Curry issues statement following Jackson's firing

Curry issues statement following Jackson's firing
May 6, 2014, 5:15 pm
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The 2014-15 season will be Stephen Curry's sixth in the NBA, and he will be playing for his fourth head coach. (USATI)

Following the Warriors' Game 7 loss to the Clippers, Stephen Curry let it be known that he wanted Mark Jackson to be the team's coach for the 2014-15 season.

"I'm ready to come to training camp next year with coach Jackson at the helm," Curry said.

Asked if he thought the team had played their final game under Jackson, Curry had a quick response.

"I don't think we have," he said. "I don't think most of the guys in the locker room do, as well. I'll just leave it at that."

Well, it turned out they had.

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Jackson was fired on Tuesday afternoon, leading to the following statement from Curry Tuesday evening:

“Over the last three years, Coach Jackson has challenged me as a player and person.  His experience and guidance has helped each of us grow in this league.  

Can't thank him enough for all he did for me. I wish him all the best as he transitions to the next chapter.”