The Warriors' coaching staff is a well-tempered, patient bunch, but they're running short of patience with a team that was supposed to do such great things and suddenly is flirting with .500.
The Warriors lost for the third time in four games, this time 106-102 to a Phoenix Suns team they owned last year at US Airways Center, and dropped to 13-12 in the process after an 8-3 start.
The strain is starting to show. In a rare sight, assistant coach Pete Myers lashed out at the team long and loud during a third-quarter timeout with the Warriors trailing by nine. The tirade seemed to help raise the energy level, but not enough to pull out the game.
Coach Mark Jackson then took his turn after witnessing an all-too-familiar script for defeat -- the Warriors falling behind by double digits again, making a valiant rally that fell short, committing 20 turnovers, and suffering too many defensive breakdowns.
Jackson believes it's become a question of wanting it for his team and playing with ...