When the Golden State Warriors fired Mark Jackson, a move that virtually no one but the front office in Oakland thought was a good idea, there was a big question about how star guard Stephen Curry would react to the move. Many believed that the firing would cause a rift to begin growing between the Dubs and their star but owner Joe Lacob said quite the opposite on Tuesday.
Speaking to Warriors beat writer Tim Kawakami, Lacob said that not only was Curry consulted before the decision was made but he supports the decision as well.
I think he trusts Bob Myers and the crew at basketball operations. And I think you can answer that question by just asking him. You’ve got to give him more than a day to probably reflect on it. But I think you’ll probably find that he is supportive.
Lacob wasn’t completely confident in saying Curry was onboard with the decision, as he told Kawakami to let Curry cry it out before probing for an emotional response. The Warriors need to keep their star player happy and firing a guy the Lacob admitted Curry loves dearly, doesn’t seem like a bright strategy no matter how you want to spin it.