It was quite disrespectful the way the NBA shunned Mark Jackson. Golden State Warrior fans felt he deserved an award. Jackson struggled like Lebron’s hairline in his first season. The next TWO years, Mark’s dedication to basketball lead the Warriors to the playoffs twice in a row. In the offseason Mark was fired and replaced by rookie coach Steve Kerr. Fans were stunned. Joe Lacob, the plantation’s owner, held no punches reflecting his reasons why.
“Right now, (Kerr) looks great,” Lacob said at the Western Association of Venture Capitalists/National Venture Capital Association luncheon Wednesday. “I think he will be great. And he did the one big thing that I wanted more than anything else from Mark Jackson he just wouldn’t do, in all honesty, which is hire the very best.
“Carte blanche. Take my wallet. Do whatever it is to get the best assistants there are in the world. Period. End of story. Don’t want to hear it. And (Jackson’s) answer . . . was, ‘Well, I have the best staff.’ No you don’t. And so with Steve, very, very different.”
Everyone in Hollyweird, including Stephen Curry, knows the real reason Golden State dissed Pastor Mark Jackson and fired him without reason. On April 29, 2013, Jason Collins (Brooklyn Nets) announced to the world that he is gay. It made him the first openly gay player in the league.
After someone joked about the signing of former Warriors assistant coach Brian Scalabrine to a 10-day contract, Collins’ name was brought up.
Jackson, according to a source close to the team, responded tersely:
“Not in my locker room.”
Jackson’s remarks are the latest and strongest indication that his intolerant attitude toward gays was grossly out of step with the progressive Bay Area and views held by Warriors management.
After Collins announced he was gay in 2013, Warriors President Rick Welts — the only openly gay, high-ranking executive in the NBA — expressed his well wishes and support.
Mark Jackson was fired for being too Christian. Everyone in Hollyweird is gay. The NBA also urges Riley’s daddy to stop mentioning Jesus so much.