Head Coach Mark Jackson Thinks “Energy and Effort” Will Heal Golden State Warriors Woes

By Dave Daniels
Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Golden State Warriors Head Coach Mark Jackson was frustrated with his team’s effort level in their loss to the Sacramento Kings.

“We talked about it: We are not good enough to show up and (expect to) win ballgames. That’s not who we are, and we will not be successful with that approach. . . . If we gave the same energy and effort that we did against the Lakers, we win this ballgame. We did not,” said Coach Jackson.

Isaiah Thomas hit a career-high seven 3-pointers and led the Kings to victory. This was the Kings only road win against a team with a winning record this year. They really don’t have much to play for at this point beyond pride.

David Lee led the Warriors with 20 points and 10 rebounds. Klay Thompson had a cold shooting night, but Jackson was happy with the shots he was taking

“One thing with Klay, he was holding his head down a little bit. He’s a shooter. Those are shots I’ll take and I don’t care what anybody says. That was not the reason we lost this game,” said Jackson.

Jackson is attempting to get his boys ready for the playoffs and preaching energy and effort is not a bad way to go. He has done a fantastic job this year, so we’ll just have to see how it ends.

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