The Golden Warriors have fired Mark Jackson as their head coach. The writing was on the wall after the team lost Game 7 against the Los Angeles Clippers, which eliminated them from the playoffs.

Last season, the Golden State Warriors won 6 games in the playoffs before being eliminated in the second round by the San Antonio Spurs. The Warriors had eliminated Denver in the prior round, taking six games.

Those were the only two playoff appearances to which Mark Jackson lead the team. In his 3 seasons as head coach of the Golden State Warriors, Jackson had a regular season record of 121-109, with winning percentages over 57% for the past two seasons after a rough freshman campaign in which his team won just over a third of its games.

Stephen Curry, a star player with the Warriors, said that Jackson “deserves to be our coach” in a statement last week.

“I love Coach more than anybody, and I think for him to be in a situation where his job is under scrutiny and under question is totally unfair,” Curry said. “And it would definitely be a shock to me if anything like that were to happen.

“I’m going to voice my support for Coach.”

Warriors General Manager Bob Myers made his statement about the move via e-mail. “Mark has accomplished many good things during his three years with the organization, including his role in helping elevate this team into a better position than it was when he arrived nearly 36 months ago. We’re appreciative of his dedication and commitment since his arrival and are extremely grateful for his contributions. However, as an organization, we simply feel it’s best to move in a different direction at this time.”