Mark Jackson: Merely Warren Braithwaite's "Spiritual Advisor"

Golden State Warriors head coach Mark Jackson tried to clear the air regarding his relationship to Warren Braithwaite, one of two alleged drug-traffickers arrested for pushing $8 million dollars worth of marijuana across the U.S.-Mexico border. In a move that seemed to mimic President Barack Obama's distancing from Reverend Jeremiah Wright, known for his controversial views of U.S. racism and colonialism, Jackson claims he is not Braithwaite's "friend" or "coach," but just his "spiritual advisor." 

↵

Whether or not Jackson and his Braithwaite are friends or not, does the term "spiritual advisor" connote a different relationship between them than "friend." Or rather, does that necessarily change OUR opinion of Jackson as a person and a professional, knowing that he has connections to alleged criminals? Jackson notes that he will continue to be there for Braithwaite as he deals with these allegations. This we know for sure, Jackson will not say "Mama! There goes that man!" when referring to Braithwaite's current legal troubles.

↵

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join SB Nation Bay Area

You must be a member of SB Nation Bay Area to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Bay Area. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Bay Area

You must be a member of SB Nation Bay Area to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Bay Area. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.