Lowell Cohn: Warriors fire another assistant coach

  • Golden State Warriors head coach Mark Jackson, right, and assistant coach Darren Erman share a lighthearted moment while playing against the Memphis Grizzlies during an NBA basketball game Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Lance Murphey)

Sort of a news flash. The Warriors fired assistant coach Darren Erman.

Less of a news flash. I don't know Darren Erman. Never spoke to him. Never been aware of him. Don't even remember seeing the guy.

Imagine my surprise on Saturday when I read the Warriors fired him.

Fired who?

But the "who" barely matters. It's the fact of the firing that boggles the mind. Now the Warriors have fired a second assistant coach less than two weeks after firing yet another assistant coach. The Warriors are on a roll.

First, it was Brian Scalabrine who was fired, except he wasn't technically fired. He got demoted to the Warriors' Development League team in Santa Cruz — a form of banishment — because head coach Mark Jackson doesn't like him or something along those lines. Bad look for the head coach.

Now, Erman is gone, not that I know Erman.

Why doesn't Cohn know Erman? Isn't it his job to know assistant coaches?

You bet it's my job. But Jackson doesn't make his assistants available to the media. Translated, that means we can't talk to them. Jackson won't allow it.


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