Despite the Golden State Warriors‘ 2-1 start, head coach Mark Jackson isn’t happy with his team’s performance and has been very vocal about it. He’s specifically targeted the team’s best player, guard Stephen Curry.
Through three games, Curry is averaging 23.2 points, 9.0 assists, 2.7 rebounds and 0.7 steals per game. He’s shooting 56.5% from the field, 59.3% from beyond the arc and 100.0% from the free throw line.
However, it’s his 19 total turnovers (6.3 per game) that Jackson is focused on.
“That’s unacceptable to me as his coach,” Jackson said, according to CSNBayArea.com via ESPN.com. “But more importantly, he knows it. So there is no sense in me beating him upside the head.”
Curry and Jackson have spoken about the matter and Curry knows he must improve.
“He understands that he has to be better,” Jackson said. “He understands that if we are going to achieve our vision, he’s got to take care of the basketball.”
The Warriors will be in Philadelphia to take on the surprising 3-0 76ers at 7:00 pm EST Monday.