’s had informal contract talks with coach Mark Jackson’s agent Arn Tellem.
Myers, Tellem’s former protégé, said they’ve only thrown out ideas about Jackson’s contract, which has next season and a team option for 2014-15 remaining. The Warriors could guarantee the last year on the contract or agree to an extension with Jackson.
Doing nothing means Jackson goes into this season as a virtual lame duck with just one year guaranteed.
From Jackson’s perspective, he would be smart to push for either an extension or forcing the Warriors to pick up the team option for the 2014-15 season early for job security. At this point, it seems that both parties are happy with the partnership, but in the NBA things can change pretty fast.