Originally posted by RishikeshA:
I have mixed feelings, he's never coached. If he was African-American with the same resume would he be even considered? Gentry, McMillan and several others are basketball men that ran teams and produced. Do you think the aforementioned coaches, if signed by the Warriors, would've received the same salary ?
This is along the lines of what I said earlier today...it's something that would've been there regardless, but magnified by the Sterling situation, it's not hard to imagine that some Warriors players might be upset that a coach they campaigned to keep--said they were playing for his job, said they wanted him to stay, a coach they respected and loved, a coach that helped turn the franchise around, a coach that WON, and a coach who is black--was fired by the white owner who then backed up the money truck for the white TV analyst with zero coaching experience.
As I said, the team leaders are pros, they're going to adapt to whoever is there, but to some of those guys I bet it's just a bad look. They just better win, because if they revert to losing ways then with this already being an issue that's getting some discussion, it will get a lot worse.