Golden State Warriors Hire Mark Jackson as New Head Coach

by Punter's Hero on June 14, 2011

in Latest News, NBA

With the NBA Finals still ongoing with the Dallas Mavericks and the Miami Heat battling it out for an NBA title, most teams in the league are enjoying the down time and taking vacations, but there are few teams that haven’t stopped working on improving their franchise like the Golden State Warriors.

The Houston Rockets and the Los Angeles Lakers took no time to name their new head coaches as former player Kevin McHale will take over for Rick Adelman in Houston and Mike Brown will replace Phil Jackson in the City of Angels, but the Golden State Warriors have been working overtime on a few things with a new head coach being one of their goals.

The first move the Warriors made in their offseason was to bring in Jerry West in an advisory role for the team. With West helping the team make moves, the Warriors already had a leg up, but they didn’t stop there as they are talking with both the Los Angeles Clippers and the Philadelphia 76ers about a potential trade to send leading scorer Monte Ellis elsewhere.

Along with the pending trade that would upgrade the team defensively, the Warriors also hired a new head coach of their own in former player Mark Jackson. Even though Jackson doesn’t have any coaching experience in the NBA, the Warriors feel like they had the right man calling the shots as he is a proven leader that might be able to motivate this team moving forward.

The playoffs might still be a few years away for the Golden State Warriors, but I do believe if they continue to try and upgrade the team via trade and through the draft, they will get there sooner rather than later.

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