7 May 2014

Warriors fire Mark Jackson

8:32 am on 7 May 2014

The Golden State Warriors have fired head coach Mark Jackson, three days after the team was knocked out of the NBA basketball playoffs.

A replacement has not been named but the Warriors have an attractive roster and the position will be an attractive one among the top coaching candidates seeking employment.

Jackson took over a Warriors team that went 36-46 in the 2010-11 campaign and, three seasons later, became the third head coach in franchise history to lead the team to at least 50 wins in a campaign.

The Warriors went 51-31 during the regular season, which left them sixth in the 15-team Western Conference, and went on to lose a decisive seventh game to the Los Angeles Clippers in the first round of the playoffs.

Jackson, who had a year left on his contract, went 121-109 in his three seasons, including two trips to the playoffs.