Most were not that surprised when the Golden State Warriors fired head coach Mark Jackson.
Although Jackson has had two straight successful season with the Warriors, he did get along with a few of his assistant coaches over the last few years and had trouble with the Warriors’ front office. The Warriors then quickly jumped one of the most sought after targets, Steve Kerr.
The players, especially the team’s best player, guard Stephen Curry, were taken by surprise. Curry told The Associated Press that “it was a weird, expedited situation that we didn’t see coming.”
Curry, however, does see a commitment to winning within the franchise.
“One thing I can say about this organization, they want to win,” Curry said. “Each decision is geared toward winning. That’s something that flies well with a lot of players — that they’re going to try to put us in the best position to win. Obviously, I had a certain opinion of Coach Jackson that they made a decision otherwise, and I heard the reasons, but I won’t dwell on it. “As long as we’re focused on winning and taking advantage of the roster we have and the opportunity we have with this window to try to continue to get better, I’m just looking forward to next year and getting back to making that happen,” Curry said. “I haven’t lost faith in that at all. As much as I supported Coach Jackson and loved everything about playing for him, I think they’re about winning.”
Curry put up 24.0 points, 8.5 assists, 4.3 rebounds and 1.6 steals per game this season.