Golden State Warriors were amongst a host of NBA franchises to have dismissed their head coach in recent weeks, with Steve Kerr chosen to replace Mike Jackson in Oakland.
Many however felt that Jackson could count himself unfortunate to have lost his job having led the Warriors to a two consecutive winning record seasons, a view seemingly shared by current Warriors star Steph Curry.
The point guard, speaking publicly on the coaching changes for the first time, admitted that the decision to relieve Jackson of his duties was 'weird':
"There's no sugarcoating it - it was a weird, expedited situation that we didn't see coming," Curry explained via the Associated Press.
"Guys are human. You have to be able to adjust to it and have some time to respond. That's kind of what happened, I think we'll be fine once we have a clear picture of what's going on next year."
Hardly a ringing endorsement for new head coach Steve Kerr, and with Curry adding that the quick turnaround that saw the former Chicago Bulls playing star arrive at the Warriors was "kind of a shock" to him and his teammates it looks like Kerr has some work to do to ensure a positive team environment.
Curry did reveal that he has been in contact with Kerr already this offseason and accepted that those who made the decision did so for the long-term benefit of the franchise. But it is clear Curry had a close bond with Jackson, a man he believes was a "sign of stability" for the team before his exit.
That stability has innevitably taken a hit as the Warriors enter a transitionary period.
The nature of Steph Curry's character means that he will no doubt get behind Kerr as the rookie coach prepares for his first season at the head of an NBA franchise but the three-point specialist clearly still has some misgivings over how the recent weeks have panned out.
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