OAKLAND (KRON) — Speculation surrounding the future of Golden State Warriors head coach Mark Jackson came to a shocking end Tuesday when the team announced that he was fired.
Social media reaction has been swift and harsh against the decision with many users pointing to Jackson’s back-to-back post season appearances during his three years as head coach.
“Wouldn’t want to be the next Warriors coach knowing you could make the playoffs in your first 2 years and then get fired,” Tweeted @boyceb07.
Conjecture among few Bay Area bloggers predicted today’s news following the team’s early exit in this year’s playoffs. Many are saying that current NBA analyst and 5-time NBA champion Steve Kerr could soon be named the team’s new coach.
“Two coaching names known to interest Golden State greatly, sources say, are Steve Kerr and Stan Van Gundy. I find it equally tough to picture Kerr turning Phil Jackson down now, as far as Kerr’s dalliance with the Knicks has gone, so look for the Warriors to explore the SVG option hard if (when?) Jackson’s reign is brought to an end,” said ESPN.com’s Mark Stein.
A move to the Bay Area for Kerr would pair the former perimeter sharpshooter with one the league’s best marksmen in Steph Curry and Klay Thompson.
It would keep Kerr close to his home in San Diego, and he’ll get to watch his daughter’s volleyball matches. Maddy Kerr, a freshman, is listed as a Defensive Specialist on Cal’s volleyball team.
Warriors GM Bob Myers said on Tuesday that there is no timeline to fill the position and have not identified a list of potential replacements.
So, we ask this question: Is Mark Jackson Firing a Good Move for Golden State Warriors?