Mark Jackson: I Never Saw Lin Do a Layup
With the two teams that waived Jeremy Lin about to tip off, Warriors head coach Mark Jackson chose to clear the air about how the talk of the league was cut by Golden State.
It was Dec. 9, the first day of training camp, and Lin was taken off the court with the Warriors putting together an offer for restricted free-agent center DeAndre Jordan. Jackson said that when he found out, he left practice to find Lin and thank him for his hard work with the franchise.
“That’s the extent of our relationship,” Jackson said before Sunday’s game against Houston, which waived Lin on Christmas Eve. “I got a text message from Spike Lee (on Saturday) morning, thanking me, like I had something to do with it. I never saw him do a layup, so people can stop asking me. He never practiced for us, so leave me out of it.”