Last night many media outlets picked up on a quote by Mark Jackson during his broadcast covering the Warriors. For the most part, the quote was a little shocking, claiming that Stephen Curry is “hurting the game” of basketball.
He claims in his tweet that the media is getting the quotes wrong. (And if you listen to him during the broadcast, he really sounded like a salty man who is still bitter over the Warriors letting him go.)
But all I have read on his quote covered the entire statement he made. The media did no misquote him. He just doesn’t realize that he is wrong.
Mark Jackson has been publicly supporting his wife’s music career since leaving the Warriors. Desiree Coleman Jackson has sung at Warriors games before and she’s talented. She recently dropped a new single and Mark wanted to thank those who bought it.
He wanted to personally thank the people and in doing so, asked them to post their phone numbers publicly on Twitter.
The Warriors took the Clippers to the limit under Mark Jackson.
I don’t know the ins and outs of why the coaching staff was going through changes this year. But from what I have seen from the outside, Mark Jackson is a good coach and deserves to remain as the Warriors’ coach.
There were rumors about his departure at season’s end and I wasn’t sure where that came from. If it’s internal, then I can’t really have much say with that. But if it’s purely on production, the team would be crazy to let him go. Players have voiced their support for him and I hope the team keeps him.
It’s halftime right now between the Warriors and Lakers game and head coach Mark Jackson sent out this tweet.
Using his iPhone, Jackson tweeted out this message of inspiration (maybe). I am not sure if this was a scheduled tweet or an accidental tweet. Maybe someone is tweeting on his account. Apparently it’s happened before.
Either way, fans are reacting to it.
We all know that Mark Jackson is a preacher and he knows what kind of influence he has on many people. So it comes to no surprise that his biggest outlook as a head coach is not what happens on the court, but what happens with the men he works with.
Great coaches in our generation and those of years past can be attributed to their success on court, but so many of them have also been great mentors off court. That’s what Jackson is all about.
There’s a greater value in positively impacting the lives of men than just winning basketball games. This reply tweet reminds us that basketball is important, but as coach knows, he isn’t just a coach to them. There’s a bigger responsibility.