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OAKLAND, Calif. Bryan Bulaga Jersey . -- Golden State Warriors coach Mark Jackson handled questions about the "chatter" swirling around his future with his usual bold and boisterous banter Sunday night, raising his eyebrows and smiling after every answer. Jackson still knows his critics -- and the decision-makers in the organization -- will not be satisfied just because he can spin a sentence that projects confidence. He understands a secure future with the Warriors will depend on how his players perform in the playoffs. "My job will be determined on winning," Jackson said. "Im fine with that." Even in the midst of the franchises best season in 20 years, Jacksons job security and his relationship with ownership have been at the forefront of discussion. Much of that has been fueled by the curious moves involving two of his assistant coaches the past two weeks. The Warriors management fired Darren Erman on Saturday for "a violation of company policy" but declined to reveal the policy he violated. Jackson also reassigned Brian Scalabrine to the teams NBA Development League affiliate in Santa Cruz on March 25 because of what Jackson called a "difference in philosophies." Support still remains high for Jackson in the locker room. Everybody from All-Star point guard Stephen Curry to veteran centre Jermaine ONeal has gone out of their way to applaud the job Jackson has done. General manager Bob Myers also said the team believes in Jacksons abilities. But co-owner Joe Lacob has yet to publicly support Jacksons future beyond this season. And the teams decision to pick up Jacksons contract option for the 2014-15 season last summer instead of negotiating a long-term deal has led to speculation that the Warriors need to at least match last seasons second-round playoff appearance or Jacksons job could be in jeopardy. Jackson, for his part, said he has a great relationship with the front office and Lacob. He added that the two spoke for about 15 minutes in San Antonio during Golden States recent road trip. "Theres no friction at all," Jackson said. "I humbly submit to you, if youve got a problem with me as a person, then its your problem. Im low maintenance. What you see is what you get, and Im going to be a fun-loving enjoyable guy thats easy to talk to. I have no issues with anybody in this organization and its been that way from day one." Jackson has repeatedly praised his players and the job Myers and his staff have done to reconstruct a roster that went 23-43 just two years ago during the labour-lockout shortened season. He also has tried to put the focus back on the floor, where the Bay Areas beloved basketball team is beginning to blossom again this spring. The Warriors (48-29) eclipsed last seasons win total in Sunday nights rout of Utah, moving 19 games over .500 for the first time in 20 years. Golden State is 1 1/2 games behind fifth-place Portland and 1 1/2 games ahead of seventh-place Dallas in the crammed conference standings. Barring an epic collapse in the final five games, the Warriors will make the playoffs in consecutive years for the first time since the 1990-91 and 1991-92 seasons. And theyve done that while coping with injuries that have sidelined starters Andrew Bogut, David Lee and Andre Iguodala for prolonged stretches. "The numbers speak for themselves," Jackson said. Winning in the regular season, though, doesnt always mean much. All Jackson has to do is look back at what happened after beating Denver in the first round last season, when the Nuggets fired George Karl after he led them to a franchise-record 57 wins and earned NBA Coach of the Year honours. Jackson noted that the depth of the Western Conference this season means that plenty of good teams with good coaches wont make it past the first round. And, like most years, that could mean some dont return next season -- though hes not planning to be among either group. "Believe it or not," Jackson said, "I am absolutely convinced that my future is just fine." Tyler Lancaster Jersey .com) - SirDominic Pointer posted career highs of 24 points and seven steals to lead No. Josh Jackson Jersey . Head coach Randy Carlyle confirmed the news after the Leafs morning skate on Monday. Kozun was hurt during Friday nights home game against the Red Wings and did not make the return trip to Detroit for Saturdays game. http://www.custompackersjersey.com/custom-tramon-williams-jersey-large-2462r.html . The 28-year-old lefty made his MLB debut in 2013, making 10 starts and going 2-5 with 4.05 ERA and 1.18 WHIP. Albers was named the Twins organizations minor league pitcher of the year for 2013.Mitchell Johnson has questioned Virat Kohlis ability to handle pressure ahead of Australias pivotal World T20 clash with India on Sunday. The winner of this key Group 2 match in Mohali will progress to the semi-finals and, despite being retired, Johnson could not resist the opportunity to take a swipe at the 27-year-old batsman.Kohli, whose T20 average is a remarkable 52.5 from 41 international matches, will be a marked man when the Aussies take to the field. However the 34-year-old Johnson, who retired from the international game in 2015, tweeted on Saturday: Went missing in WC semi last yr when it really counts.The former Australian fast bowler was referring to their World Cup semi-final meeting in Sydney last March, over 50 overs, when Kohli made just one run off 13 deliveries before being one of Johnsons two victims. Aussies set for ultimate test Australias Shane Watson says playing India in a knockout match will be the ultimate challenge He was also replying to comments made by the Delhi-born player, who believes he will be prepared for any amount of sledging that may come his way at the hands of the Australians.India have beaten Australia in each of their last five T20 meeetings - including three this year - and Kohli said: Debate on the field or not, it doesnt really matter to me. Arnie Herber Jersey. Im pretty sure of the plans I take into the middle.If I get into a debate with anyone and if I have to take a certain stance, that doesnt necessarily put me off my game. If anything, that motivates me more. Mitchell Johnson celebrates taking the wicket of Kohli during last years World Cup semi-final Its something that Ive come to terms with, that not every team is going to have a go at you.Its better to plan your innings without that situation and if that situation comes in, you have to take it as more fuel to the fire.Australia are a strong side that play with a lot of passion and I believe in playing in the same way. I like that challenge, Ive always enjoyed playing against Australia.Watch live coverage of Australias clash against India from 1.30pm on Sky Sports 2 on Sunday, following Afghanistans encounter against the West Indies at 9am. Catch the action for £6.99 on NOW TV. No contract. Also See: Aussies set for ultimate test West Indies sneak into semis ' ' '

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