Since the dawn of time, NBA superstars have played a major role in whether or not coaches stick around or get fired.
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry wants that right.
With all of the drama in Golden State surrounding current head coach Mark Jackson, Curry wants to be involved in any decisions regarding Jackson.
Curry spoke up on behalf of Jackson today, telling reporters including Marcus Thompson of Bay Area News Group, “I love coach and everything he’s about.” Curry also said he wanted management to consult with him before deciding what to do with Jackson in the future.
Some players have told Thompson that they were dismayed over Jackson’s treatment by management, and think he should be supported considering the team’s success over the last two years.
For what it is worth, Jackson denied Tuesday’s report of conflict between him, management and his assistant coaches. However sources tell Rusty Simmons of the San Francisco Chronicle that Jackson is “very insecure” about his assistants receiving credit.
On the surface of things it looks like Jackson has the support of all his players, which is a rarity in the NBA as most superstars are coach killers.
Curry, who has only been in the league for five years now is the face of the Warriors franchise, wants treatment from management usually reserved for guys that have been in the league for a lot longer time. But given what he has meant to the resurgence of the Warriors, it is something he likely deserves.