Oakland, CA (Sports Network) - The Golden State Warriors picked up Mark
Jackson's option on Wednesday, keeping the head coach under contract through
the 2014-15 season.
In his second season at the helm, Jackson guided a young Warriors squad to a
47-35 record, a second place finish in the Pacific Division and the sixth seed
in the Western Conference Playoffs.
It was Golden State's first playoff berth in six seasons and fourth postseason
appearance in club history. Under Jackson's guidance, the team pulled a first
round upset by knocking out the third seeded Denver Nuggets. They then pushed
the eventual Western Conference champion San Antonio Spurs in the second round
before bowing out in six games.
Jackson went 23-43 during 2011-12, his first season as a coach, but the
Warriors posted the second-highest winning percentage improvement in the NBA
this past season.
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