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Earlier this week Golden State Warriors head coach Mark Jackson made the decision to "reassign" assistant Brian Scalabrine (similar to what Jason Kidd did to Lawrence Frank at the beginning of the season in Brooklyn).  On Thursday Celtics GM Danny Ainge shared his thoughts on the situation during an interview with 98.5 The Sports Hub's Toucher and Rich:

“I think that Brian takes responsiblity for it, and at the same time I think it’s a learning process for Brian. Brian is a good guy, and Brian is a smart basketball guy. He has his philosophies and he’s a player that jumped right into coaching. He was a very vocal player, very opinionated in the locker room. He was always able to say exactly what he wanted to say and he probably went and was that way in coaching. 
“Sometimes when you’re a coach and you’re part of the staff you have to know when to say things and when not to say things. I think it’s probably a good learning experience for Scal. A head coach needs one hundred percent support and he needs everybody to have his back. It’s really important to have that loyalty and support from everyone.”

Since things don't appear to be working out so well with the Warriors at the moment, could we see Scalabrine return to Boston?  Said Ainge:

“I would consider Scal if we had openings for a lot of positions in our organization. I have a lot of respect for Scal, his knowledge and his work ethic. Absolutely.”



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Mark Vandeusen 3/29/2014 02:00:00 PM Edit
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