Warriors fire assistant coach Darren Erman
For the second time in less than two weeks, Golden State has relieved an assistant coach of his duties. On Saturday, it was Darren Erman, according to Monte Poole of CSNBayArea.com.
At the end of March, it was Brian Scalabrine, who had a forced reassignment to the team's NBA D-League affiliate in Santa Cruz.
Erman was fired because of "a violation of company policy," according to general manager Bob Myers, who was "visibly shaken" when discussing the move, according to Poole.
"This is the type of decision that would be made across the board and irrespective of position within the organization," Myers said in a statement discussing the matter. "Obviously, the timing is unfortunate, but we hold all of our employees, whether in basketball operations or other aspects of the business, accountable for their actions and to the same standard."
Erman was one of head coach Mark Jackson's chief strategists. The move is reportedly unrelated to the Scalabrine decision.
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