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Old 04-02-2012, 12:18 AM   #1
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Default Difficult season for Warriors, as April begins

San Jose Mercury News:

Golden State opened April, the final month of the regular season, in a familiar position sparking a pseudo-annual debate. With the playoffs out of the question and draft positioning at stake, should the Warriors embrace losing for a better draft pick? That question looms especially in Warriors land since Golden State needs to land one of the top even picks in order to keep its 2012 first-round selection.
Many fans have been vocal about their thoughts as "tank" has become the mantra of many on social media and on the blogosphere. Many fans even cheer for opposing teams at Oracle Arena.
"I understand it as a fan," Warriors coach Mark Jackson said. "I grew up in New York City and I was a fan, obviously, of the New York teams. And I'm still
a sports fan. So I get that mindset as a fan. But as a fan, I wouldn't want my team, the people that's in the battle, to have that mindset. But I totally understand it."
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