According to Yahoo! NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski, the Golden State Warriors fired head coach Mark Jackson after a meeting early Tuesday afternoon:
Golden State has fired coach Mark Jackson, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) May 6, 2014
According to Bay Area sports columnist Tim Kawakami, an argument with Warriors assistant GM Kirk Lacob (son of owner Joe Lacob) may have escalated tensions between Jackson and Warriors management:
One major flash point, according to a source: Mark Jackson and asst-GM Kirk Lacob have zero relationship since a blow-up recently.
— Tim Kawakami (@timkawakami) May 6, 2014
Golden State plans to pursue several candidates to fill their coaching vacancy. Jackson leaves Golden State with a 121-109 overall record, and two consecutive playoff appearances in the last two years. Despite a positive relationship with his players, Jackson never saw eye-to-eye with Warriors management and clashed with multiple assistants.
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