Apr 24, 2014; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors head coach Mark Jackson on the sideline during the second quarter of game three of the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs against the Los Angeles Clippers at Oracle Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Playoffs 2014: Mark Jackson would boycott game 5


In the wake of the controversy surrounding Los Angeles Clippers’ Donald Sterling, Clippers’ head coach Doc Rivers told reporters he wasn’t sure he would return next season.

The head coach of the team Rivers’ Clippers squad are squaring off with, Mark Jackson of the Golden State Warriors, said he would not accept a job with the Clippers.

According to Ethan Strauss of ESPN.com, Jackson also thinks fans should boycott game 5 in the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

“If it was me, I wouldn’t come to the game,” Jackson said Monday. “I believe as fans, the loudest statement they could make as far as fans is to not show up to the game.”

Jackson was quick to point out that his advice doesn’t apply just to Clippers supporters but to Warriors fans as well.

“As an African-American man that’s a fan of the game of basketball and knows its history and knows what’s right and what’s wrong, I would not come to the game tomorrow, whether I was a Clipper fan or a Warrior fan,” he said.

Game 5 is Tuesday night at 10:30 pm EST and is on TNT.

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