Warriors coach Mark Jackson said he doesn't like the uneasiness he's felt about his bench lately. He prefers to view his reserves as a strategic move to impact the game in his team's favor, not an unnerving roller coaster. "When you go to your bench, the good teams either keep the game where it is or they increase a lead," Jackson said after Thursday's voluntary workouts held at UCLA. "What you don't want is to be thinking 'I've got to get my starters back in there quick.' That's not getting the job done." Jackson has expressed disappointment in his reserves on multiple occasions. He yanked them from the final minutes of the game in Utah because of their "embarrassing effort." He gave a ringing un-endorsement Wednesday by playing each of his starters at least 43 minutes. But in the same breath, Jackson assures his bench will be fine. He said the players just need to get into a rhythm, something that's made a tad more difficult since the Warriors keep it moderate in practice.
Mark Jackson uneasy about Golden State Warriors bench
Oakland Tribune | Nov 22