Warriors' Jackson denies wanting out

Warriors' Jackson denies wanting out
March 26, 2014, 5:00 pm
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None of it was true. I'm not going to go any further. This is my job and I'm thrilled to death to be the head coach of the Golden State Warriors.
Mark Jackson

OAKLAND – Warriors coach Mark Jackson on Wednesday strongly denied reports that he showed interest in other coaching jobs around the league in recent months.

"Not true," he said after practice.

Jackson, who has so far worked through differences with management and ownership, claimed this was among numerous inaccuracies contained within a story by Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports on Tuesday.

[RELATED: Report: Jackson forces reassignment of assistant Scalabrine]

The report cited not only that Jackson was looking to leave the Warriors for another job, specifically with the Clippers or the Nets, but that he also went weeks without talking to former assistant Michael Malone, who has issue a denial of his own.

"I'm not going to comment on everything," Jackson said. "First of all, Mike Malone commented and said that his part was a lie. So there you have that. Second of all, it’s poor reporting by Wojnarowski if you decided and knew this to hold on to it until (Tuesday). That's blockbuster stuff.

"So, not true. None of it was true. I'm not going to go any further. This is my job and I'm thrilled to death to be the head coach of the Golden State Warriors."

Jackson, in his third season with the Warriors, is signed through the 2014-15 season. Ownership last summer picked up a one-year option on his original deal.

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