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Warriors Fire Mark Jackson

Christian Petersen/Getty Images(OAKLAND, CA.) -- The Golden State Warriors fired head coach Mark Jackson on Tuesday.

Jackson led the team to a 51-31 record this year before they were eliminated in the first round in seven games by the Los Angeles Clippers.

"It’s never easy to make a decision of this nature," said General Manager Bob Myers.  "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.  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 went 121-109 in three seasons with Golden State.

"Mark Jackson has had a big impact on the improvement of our team and the success that we’ve had over the last couple of years," said Owner & CEO Joe Lacob.  "Nonetheless, we must make some difficult decisions in our day-to-day operations of the club and this would certainly qualify as one of those examples.  We wish Mark the best of luck in his future endeavors and thank him for his contributions over the last three years."

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