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Warriors coach has high expectations, not promises

  • In this March 17, 2012, file photo, Golden State Warriors coach Mark Jackson questions a call by the officials during an NBA basketball game in Salt Lake City. Jackson is not making any playoff promises for the Warriors this season. Maybe itís a lesson learned for the poetic point guard and boisterous broadcaster turned NBA coach. Or maybe heís just tempering expectations entering his second season considering, well, there actually are expectations with a reshaped roster built around center Andrew Bogut and point guard Stephen Curry. (AP Photo/Steve C. Wilson)

OAKLAND — Mark Jackson isn't making any playoff promises for the Golden State Warriors this season.

Maybe it's a lesson learned for the point guard, preacher and boisterous broadcaster turned NBA head coach. Or maybe he's tempering expectations entering his second season considering, well, there actually are expectations with a reshaped roster built around rehabilitating center Andrew Bogut and point guard Stephen Curry.

"I'm not going to say it," Jackson said Wednesday. "Not because I don't believe it. But ultimately it comes to a point where, enough of the talking, go out and do it."

That time is almost here.

With training camp beginning next week, Jackson still made it clear that not making the postseason would be a major disappointment. He also recognizes the season outlook — and perhaps his own future — hinges largely on the surgically repaired ankles of Bogut and Curry, who have had repeated problems staying on the court throughout their young careers.


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