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Report: Mark Jackson demoted Brian Scalabrine for arguing with Warriors assistant coach Pete Myers

Mar 27, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

Mark Jackson AP

Something is going wrong in Golden State. Well-functioning teams don’t demote assistant coaches at this point in the season.

What’s so strange about this Brian Scalabrine saga: The Warriors, by all other appearances, are having an excellent year.

Led by their stout defense, the 44-27 Warriors have their best winning percentage in 22 seasons. And they’ve done it in a historically strong Western Conference.

So, what happened with Scalabrine?

Jordan Ramirez of Warriors World:

Following the Warriors 99-90 loss to the San Antonio Spurs last Saturday, assistant coaches Brian Scalabrine and Pete Myers engaged in a heated verbal altercation, likely leading to the reassignment of Scalabrine, according to sources.

Myers has a longer track record in coaching, having spent nine years as a Bulls assistant and even served twice as their interim coach. This is Scalabrine’s first season as a coach.

Perhaps more importantly, Myers has a longer track record with Jackson. They were Knicks teammates for parts of two seasons, 1988-89 and 1989-90. Scalabrine was the client of Warriors general manger Bob Myers, who previously worked as an agent.

It’s not difficult to see, if this report is true, where allegiances would fall.

But it’s important to remember with this report, as well as the initial one, everyone involved has an agenda. Because nobody is willing to attach their name to their claims, it’s difficult for us to evaluate the credibility of these sources.

  1. truesportsjunkie - Mar 27, 2014 at 11:05 AM

    Scalabrine probably told Myers that if he was selected as Jordan’s replacement during MJ’s mid-90’s retirement period that the Bulls would have won 8 straight championships.

  2. nflcrimerankingscom - Mar 27, 2014 at 11:52 AM

    au revoir, Jackson

  3. brookwell2013 - Mar 27, 2014 at 12:27 PM

    Jackson is gone…….what a fraud…..yackety yak yak blah blah blah….

  4. calkinsrob - Mar 27, 2014 at 12:43 PM

    Jackson out Scalabrine in = Championship!

  5. genericcommenter - Mar 27, 2014 at 3:17 PM

    Pete Myers is also the legendary player who replaced Michael Jordan.

  6. dacapt704 - Mar 27, 2014 at 10:12 PM

    I don’t understand this big rush to push Jackson out? I guess they forgot what they were before he took over. Smh

  7. madashell2014 - Apr 30, 2014 at 2:33 PM

    Jackson is a joke of a coach. He needs to go back being that “fake” preacher.

  8. madashell2014 - Apr 30, 2014 at 2:37 PM

    Marc Jackson is a joke. He needs to go back to LA and be that “fake” preacher.

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