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Golden State Warriors owner Joe Lacob apologized to Mark Jackson after criticizing his former coach’s management skills last week.

“I have a tremendous amount of respect for Mark Jackson and what he accomplished as our head coach,” Lacob wrote Sunday in an email to the Bay Area News Group. “He did a terrific job. I’ve said that many times over the last several months and in recent days, including at this week’s event.

“I was asked to draw comparisons earlier this week between building businesses in the tech world and the sports world and, unfortunately, I used some poor judgment. That’s my mistake. I did attempt to reach out to Mark on Friday, and I certainly apologize for my comments and any unintended harm. I know that Mark will succeed again in this business.”

On Wednesday in an interview, Lacob said Jackson was disliked by many in the organization and that contributed to his firing.

“Part of it was, he couldn’t get along with anybody else in the organization,” Lacob told InsideBayArea.com. “And, look, he did a great job — and I’ll always compliment him in many respects — but you can’t have 200 other people in the organization not like you.”

–The Memphis Grizzlies recalled guard Jordan Adams from Iowa of the NBA Development League.

Adams began his second assignment with Iowa on Nov. 25. The 6-foot-5, 209-pound Adams has averaged 14.8 points and 6.5 rebounds on .422 shooting in 30 minutes in four games for Iowa.

–The Atlanta Hawks recalled guard John Jenkins and forward/center Mike Muscala from Fort Wayne of the NBA Development League.

Jenkins averaged 19.4 points and 3.8 rebounds in 23.8 minutes in five games with Fort Wayne after being assigned to the club on Nov. 28.

Muscala saw action in two games with Fort Wayne after being assigned on Saturday, averaging 13.5 points, 9.0 rebounds, 1.5 blocks and 1.0 assists in 25 minutes.

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