Golden State Warriors assistant coach Darren Erman smiles during the third quarter against the Sacramento Kings at Oracle Arena. The Warriors defeated the Kings 94-81. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Former Golden State Warriors assistant Darren Erman was fired for secret recordings


Less than a month ago, the Golden State Warriors fired highly regarded assistant coach Darren Erman for a reported “violation of company policy”, and now, there is a report circulating on the specifics of Erman’s dismissal from the organization.

Chris Broussard of ESPN.com brings the particulars on the situation:

Sources said Erman, who was coach Mark Jackson’s second assistant, would record coaches’ meetings, meetings between the coaches and players, and informal discussions among coaches that took place in the team’s coaches room — all without the participants’ knowledge.

“He was taping everything,” one source said. “Taping pregame speeches wouldn’t have been that bad, but he was taping guys just sitting around talking in the coaches’ office.”

Sometimes Erman would be present during the tapings. Other times, he would leave the room and leave his phone behind to record conversations the other coaches were having.

To be honest, this is a bit of a bombshell, but if the report is accurate in its nature, Erman’s dismissal goes from “controversial” to “correct”. Because Mark Jackson and his staff have had some well-documented run-ins, there was a cloud of suspicion over just how real the issues were with Erman, but this outlines a pretty clear case for his firing.

On the bright side for the young assistant, he has reportedly landed on his feet.

Clearly, his ability to coach basketball outweighs whatever negativity emanates from his ousting in Oakland.

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