March 1, 2013
Most of the words that came out of Mark Jackson's mouth Friday night after the Golden State Warriors win against the San Antonio Spurs weren't new. After any given win this season the word "battle" has been a go-to staple in the "Action" Jackson school of basketball evaluation. It's something he's highlighted since arriving in Oakland last year, and he makes sure to keep bringing it up. For some, his lack of creative vocabulary has become a drain. Watching him speak, I understand why. There is little change game-to-game in the Warriors Head Coach. His demeanor is the same, his tone is the same, and for the most part, depending on the game's outcome, the words are the same. He's not the kind of guy that is going to keep your attention by being new and creative. But something I feel like I've grown to know about Jackson is that he can be counted on.
If the Warriors win, he can be counted on to talk about how hard the fought, how much they "battled," and how they play so hard to get the