The confrontation has led to Jackson’s suspension, but now it has led to him giving up captaincy of the Warriors, too:
Stephen Jackson told Warriors general manager Larry Riley and coach Don Nelson in a private meeting on Tuesday that he didn’t want to be a captain anymore. They said that was fine with them.
When asked about the meeting, which occurred before the team’s noon practice, Jackson said: “It was a meeting, no different than any other meeting I’ve had. I go in there, listen to what they’ve got to say and come back and play basketball. Whether I pay attention to it or not, that’s up to me. But I had to show up. So I showed up.”