OAKLAND, Calif. Devonta Freeman Jersey . – There will be a lot of people looking at the man sitting courtside when the Golden State Warriors host the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday night at Oracle Arena.No, not injured star LeBron James.Mark Jackson is sure to draw a lot of attention when he returns to the building for the first time since the Warriors fired him as coach after last season. Jackson will be part of ESPNs national telecast, sitting on the opposite sideline of the court he called home the previous three years — and not far from Warriors owner Joe Lacob.The evening promises to be an interesting spectacle for viewers, an emotional reunion for players and possibly awkward for Jackson, his former bosses and his successor.It will (feel strange) at the beginning, but then everybodys doing their job, said Warriors point guard Stephen Curry, who strongly opposed Jacksons firing last May. Im sure hes happy to be covering basketball and commentating and at peace with where hes at. Im sure the fans will give him a great reception, which he deserves for the work he did while he was here.I hope that happens, and well get to the business of playing basketball like usual. Obviously, when were on the court, we wont be hearing what hes saying on the telecast, but Im sure guys will appreciate having him there and honour him for what he was able to do while he was here.New coach Steve Kerr has been through a similar scenario. He returned to Phoenix as a TNT broadcaster during the 2010-11 season after serving as general manager of the Suns the previous three years.It felt very strange. It was awkward. Im sure therell be some weird feelings for Mark, Kerr told reporters following Thursdays practice. The biggest thing is we want to welcome him. He did a lot of great things for this team. Hes got a lot of strong relationships with people on our roster and in our organization. So I want Mark to come in here and enjoy himself and visit with old friends. It should be a good night for everybody.Jackson did not respond to a message from The Associated Press seeking comment on his return.Most players said they have stayed in contact with their former coach, regularly communicating through text messages. Others said they havent had contact with him in a while knowing the transition is still fresh for Jackson and the organization.What just about everybody on the roster — and the coaching staff — has regularly acknowledged is that Jackson played as big a role as anybody in helping the perennially losing franchise become a winner.Jackson took the Warriors from 23 wins to 47 to 51 in his three seasons. He became the first coach to lead the franchise to consecutive playoff appearances since Hall of Famer Don Nelson in 1991 and 1992.He taught us a lot. He really helped turn this organization around, forward Draymond Green said. He really helped build that foundation defensively, offensively, and coach Kerr has come in and hes taken it to a different level.The Warriors enter the game with an NBA-best 28-5 record. And while many have used the strong start as vindication for Jacksons firing, players said its a credit to what their former coach helped start.He knows how we feel about him in the locker room. Those three years meant a lot to us, Curry said. He set the tone and changed the identity of what it meant to be a Warrior, play Warrior basketball and be a relevant team in the playoffs. I would say he was very successful at his job for those three years.Obviously, it didnt end the way he expected or the way most of us expected. But he can hold his head high that he did his job the best way he knew how and made an impact on a lot of guys on and off the court.___Antonio Gonzalez can be reached at: www.twitter.com/agonzalezAP Jake Matthews Jersey . First, Ivan Nova decided to have season-ending Tommy John elbow surgery. Then Michael Pineda was suspended for 10 games for using pine tar. Courtney Upshaw Jersey . — Its been 21 years since Joe Gibbs Racing celebrated its only Daytona 500 victory.TOKYO — Two-time world champion Mao Asada won the womens short program on Friday to take a huge step toward winning her fourth NHK Trophy. Asada two-footed her opening triple axel but was solid in all other elements to finish with 71.26 points, five ahead of second-placed Japanese compatriot Akiko Suzuki. “I missed the triple axel, but Im not worried about it. Sometimes its good, sometimes its bad,” said Asada, who won Skate America, the first Grand Prix of the season. Asada, the 2010 Olympic silver medallist , could secure a place at the GP Final in Fukuoka next month with a podium finish. The NHK and the GP Final are part of Asada s preparations for the Sochi Olympics but she said she wasnt thinking too far ahead. “I wasnt thinking about Sochi, I want to take it one competition at a time this season,” Asada said. Gracie Gold of the United States and Elena Radionova were tied for third with 62.83 points. In the mens event, 2010 Olympic bronze medallist Daisuke Takahashi of Japan skated a near flawless routtine to “Sonatino for Violin” to take a commanding lead with 95. Ricardo Allen Jersey. 55 points, more than 10 points ahead of Javier Fernandez of Spain, in second. Japans Nobunari Oda under-rotated his opening quad toe loop to “Cotton Club” and was third with 82.70. Takahashi is aiming to bounce back from a disappointing fourth place at Skate America. “After Skate America my coach (Nikolai Morozov) and other staff said my motivation did not look good,” Takahashi said. “I have had to reset myself and show my motivation to make it to the Olympics.” Fernandez, the defending European champion, touched the ice with his hand on his quad salchow, but still impressed the judges with the remainder of his program. Adam Rippon of the United States stumbled during his step sequence and was fourth. Russias Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov (82.03) lead the pairs, with Chinas Sui Wenjing and Han Cong (70.13) far behind in second. Peng Cheng and Zhang Hao of China were third with 65.09 points. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ‘ ‘ ‘

