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Warriors coach Mark Jackson walked a very fine line when asked about the Jason Collins announcement. I give him...
a lot of credit. Jackson was supportive of Collins without compromising his own beliefs that clearly go counter to Collins’.
Jackson was not hypocritical. He could have given some canned non-answer answer and instead chose to be honest.
Jackson when asked about Collins today, before the Warriors left for Denver and Game 5 on Tuesday:
“I will say this. We live in a country allows you to be whoever you want to be. As a Christian man, I serve a God that gives you free will to be who you want to be. As a Christian man, I have beliefs of what’s right and what’s wrong. That being said, I know Jason Collins, I know his family, and am certainly praying for them at this
And Jackson when asked whether an openly gay player would have trouble being accepted in the locker room:
“It’s something that obviously being around Jason, and I played with John Amaechi in Utah, that there’s a reason why in these situation these players are at the end (of their career) or done. So obviously that answers itself. Right, wrong or indifferent, it is something that’s new to people.”