Is Golden State Warriors Front Office Setting Up Mark Jackson to Fail?

April 12th, 2014 by Zach Buckley Leave a reply »

Mark Jackson should be sitting on a block of ice, but it seems the Golden State Warriors front office turns up the heat of his coaching chair at every opportunity.

Jackson, whose current contract expires after the 2014-15 season, has helped the Warriors punch back-to-back playoff tickets for the first time since 1991-92. The team is one victory shy of its first 50-win season since 1993-94 and has three chances to hit that mark—or surpass it.

For a franchise that's had to endure empty decades, engineering this type of success is borderline statue-worthy. With this front office, though, the coach will be lucky to get a cookie at his exit interview.

"We have to win a championship," co-owner Joe Lacob said at a First Graduate fundraiser, via Diamond Leung of Bay Area News Group. "...We will be a failure if we do not win the championship."

Jackson might have overseen a water-to-wine transformation with this team, but the executives still want more. Like a-bottle-of-your-finest-please kind of more.

With $450 million invested in the franchise, the executive staff is certainly free to desire as it ple ...

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