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Warriors' Jackson the anti-Nelson on new deal

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07:10 AM ET 06.19 | Mark Jackson brings a certain zen quality that Don Nelson lacked. So: Jackson is not going to scheme for a bigger, longer contract this summer after leading the Warriors to a surprise playoff run, though that's exactly what Nelson did after the franchise's previous postseason berth. If a new deal for Jackson comes before the season starts, then fine. If it doesn't (and Jackson said there have been no serious talks as of yet this offseason) ... well, Jackson might not be 100 percent thrilled with that, but he almost certainly won't stage a Nelson-style holdout. "I'm thrilled to have a job and to coach this group of guys -- and with great ownership, a great front office and fan base," Jackson said from Los Angeles in a phone interview Tuesday.

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June 19, 2013  09:19 AM ET

You Signed The Contract, Bro.

June 19, 2013  09:54 AM ET

They should try and get another Big as backup for Bogut, who surely won't play more than 35-40 games. Perhaps Bynum for cheap can be an option.

June 19, 2013  10:01 AM ET

Mama, there goes that man and he is one class act. I wish him nothing but the best.

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June 19, 2013  11:30 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Mama, there goes that man and he is one class act. I wish him nothing but the best.

Jackson, a minister, lacked class when he committed adultery. Preacher have a habit of living double lives.

 
June 19, 2013  09:45 PM ET

Contracts do not mean a thing. The Warriors could fire him tomorrow if they thought they had a better coach on the hook. If the Warriors fall back out of the playoffs next season he may wish he had pushed for a new deal. It is a pleasant surprise that he isn't doing just that. He would be a hot commodity on the open market. Glad to see that he is trying to honor his word/contract because most of his peers would have leveraged the success for more money. His agent is probably furious but if Jackson can repeat this seasons success he will be worth even more.

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