Golden State Warriors star Andrew Bogut has hit back at former coach Mark Jackson over his decision to snub Stephen Curry for his pick for the MVP award.
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Former Warriors coach Jackson opted to choose Houston Rockets guard James Harden for the award when asked about it this week, and although he has no vote in the actual results, it was still seen as a snub to his former player.
Curry was a supporter of Jackson during his difficult spell with Golden State, and he admitted that although he wasn’t hurt by his pick, he was surprised by the fact that he didn’t vote for him.
Bogut has now entered the conversation and has cheekily aimed a dig at his former coach who he didn’t get along with.
“Well it was April Fools’ Day,” Bogut told reporters, according to ESPN’s Ethan Strauss.
“Well what’s his name said no. What’s that guy’s name? Mark? I don’t remember his name.”
Naturally, the argument will cause controversy and gain media attention, but it is worth noting that Jackson’s vote for Harden isn’t exactly without foundation.
Harden has led the Rockets to second spot in the Western Conference without Dwight Howard for much of the season, and has been putting up sensational numbers all year.
However, it still surprised many that Jackson wouldn’t stick by his former star and choose Curry, as the pair worked well together to begin the process of transforming Golden State into contenders.
Steve Kerr has since picked up that responsibility and has led the team to the best record in the league at 62-13, and it appears as though Bogut’s memory doesn’t quite stretch as far back as last year.