Mark Jackson fine with current Warriors contractPosted by Inside Hoops
Mark Jackson is the Zen Don Nelson — similar Warriors success, much less frantic financial agitation.
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.
“I’m a guy with great faith. I know it’ll work out. So I don’t get caught up in it. This isn’t standard ‘coach line.’ It’s the truth. It’ll work out. I do know that.”
The reality is that Jackson is signed through next season, and the Warriors have a team option for 2014-15.
Reported by Tim Kawakami of the San Jose Mercury News