For the second consecutive season, Golden State Warriors’ head coach Mark Jackson clashed with a popular assistant coach.
Last year, it was current Sacramento Kings’ head coach Michael Malone he did not get along with.
This year, it is Brian Scalabrine, an NBA fan favorite, who Jackson has now had reassigned.
Although the Warriors are going to make the playoffs for the second straight year and upset the Denver Nuggets in the first round last year, there has been no talk about extending Jackson, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo.
Jackson, in his third year at the helm of the Warriors, has one year left on his contract, but has come under increased scrutiny within the organization for how he has run the team and worked on the job. There have been no conversations about an extension for Jackson – nor are they expected to take place, sources said. Jackson has tried and failed to get involved with several head coaching openings over the past several months, including the Los Angeles Clippers and Brooklyn Nets, league sources said.
Jackson is now 114-105 with the Warriors.