Found April 19, 2013 on Next Impulse Sports:
Stephen Jackson was released abruptly by the Spurs just a week ago, and speculation was of course that Popovich and Jackson had a disagreement which led to the release. Jackson confirmed to ‘Sister 2 Sister’ that him and the no-nonsense Pop ‘had a disagreement.’ “He wanted me to agree to players being better than me, and I didn’t agree. I’ve been in the NBA a long time, so it’s just something I didn’t agree with and something I have no control over. He’s the coach. He controls who plays, and he controls the team, which I do respect. At the same time, I know what I can do and what I been doing my whole career, and I’m far from ready to hang it up. So, I can’t let one person tell me where I’m at 35-years-old. To me, it just didn’t make no sense.” I can’t say that I agree with Stephen’s reasons for jumping ship, or for that matter even understand them.  Stephen may have wanted to enjoy a nice playoff run with a second seed team and listen to a coach who has  four champion
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