OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Mark Jackson is not making any playoff promises for the Golden State Warriors this season.
Maybe it’s a lesson learned for the talented point guard and boisterous broadcaster turned NBA head coach. Or maybe he’s just tempering expectations entering his second season considering there actually are expectations with a reshaped roster built around center Andrew Bogut and point guard Stephen Curry.
With training camp beginning next week, Jackson made it clear Wednesday that not making the postseason would be a major disappointment. He also recognizes the season outlook — and his own future — hinges largely on the surgically repaired ankles of Bogut and Curry.
Asked how confident he is both can return to form and stay healthy, Jackson quipped: “I hope so. My family certainly hopes so.”