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The time Bob Myers questioned Mark Jackson's decision: 'I was wrong'

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The time Bob Myers questioned Mark Jackson's decision: 'I was wrong'

Remember when Mark Jackson was the head coach of the Warriors?

During a recent conversation with ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, Warriors GM Bob Myers shared the following story:

"I made a mistake with Mark one time -- after a game we lost, I went up to him right after we lost and asked him -- I think Curry had been having a big game and he ran a play for Carl Landry to take a shot to win the game; and it was a good play and it was a good shot.

"And I went up to Mark and I went, 'Did you think about Curry?' And he looked at me, and you could tell he was kind of containing himself, and he said, 'It was a good play. It was a good play.' And I look at him and I thought, 'I will never do that again.' If I don't trust the decisions the coach makes, then he's not the right coach.

"The coach gets to decide, right? I learned that lesson with Mark that I was completely out of line in asking him. And I apologized, and I'll never forget that lesson that I learned for myself ... I was wrong. And I learned that. So you learn more from mistakes sometimes. I don't do the debriefing with my coach after the game. Win or lose."

The Warriors fired Jackson a couple days after dropping Game 7 to the Clippers in the opening round of the playoffs.

Myers was named NBA Executive of the Year in 2015 and 2017.

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller

Warriors GM Bob Myers has zero tolerance for two things

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Warriors GM Bob Myers has zero tolerance for two things

Warriors general manager Bob Myers traveled to the East Coast for the team's current road trip.

With Golden State playing in Brooklyn on Sunday, Myers joined "The Woj Pod" for a conversation with ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

One question from Woj: "What do you have no tolerance for? Is there something that you've just said, 'I will not allow that.'" 

Myers' response: "There's a couple things I don't like. I don't like arrogance and I don't like selfish -- people that think they're more than the whole team. One thing I've heard about San Antonio -- that I think is true -- they tell their players, or anybody that works there, that you have to get over yourself. And I think that's great. It's not about one person. And when it ever does become about one person, I think that everyone suffers.

"The team is the most important thing. You're a part of that -- whatever part you play in our team is to serve the team and the goals and to win. And when that happens, you'll get your own individual accolades, or whatever you're hoping to obtain. But when I see someone that tries to step outside of that a little bit and says, 'What about me?' Whether it's deflecting blame or having credit, I just don't like that.

"I just don't subscribe to one person doing anything by themselves. It's not true."

The Warriors' general manager must be referring to arrogance off the court, because Steve Kerr has repeatedly said that Steph Curry is "incredibly arrogant on the floor and humble off the court."

We deserve some clarification Mr. Myers... (kidding, of course).

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller

Report: Steve Kerr tabled contract extension talks until next summer

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Report: Steve Kerr tabled contract extension talks until next summer

Steve Kerr is under contract through the 2018-19 season.

During the offseason, the Warriors' head coach chose to table conversations about an extension until next summer to make sure everything checks out health-wise this season, according to The Athletic's Tim Kawakami.

“We just agreed we'd wait,” Kerr told The Athletic on Sunday night. “I've got two years left on my deal and wanted to make sure that everything went well this year health-wise. And I don't anticipate any issues going forward.

“I don't have any desire to be anywhere else. So I'm sure when we get down to it, we'll come to an agreement pretty quickly. 

"I'm a horrible negotiator. But I'm not going anywhere else. I have no desire to coach anywhere else. I love living here, I love the Warriors, I love working with Bob and Joe. Love the players. I'm not going anywhere.”

Kerr is in Year 4 of a 5-year, $25 million deal.

He is still dealing with complications from the back surgery he underwent over two years ago.

Kerr turned 52 years old in September.

“I would expect him to be our coach for a long time,” Joe Lacob told The Athletic. “We did try, but I think he basically just wanted to wait and see how his health was, that was the primary thing.

“We had a couple years to go so we understood that. He understood that. I suspect we'll probably not deal with it during the season and next summer we'll talk again.

“I would like to have him for a very long term. He's fantastic. We love him.”

On Sunday, Warriors GM Bob Myers discussed Kerr's health.

“I think he's doing better. I can't gauge where he is on a scale of 1 to 10, but I think it's better than it's been," Myers told The Athletic. "But it's a question you probably have to ask him.

"Seems to be doing OK. Maybe the management is better. But as far as I view him, he seems OK.”

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders and a Web Producer at NBC Sports Bay Area. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller