Jackson: Ellis Trade Helped Culture Change
Warriors coach Mark Jackson with a hard takedown of Monta Ellis. Jackson was asked Thursday how trading Ellis to the Bucks in March 2012 not only brought Andrew Bogut in return as the inside presence the Warriors had long desired but also created a clear path for Klay Thompson to blossom at shooting guard.
“It helped change the culture.”
It wasn’t just about acquiring Bogut or developing Thompson, in other words. It was about atmosphere.