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Whether Jackson is the coach Warriors management believes can lead the team to championship-contending status is about the only basketball business to handle this offseason. The team’s core players - Curry, Lee, Klay Thompson, Andre Iguodala, Andrew Bogut, Draymond Green and Harrison Barnes - are all under contract.

The Warriors are set up for several more playoff runs. Players credit Jackson with helping to engineer the turnaround, so it’s no surprise they hope he has the chance to see it through.

“Have we won an NBA championship? No, but the change in culture has been unbelievable,” Lee said. “So many more positive things going on. Team chemistry has been unbelievable, and the chemistry throughout the whole organization has completely changed the past couple years. It’d be strange to see a main part of that not be here.”

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