Mark Jackson has done pretty good as being head coach of the Golden State Warriors, but it looks as if he may be on the hot seat.

The Warriors recently fired assistant Darren Erman and Brian Scalabrine was also demoted after clashing with Jackson over basketball matters.

However, despite those two issues, that isn't the reason why Jackson would be on the hot seat with Golden State, sources say.

"To be clear, there is no correlation between the sudden absence of two coaches," wrote Bruce Jenkins of SFGate.com. "Scalabrine clashed with Jackson on basketball matters, and according to multiple sources, Erman was dispatched for an egregious violation that would have found him canned by any corporation. The Warriors emphasized that he ran afoul of 'company' policy, not the team's, so this appears to be entirely out of Jackson's hands."

The real reason, according to Jenkins, may just be the way Jackson coaches and his philosophy in addition to the poor choices in his decisions when it comes to picking his assistant coaches.

"This is [Lacob's] show, and all reports suggest he's losing his patience with Jackson: over embarrassing home losses, over strategical decisions, over the fact that when it comes to assistant coaches, he does not choose well," Jenkins added. "Lacob also likes to reach his lofty goals in a hurry, and should the Warriors lose in the first round -- even to a clearly superior team -- that would represent a letdown from last year's second-round appearance."

And the Warriors aren't entirely safe when it comes to making the postseason. They currently have the sixth seed in the Western Conference under their 47-29 record.

However, they're only a game ahead of the Dallas Mavericks and two above the Phoenix Suns and Memphis Grizzlies. Any loss can make or break this team from falling to an eighth seed, or worse ... out of playoff contention entirely.


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