In his complicated and nasty saga with Lawrence Frank, Jason Kidd has a staunch supporter in Warriors coach Mark Jackson.

The two coaches with similar backgrounds turned their pregame interviews into a lovefest for one another, but Jackson changed the mood when asked about Kidd cutting off his lead assistant.

“To me, I think too much was made of it. I think it’s clownish,” Jackson said Wednesday before his Warriors, riding a 10-game winning streak, faced the Nets at the Barclays Center. “There’s no difference of opinions with my staff and I. They give suggestions. Some I go with. Some I don’t. But at the end of the day it’s my decision and we are united in whichever way we decide to go. If you have a problem with that, you should not be my assistant coach. That’s the way I feel about it.

“I’m not saying that happened here but wherever it happens, it shouldn’t take place. So just disappointed in the way it was handled and how much credit is given to a head coach and how much fault is given. It’s a no-lose situation if I get credit when we win. But when we lose, Jason can’t coach a lick. He’s a Hall of Fame basketball player. He’s an All-time great. He’s going to be a heck of a basketball coach.”

Kidd “re-assigned” Frank to writing daily reports, citing philosophical differences as the reason to change. He also reportedly cursed out Frank in a coaches meeting at the beginning of the season.
It has been an ugly fallout, with Frank hiring high-powered attorney David Cornwell presumably to negotiate a buyout from his six-year contract.