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By ANTONIO GONZALEZ
AP Sports Writer
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Golden State Warriors coach Mark Jackson handled questions about the ''chatter'' swirling around his future with his usual bold and boisterous banter Sunday night, raising his eyebrows and smiling after every answer.
Jackson still knows his critics - and the decision-makers in the organization - will not be satisfied just because he can spin a sentence that projects confidence. Instead, he understands a secure future with the Warriors will depend on how his players perform in the playoffs.
Even in the midst of the franchise's best season in 20 years, Jackson's job security and his relationship with ownership have been at the forefront of discussion. Much of that has been fueled by the curios dismissal of two of his assistant coaches the past two weeks.

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