The legend that is Brian Scalabrine. It's unlike any in Celtics history. He's not a legend in the sense of guiding the Celtics to banners. He's more like a great cult film kind of legend. Anyways, Scals tenure in Oakland may come to an end soon. Brian Scalabrine has been forced out of his assistant gig, and will be reassigned by the organization.
Ownership and management have been strong advocates of Scalabrine and his performance on the job, sources told Yahoo Sports. Nevertheless, Warriors officials decided that as long as Jackson is the head coach, he'll have control of his coaching staff.
It is immediately unclear what kind of a role the Warriors will transition Scalabrine, but management has no intention of letting him leave the organization, sources said.
Scalabrine, who joined the staff in July, was Jackson's choice as an assistant coach. For two straight years, Jackson has had issues with assistant coaches that he hired. Michael Malone and Jackson would go weeks without speaking to each other a year ago, league sources said. Malone left Golden State to become the head coach of the Sacramento Kings.
Jackson, in his third year at the helm of the Warriors, has one year left on his contract, but has come under increased scrutiny within the organization for how he has run the team and worked on the job. There have been no conversations about an extension for Jackson – nor are they expected to take place, sources said.
Jackson has tried and failed to get involved with several head coaching openings over the past several months, including the Los Angeles Clippers and Brooklyn Nets, league sources said.
I follow the Warriors, and I had no idea of Jackson's issues. I've talked in the past about the Celtics bringing in a bigs coach. Scal isn't the type of big that I thought about, but I think it would be a start. I do fear that Scal could be a distraction in Boston. I can hear "Scalabrine" chants right now echoing in my head. I would love to see Scal back either way.