Warriors assistant coach Darren Erman fired

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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- The Golden State Warriors have fired assistant coach Darren Erman because of what the team is calling "a violation of company policy."

Warriors general manager Bob Myers said in a statement Saturday that "this is the type of decision that would be made across the board and irrespective of position within the organization.

"Obviously, the timing is unfortunate, but we hold all of our employees, whether in basketball operations or other aspects of the business, accountable for their actions and to the same standard."

Erman is the second member of coach Mark Jackson's staff to be removed in the past two weeks. Jackson reassigned assistant Brian Scalabrine to the team's NBA Development League affiliate in Santa Cruz on March 25 because of what Jackson called a "difference in philosophies."