The Golden State Warriors' players have the job security of Mark Jackson in mind as they play against the Los Angeles Clippers in the first round of the playoffs.
Andre Iguodala said after the Game 1 win that he heard an ESPN report that Jackson "is going to be gone."
"We're trying to save our coach," Iguodala said. "Every game is pressure for us."
"It was more the message along those lines that we as players can control the vibe of what's going on," Stephen Curry said before practice at UCLA. "If we're losing and not playing the way we're supposed to, obviously people will start looking for answers and the head coach will get most of that blame. But if we go out and play 100 percent every night, take advantage of every opportunity out in front of us, there's nothing they can say about it."