By now, everybody knows about D’Angelo Russell secretly recording Lakers teammate Nick Young in a hotel room about affairs he’s had with other women while with fiancee and Australian rapper Iggy Azalea. On Sunday during ABC’s telecast of the Oklahoma City Thunder’s game against the Houston Rockets, game commentator and former Warriors head coach Mark Jackson took a jab at his former assistant, Darren Erman, while addressing the Russell/Young situation.
Back in 2014 while Jackson was still coaching, Erman secretly recorded conversations between his fellow coaches and players, as well as private talks during film sessions and meetings. All of this came without the knowledge or consent of the Warriors or their staff.
Erman was soon fired, but it was thought that he recorded the conversations for a member of the front office.
So when Jackson said, “The good news for (D’Angelo Russel) is that he could very well one day be an Associate Head Coach in this league,” it raised a lot of eyebrows, but in a comical way, much to the delight of broadcast partner Jeff Van Gundy, who went on to say that shots were fired with Jackson’s comment.
Joke or not, Jackson still hasn’t forgotten about what transpired nearly two years ago with Erman.