News of Coach’s Secret Recording Spotlights Warriors’ Off-Court Turmoil

April 29th, 2014 by Ric Bucher Leave a reply »

Who could have ever dreamed that the turmoil surrounding the Los Angeles Clippers and the future of their owner, Donald Sterling, would be resolved more quickly than that involving the Golden State Warriors and the future of their head coach, Mark Jackson?

Yet that's exactly where the two teams stood Tuesday. While NBA Commissioner Adam Silver announced a lifetime ban of Sterling from any and all NBA activities after the release of secret recordings, it is far less clear where Jackson and the Warriors stand after secret recordings by an ex-assistant coach.

ESPN The Magazine's Chris Broussard reported several hours before Silver's announcement that assistant coach Darren Erman was fired earlier in the month because he had been secretly tape-recording various behind-the-scenes meetings and discussions, with one source claiming that Erman admitted to have been doing so for weeks.

Erman, team and league sources told Bleacher Report, was indeed fired as a result of his phone being discovered in record mode in the coaches' office at Oracle Arena with two hours of tape-recorded time on it. All this occurred shortly befo ...

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