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Friday, April 12th, 2013 at 7:55 pm  |  28 responses

Stephen Jackson Released By the San Antonio Spurs


In a shocking move, the Spurs waived Stephen Jackson today. According to Yahoo! Sports, San Antonio head coach Gregg Popovich and Jax hadn’t been seeing eye-to-eye for some time: “After recurring disagreements with the team about his diminishing role, the San Antonio Spurs released forward Stephen Jackson on the cusp of the playoffs, league sources said. The Spurs had threatened the release for several days, but Jackson was still surprised that coach Gregg Popovich carried through with it on Friday, sources said. Jackson, 34, isn’t eligible to be included on a playoff roster if he’s claimed off waivers or becomes a free agent after 48 hours. Popovich and Spurs general manager R.C. Buford had worked out issues with Jackson as far back as the trade deadline, and one source says the organization even offered to release Jackson and let him go elsewhere, if that was his wish. Nevertheless, disagreements over Jackson’s role resurfaced in recent days, and the Spurs believed that Jackson had started to have a negative impact on the team’s younger players. Within the Spurs, the organization didn’t believe Jackson was playing well enough to bring him into the playoffs under these circumstances, sources said.”

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  • Allenp

    Overplayed his hand this time.

  • The Seed

    This will hurt the Spurs. LAKERS please get him!!

  • patrick

    Can they add somebody to replace him?

  • LakeShow

    Sad, Capt. Jack should be on a playoff team!

  • Conor

    It will need to wait until the offseason. :(

  • http://www.facebook.com/rainman1991 Saleem Rainman

    this dude has ran his way outta Golden state, outta Milwaukee, and peopel thought he would behave with the Spurs, but he couldnt even do that. now what? dude is a locker room distraction.

  • KoloradoKobe

    The lesson here is: Pop don’t take no mess.

  • Brandan E

    wow, i thought jackson and Pop had a good relationship since he was on that ’03 team. but i guess jackson has really burned all his bridges.

  • Mariano

    It’s crazy how people here still think he is the same Jax as last year’s series against OKC. He got injured way too often and on top of that was dealing with some stuff outside the basketball court, which led to him being one of the worst rotation wings in the league this year. He had ok games every now and then but nothing that said “starter” or even “quality 6th man”

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  • Mariano

    Yeah as long as the person wasn’t on another NBA team after the March deadline

  • Olean

    faaaaaaaaaaaaack

  • The_Koyster

    off to LAlakers for REUNION with MWP!!!

  • underdog

    Well, that was 10 years ago…

  • i_ball

    With Diaw going down they need to add somebody. I have no idea who is available though

  • kiriona

    Forbes…

  • BeenTrill

    Pop is a dumbass

  • Youngindy21

    Don’t forget Indiana

  • OneStep

    Many have tried and many have failed. The message is simple: do not f with Pop.

  • OneStep

    Yeah, right. Given his record I’m betting that the Spurs owners, management, assistant coaches, players and fans will not be agreeing with you. After all of these years are you seriously doubting that Pop doesn’t know what he’s doing?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Gilbert/100001749589586 Mike Gilbert

    maybe if he actually works out this offseason he can come back and be a useful player next year…I doubt it though

  • Bruce Wayne

    Are you referring to that interview in which he said he never works out in the off season? Always liked Jack but that really rubbed me the wrong way. Guys would kill to make it to the league and he has just been satisfied sitting on his spot in the nba

  • S.Rojas

    cancer

  • http://www.facebook.com/qcollingwood Interdico Scriptor

    Lakers should get with Bryant out. It’s a gamble but hey?

  • roscoe

    heavy word rojas… too heavy imo.

  • ‘Bout It

    WTF.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Gilbert/100001749589586 Mike Gilbert

    Yea I was…and I know I can’t sit here and say what he can and can’t do with his time/life…who knows maybe there is some behind the scenes stuff we know nothing about…I just don’t even understand how you can be that gifted and not care. But theres guys like that all around.

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