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Mark Jackson tells Dan Patrick if not fired he might have resigned (VIDEO)

May 7, 2014, 2:50 PM EDT

We’ve mentioned this about Mark Jackson getting fired as coach of the Golden State Warriors a few times, but it bears repeating — this was more of a mutual decision than many realize.

To the point that Jackson considered resigning if he had not been fired, he told Dan Patrick.

I’m not sure I buy that — I don’t think Jackson was going to walk away from $2.75 million. But that he was frustrated and okay with being let go is a better way to phrase it.

Jackson had created a “our locker room against the world” mentality that the players ate up. However that outside world included the front office and ownership, and that created a divisive situation, one that was abrasive to both sides. There was simply a huge cultural divide, very different perspectives and personalities between the coach and the owner, and that just could not be sustained.

Tim Kawakami from the San Jose Mercury News also joined Dan Patrick to talk about the situation.

  1. csbanter - May 7, 2014 at 2:56 PM

    Jackson was not going to resign. He’s not handling this well, most coaches don’t go on talk shows while things are still smoldering. The Warriors wanted to go in a different direction and that’s what happened. Mark Jackson should accept that being fired, like being traded is part of the business.

  2. abchome - May 7, 2014 at 3:06 PM

    You solve it, you solve it, you solve it… You deserve it, you deserve it, you deserve it…

  3. Dogsweat - May 7, 2014 at 3:18 PM

    Adios Preacher homophobe!

    • therealhtj - May 7, 2014 at 3:51 PM

      Don’t forget stripper nailin’ hypocrite.

  4. spursareold - May 7, 2014 at 3:22 PM

    I can’t remember the attribution for this quote, but here it goes:

    “There are two kinds of coaches: those that have been fired, and those are going to be.”

  5. phillyguyindc - May 7, 2014 at 3:52 PM

    Sure you were dude, sure you were. This is akin to trying to safe face after a breakup.

  6. unxpexted1 - May 7, 2014 at 4:30 PM

    Did he ever really say he was gonna resign. He was just asked if he would and said that they both felt the same way going into the meeting.

  7. eugenesaxe1 - May 7, 2014 at 7:08 PM

    Yeah, not gonna buy that load.

  8. urodaddy07 - May 8, 2014 at 4:36 PM

    In his defence, he said he might have. Really reflecting a state of mind rather than a definite plan of action

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