Mark Jackson has one year left on his contract with the Golden State Warriors. (Rocky Widner/National Basketball/Getty Images)
Golden State Warriors head coach Mark Jackson has forced the reassignment of assistant coach Brian Scalabrine, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports.
Scalabrine is in his first season as an assistant in the NBA after an 11-year career as a player and is popular with the Warriors front office, despite Jackson's decision to move him off of his coaching staff. Wojnarowski reports it is unlikely he will leave Golden State.
It is immediately unclear what kind of a role the Warriors will transition Scalabrine, but management has no intention of letting him leave the organization, sources said.
Jackson has previously had trouble with assistants during his tenure with the Warriors, butting heads with Michael Malone last year before Malone took the head coaching job with the Sacramento Kings in the offseason.
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The report also says that Jackson showed interest in other NBA coaching openings last summer.
Jackson has tried and failed to get involved with several head coaching openings over the past several months, including the Los Angeles Clippers and Brooklyn Nets, league sources said.