Warriors' Jackson to visit 49ers


Warriors' Jackson to visit 49ers

Warriors coach Mark Jackson will visit 49ers headquarters in Santa Clara Wednesday, taking a look at how Jim Harbaugh runs a practice. Jackson, whom the Warriors hired in June, is going as a guest of the team.

Jackson posted the following on his Twitter account @JacksonMark13 on Tuesday:

Looking forward to taking my staff to 49er's practice 2morrow. Coach Harbaugh has done a Great job.

He also indicated with a tweet that he might be in Alameda with the Raiders.

Working on Thursday to see the Raiders and Coach Jackson. Another Great job done!
There are some similarities between Harbaugh and Jackson and their respective situations. Both are first-year coaches, both played professionally and both have dealt with a lockout in their rookie seasons.One difference, however, is that Jackson hasnt coached at any level, but Harbaugh has coached at San Diego, Stanford and now the 49ers.Jackson is expected to be made available to the media after the practice. It will be the first time since July 1 -- when the NBA lockout first started -- that Jackson will be able to address personnel issues.Jackson will not be able to comment -- according to Warriors PR -- about any aspect of the current collective bargaining agreement, still being finalized. In other words, Jackson wont be talking about which player if any the Warriors will amnesty.Still, theres a lot to ask Jackson, and as long as were talking about it what would you ask Mark Jackson? Do you want to know how hell use Stephen Curry? What his plans are for Monta Ellis? Whether or not he really believes the Warriors have the ability to be a good defensive team?Fire some questions below in the comments section, and well see if we can eventually throw them at Jackson. If not today, certainly down the road a little bit.

Draymond's strong reaction to his first technical foul of the season

Draymond's strong reaction to his first technical foul of the season

The Warriors trailed the Spurs 64-46 at the half on Tuesday night.

Draymond Green's breakaway dunk with 8:58 remaining in the third quarter pulled the Warriors to within 10 points.

But after yelling in the direction of LaMarcus Aldridge, Draymond was assessed a technical foul.

"Next time I dunk, I'm gonna yell again," Draymond declared after the loss. "I mean, it's kind of universal. I'm gonna continue to be me, and whatever happens, happens."

Kawhi Leonard made the ensuing free throw and the Spurs went on a subsequent 15-6 run to take a 20-point lead.

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Draymond racked up 13 technical fouls last regular season -- the third most in the NBA.

Per NBA rules, a player receives a one-game suspension on his 16th technical.

Green was suspended for Game 5 of last year's NBA Finals after picking up his fourth flagrant foul point of the playoffs.

This offseason, Steve Kerr talked about Draymond keeping his edge without crossing over the line. 

"It's not really a focus of mine not being me," Draymond added. "I know how to be me way better than I know how to be anyone else. So I'll just continue to try and work on being me, which really don't take much work."

Antawn Jamison: Warriors really miss Andrew Bogut

Antawn Jamison: Warriors really miss Andrew Bogut

The Warriors were crushed by the Spurs on Tuesday night, 129-100.

According to former Warriors forward Antawn Jamison, the loss highlighted the void left behind with Andrew Bogut's departure. 

"They were such in a comfort zone when they had Bogut and they knew that he would pick up some of the deficiencies if guys got blown by -- he was always the rim protector," Jamison explained on KNBR 1050. "Anderson Varejao and Zaza (Pachulia) are great defenders but as far as protecting that rim, they are not Bogut.

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"And I think now they are kind of realizing how much they miss his dynamic as far as controlling that paint and being satisfied with just 'that's my job -- is to make sure I make it difficult for guys in the paint' ... it's the first game of the season, there's no need to push the panic button."

Back in early September, Steve Kerr shared his one concern for the upcoming season:

“The thing that’s different will be a lack of rim protection,” Kerr told CSNBayArea.com. “We had great rim protection from Bogut and Ezeli, and both those guys are gone. Zaza’s a very good defender, but he’s more of a positional guy than a shot blocker.

“So there’s definitely adjustments we’ll have to make, even schematically. We’ll have some growing pains, especially on defense, as we try to make sure we get everything right and comfortable.”

Pachulia registered just two points and three rebounds in 20 minutes, and turned the ball over three times.

Andre Iguodala scored just two points in 27 minutes off the bench. He committed three fouls and was a -28 for the game.

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Ian Clark missed all four of his 3-point attempts and was a team-worst -29, while Shaun Livingston was a -15.

"The Warriors' bench to me is going to be the biggest key this year because other than that Big Four offensively, nobody was bringing firepower off the bench," Jamison declared. "We know what Livingston and Iguodala can bring to the table, but somebody else off that bench really has to come in and step up and pick up the slack as well.

"I'm not worried at all. It just put in perspective that they really miss Bogut, and the bench needs to step up."

Could JaVale McGee ultimately be the answer at center?

"If he's able to focus and realize that he can contribute so much to this team with his length and his athletic ability, if he can be one of those guys that come off that bench and control that paint, I can see him eventually becoming a starter or getting starter minutes," Jamison answered.