Warriors’ head coach Mark Jackson has done a remarkable job of uprooting Golden State from the bottom of the NBA standings and into the Western Conference playoff picture since taking the position last season.
After getting off to one of the hottest starts in the NBA, Golden State has settled in at 33-24, holding on to a two-game lead for the 6th seed in the West. That’s nice, but the 6th seed used to be the 5th, and the 5th used to be the 4th.
Jackson is know to be a serious guy, and has done an admirable job in making the Warriors more than just an offensive juggernaut, but the team has seemed to have lost its focus recently.
Maybe that’s why?
The Warriors are 3-7 in their last 10 games and are struggling to find their identity as one the most dangerous teams in the league. Despite their blistering hot start, their is no margin for error in a Western Conference packed with hungry teams beginning to make their playoff push.
As lovely as Jackson’s wife may be, she should not be the one diagramming plays for a struggling team desperate for a playoff berth.
The Warriors were beat down in Indiana last night 108-97 — figuratively, and literally — and will be without their All-Star forward, David Lee, tonight against the Knicks — also a team looking to find it’s early season form — who has been suspended for one game because of the incident last night with Roy Hibbert.