After losing in the first round of the NBA playoffs to the Los Angeles Clippers in seven games, the Golden State Warriors made the decision to fire head coach Mark Jackson.
Jackson, a former NBA Point Guard, led the Warriors to the playoffs twice in his three years with Golden State. In 2013-14, the Warriors posted their first 50-win season since 1993-94.
The decision to fire Jackson came as a shock to the NBA community, as the organization was proving itself to be a young contender. As head coach, Jackson had received his fair share of criticism due to a lack of an offensive game plan at times.
Shortly after firing Jackson, the Golden State Warriors elected to hire NBA analyst Steve Kerr as their new head coach. Kerr, a former NBA Point Guard, won five championships in his career and served as the Phoenix Suns’ General Manager from 2007-10.
Kerr was recently considered a candidate to become the New York Knicks’ head coach, due to his ties to Knicks president Phil Jackson.