There were a lot of strange things going on last season when the Golden State Warriors and Denver Nuggets met in the Playoffs — Andre Iguodala was campaigning to join the Dubs while simultaneously playing against them, and former Nuggets head coach George Karl was frustrated by some of the things his counter-part Mark Jackson was trying to pull in the thrilling 6-game series. Per BlitzKrieg: “Q: Do you think Andre Iguodala was Mark Jackson’s ‘mole’? A: ‘No question.’ Q: Does that bug you? A: ‘I just think that’s media hype. I mean, that series was not a physical series. Everybody wants to be more aggressive with the guy kicking your ass, so …’ Q: The media didn’t say it. Jackson said it. A: ‘I thought Mark had a lot of tricks in that series that were bush- … I don’t know. I don’t know what they were. Almost high-schoolish. They were beneath the NBA level. And they might have worked. They might have motivated his young team in a good way. You know, he’d announce a starting lineup and start another guy. C’mon, man. You think we’re not ready for that?'”
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