A replacement has not been named but the Warriors have an
attractive roster and the position will be an attractive one
among the top coaching candidates seeking employment.
"Mark has accomplished many good things during his three years
with the organization, including his role in helping elevate
this team into a better position than it was when he arrived
nearly 36 months ago," Warriors General Manager Bob Myers said
in a statement.
"We're appreciative of his dedication and commitment since his
arrival and are extremely grateful for his contributions.
However, as an organization, we simply feel it's best to move in
a different direction at this time."
Jackson, 49, took over a Warriors team that went 36-46 in the
2010-11 campaign and, three seasons later, became the third head
coach in franchise history to lead the team to at least 50 wins
in a campaign.
The Warriors went 51-31 during the regular season, which left
them sixth in the 15-team Western Conference, and went on to
lose a decisive seventh game to the Los Angeles Clippers in the
first round of the playoffs.
Jackson, who had a year left on his contract, went 121-109 in
his three seasons, including two trips to the playoffs.
(Reporting by Frank Pingue in Toronto; Editing by Julian Linden)
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