OAKLAND, Calif. Devonta Freeman Jersey . – There will be a lot of people looking at the man sitting courtside when the Golden State Warriors host the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday night at Oracle Arena.No, not injured star LeBron James.Mark Jackson is sure to draw a lot of attention when he returns to the building for the first time since the Warriors fired him as coach after last season. Jackson will be part of ESPNs national telecast, sitting on the opposite sideline of the court he called home the previous three years — and not far from Warriors owner Joe Lacob.The evening promises to be an interesting spectacle for viewers, an emotional reunion for players and possibly awkward for Jackson, his former bosses and his successor.It will (feel strange) at the beginning, but then everybodys doing their job, said Warriors point guard Stephen Curry, who strongly opposed Jacksons firing last May. Im sure hes happy to be covering basketball and commentating and at peace with where hes at. Im sure the fans will give him a great reception, which he deserves for the work he did while he was here.I hope that happens, and well get to the business of playing basketball like usual. Obviously, when were on the court, we wont be hearing what hes saying on the telecast, but Im sure guys will appreciate having him there and honour him for what he was able to do while he was here.New coach Steve Kerr has been through a similar scenario. He returned to Phoenix as a TNT broadcaster during the 2010-11 season after serving as general manager of the Suns the previous three years.It felt very strange. It was awkward. Im sure therell be some weird feelings for Mark, Kerr told reporters following Thursdays practice. The biggest thing is we want to welcome him. He did a lot of great things for this team. Hes got a lot of strong relationships with people on our roster and in our organization. So I want Mark to come in here and enjoy himself and visit with old friends. It should be a good night for everybody.Jackson did not respond to a message from The Associated Press seeking comment on his return.Most players said they have stayed in contact with their former coach, regularly communicating through text messages. Others said they havent had contact with him in a while knowing the transition is still fresh for Jackson and the organization.What just about everybody on the roster — and the coaching staff — has regularly acknowledged is that Jackson played as big a role as anybody in helping the perennially losing franchise become a winner.Jackson took the Warriors from 23 wins to 47 to 51 in his three seasons. He became the first coach to lead the franchise to consecutive playoff appearances since Hall of Famer Don Nelson in 1991 and 1992.He taught us a lot. He really helped turn this organization around, forward Draymond Green said. He really helped build that foundation defensively, offensively, and coach Kerr has come in and hes taken it to a different level.The Warriors enter the game with an NBA-best 28-5 record. And while many have used the strong start as vindication for Jacksons firing, players said its a credit to what their former coach helped start.He knows how we feel about him in the locker room. Those three years meant a lot to us, Curry said. He set the tone and changed the identity of what it meant to be a Warrior, play Warrior basketball and be a relevant team in the playoffs. I would say he was very successful at his job for those three years.Obviously, it didnt end the way he expected or the way most of us expected. But he can hold his head high that he did his job the best way he knew how and made an impact on a lot of guys on and off the court.___Antonio Gonzalez can be reached at: www.twitter.com/agonzalezAP Jake Matthews Jersey . First, Ivan Nova decided to have season-ending Tommy John elbow surgery. Then Michael Pineda was suspended for 10 games for using pine tar. Courtney Upshaw Jersey . — Its been 21 years since Joe Gibbs Racing celebrated its only Daytona 500 victory.TOKYO — Two-time world champion Mao Asada won the womens short program on Friday to take a huge step toward winning her fourth NHK Trophy. Asada two-footed her opening triple axel but was solid in all other elements to finish with 71.26 points, five ahead of second-placed Japanese compatriot Akiko Suzuki. “I missed the triple axel, but Im not worried about it. Sometimes its good, sometimes its bad,” said Asada, who won Skate America, the first Grand Prix of the season. Asada, the 2010 Olympic silver medallist , could secure a place at the GP Final in Fukuoka next month with a podium finish. The NHK and the GP Final are part of Asada s preparations for the Sochi Olympics but she said she wasnt thinking too far ahead. “I wasnt thinking about Sochi, I want to take it one competition at a time this season,” Asada said. Gracie Gold of the United States and Elena Radionova were tied for third with 62.83 points. In the mens event, 2010 Olympic bronze medallist Daisuke Takahashi of Japan skated a near flawless routtine to “Sonatino for Violin” to take a commanding lead with 95. Ricardo Allen Jersey. 55 points, more than 10 points ahead of Javier Fernandez of Spain, in second. Japans Nobunari Oda under-rotated his opening quad toe loop to “Cotton Club” and was third with 82.70. Takahashi is aiming to bounce back from a disappointing fourth place at Skate America. “After Skate America my coach (Nikolai Morozov) and other staff said my motivation did not look good,” Takahashi said. “I have had to reset myself and show my motivation to make it to the Olympics.” Fernandez, the defending European champion, touched the ice with his hand on his quad salchow, but still impressed the judges with the remainder of his program. Adam Rippon of the United States stumbled during his step sequence and was fourth. Russias Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov (82.03) lead the pairs, with Chinas Sui Wenjing and Han Cong (70.13) far behind in second. Peng Cheng and Zhang Hao of China were third with 65.09 points. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ‘ ‘ ‘

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