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Warriors fire assistant coach Darren Erman (that’s two assistants gone in two weeks)

Apr 5, 2014, 3:32 PM EDT

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A couple weeks back Warriors coach Mark Jackson had assistant coach Brian Scalabrine demoted in the organization, off his bench and to the Warriors’ D-League team in Santa Cruz.

Now another assistant coach — one with a lot of backers around the league who see him as an up and comer — has been let go by the Warriors.

Darren Erman was let go, but the Warriors say this is unrelated to basketball or Scalabrine, reports Monte Poole of

It is unclear at this time what the violation was.

Erman Had worked for four years in Boston before moving to the Warriors, and he is considered a Tom Thibodeau disciple. He was part of the reason Golden State’s defense is currently fourth in the NBA this season in fewest points allowed per possession. He coached the Warriors’ Summer League team. Erman is very well respected around the league.

Whatever the reasoning this is a couple of unsettling moves to the staff of a team about to enter the playoffs. Head coach Mark Jackson is already considered on shaky ground with the Warriors aggressive, win-now management team. This turmoil is not helping Jackson’s cause.

  1. jhb64 - Apr 5, 2014 at 3:47 PM

    Go Knicks

  2. chicagosports2014 - Apr 5, 2014 at 4:05 PM


  3. provguard - Apr 5, 2014 at 4:43 PM

    It seems to me that the coach is getting rid of them… Who are their coaches now… Is DeGregoria next?

  4. provguard - Apr 5, 2014 at 4:43 PM

    It seems to me that the coach is getting rid of them??? Who are their coaches now??? Is DeGregoria next??? Strange team…

  5. kplaya - Apr 5, 2014 at 4:57 PM

    Last time I checked they were in top 4 of western conference. Mark Jackson shouldn’t be on the chopping block

    • denverhoopdreams - Apr 5, 2014 at 5:28 PM

      What kind of drugs are you smoking?

      They’re the 6th seed…..

    • ejiggle - Apr 5, 2014 at 6:26 PM

      If by “top four seed” you mean “two games away from missing the playoffs” then you’d be right on the money!

      • sportsfan18 - Apr 5, 2014 at 8:15 PM

        currently only 2 games ahead of the 8th place Suns and two games ahead of the 9th seed Grizzlies.

        The Warriors will most likely make the playoffs, but it isn’t guaranteed… as with 6 games left, a swoon would leave them on the outside looking in…

        But again, I’m pretty sure they’ll make the playoffs. They better hold onto the 6th seed though as the Spurs and Thunder will take out the 7th and 8th seeds easily…

    • bigtymeusa - Apr 6, 2014 at 12:55 PM

      There can ONLY be TWO reasons why there are 19 ‘thumbs down’ on Kplaya’s comment:
      1. You have NO ideal what a very good coach and BETTER communicator and father figure Mjax is for this CHILDREN…yes CHILDREN, they are NOT men yet…..and
      2. You’re RACIST SCUM and will BURN IN SHE’OL bc you were IGNORANTLY BIASED over something that is 2 meters thick…or thin, depending on how you want to look at it; SKIN!


  6. ocgunslinger - Apr 5, 2014 at 6:12 PM

    You can always replace a problem coach. Bigger problem with the ownership though.

  7. eugenesaxe1 - Apr 5, 2014 at 10:32 PM

    So they demote one guy that everyone but the HC loves. Then they fire a guy who’s built a top-flight D. Doesn’t sound like Jackson has anything to worry about.

  8. cameltoehoe - Apr 5, 2014 at 10:33 PM

    Betcha he was the leak to Wojnarowski. Ewwwww nobody likes a snitch, but the PoPo & the Media.

  9. lenbias34pt - Apr 6, 2014 at 8:24 AM

    Sounds like a legal issue for Erman…….
    And Terrible timing for Jackson……

    It’s all for nothing in the end, the Warriors best players don’t take enough pride in D, leaving this team a safe distance from being a team that can win more than a playoff game or 2.

  10. trickybastard - Apr 6, 2014 at 11:37 PM


    You need not call anyone ignorant when you can’t spell, spell check, and uses ridiculous run-on sentences.

    Stop using caps idiot.

    Try proofreading and thinking out coherent sentences before you write some drivel nobody can understand.

    For instance, are you saying Mark Jackson is a father figure? The same guy that got caught cheating on his wife while praising God in every interview?

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