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Lowell Cohn: Mark Jackson's hot seat getting hotter

  • Warriors head coach Mark Jackson grabs a ball as it goes out of bounds during Wednesday's game against the Heat in Oakland. (CHRISTOPHER CHUNG / The Press Democrat)

OAKLAND - The Warriors lost to the Miami Heat on Wednesday night 111-110. The loss was too bad for Warriors coach Mark Jackson, who's on the hot seat. Well, if it's not the actual hot seat, it's a warm seat that's getting hot real fast.

Just the other day, Warriors owner Joe Lacob gave an interview to the San Jose Merc that wasn't at all complimentary toward Jackson. Forget the impropriety of the owner throwing his coach under the bus, especially a winning coach. Owners usually keep their thoughts about the coach to themselves. And by the way, the general manager — Bob Myers — is supposed to speak for the organization, and now Lacob has elbowed Myers out of the way. But, OK, let's overlook Lacob's improprieties. It's delicious for fans and media to have an owner who can't shut up.

According to Lacob, the Warriors should be a top-four team in the NBA's Western Conference, and they're not even close. According to Lacob, his team has not shown progress from last season. “We have not played as well as we need to play,” he said.

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“The team wasn't ready” for certain games.

“We've squandered some home games.”

“I certainly expect us to be better than last year. We're roughly the same.”

Lacob was directing this stuff at Jackson. Lacob refused to give Jackson a vote of confidence, said he will reevaluate the coach after this season. That's why Jackson has ants in his pants these days. That's why Jackson lashed out at the media after he (Jackson) threw Andrew Bogut under yet another bus, saying Bogut hurt himself sleeping.

There's a lot of bus throwing on the Warriors.

In the pregame news conference, someone pointed out Lacob had used charged words about the Warriors like “disappointing,” “disturbing,” a “concern.”

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