After taking down the Denver Nuggets in the first round of the playoffs in 2013, the Golden State Warriors’ entered the 2013-14 season with sky-high expectations, especially after adding swingman Andre Iguodala.
However, Iguodala is hurt the Warriors are off to a disappointing 13-12 start.
Their head coach, Mark Jackson, is very disappointed.
“We are not playing 48 minutes with a sense of urgency,” Jackson told Monte Pool of CSN Bay Area. “That’s the disappointing part. Right now, I would say it’s not a slow start. We’re not playing with a sense of urgency.”
The Warriors were defeated 106-102 by the Phoenix Suns on Sunday night. It was their third loss in four games and Jackson thinks the Warriors’ problem is effort.
“We came in talking about being the hardest-working team because (Phoenix) plays extremely hard and they’re talented,” Jackson explained. “And we did not do that. I’m disappointed and we’ve got to find answers, individually and collectively.”
Getting Iguodala back will obviously be a lift.
“I’m finding that the guys in suits and ties want it more than the guys in the uniforms,” Jackson added.