Yahoo Sports reports that the Golden State Warriors' front office is meeting with coach Mark Jackson Tuesday and the expectation is that he will be fired.
Golden State owner and GM meeting with Mark Jackson now, and sources close to management and coaching staff believe Jackson will be fired.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) May 6, 2014
Also hearing that staffers throughout the building--business dept, etc--have been asked about Jackson and it's not going well for him.— Tim Kawakami (@timkawakami) May 6, 2014
Jackson has been at the center of rumors of conflict with the front office and ownership for months. Two of his assistant coaches, Brian Scalabrine and Darren Erman had been removed in the past two months. Scalabrine was reassigned after Jackson reportedly tried to fire him in front of Warriors players without clearing it with ownership, and Erman was caught recording conversations in what is reportedly an effort to illustrate the way Jackson and the rest of the staff were unermining his authority.
Jackson currently has a 121-109 record, 9-10 in playoff games and consecutive playoff appearances. The Warriors upset the Denver Nuggets in last year's first round, and loss to the Clippers in the first round in seven games this season, despite the loss of Andrew Bogut for the season due to injury.
Warriors owner Joe Lacob denied having made a decision about Jackson last week. Reports surfaced recently that Jackson had clashed with legend and front office member Jerry West over West's presence at practice.