While it’s tough to comment on speculation, there must be something said for the unceremonious departure from Golden State. Earlier in the season, Brian Scalabrine, one of Jackson’s assistant coaches, was demoted to the team’s D-League squad after he and Jackson had a falling out, to say the least. There’s also the story of another assistant coach, Darren Erman, being fired after secretly recording meetings and discussions between the coaches. A lot of this is hearsay and could be a situation where the front office is conducting shady business and is at fault more so than Jackson. Nevertheless, when there is tension and turmoil between a coaching staff, the head coach must assume the brunt of the blame.

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