OAKLAND — Coach Mark Jackson finally responded Monday to former Denver coach George Karl's assertions that Andre Iguodala was Jackson's "mole" during the Warriors-Nuggets playoff series last spring.
In a Q&A interview with independent Denver sportswriter Dave Krieger last week, Karl said there was "no question" Iguodala -- now a Warrior -- was the Denver player who communicated with Jackson about the Nuggets' alleged attempt to injure guard Stephen Curry.
Jackson did not respond directly to that assertion, but said he was aware of the comments.
"I heard him say I made bush league, high-schoolish (starting lineups)," Jackson said. "I just responded, and maybe we'll forget that I wasn't the first one, that when (Kenneth) Faried was hurt and we didn't know if he was playing or starting ... "
"It is what it is," Jackson said. "He's a great basketball coach, a great basketball mind, and I have nothing but respect for him. So I will take the high road, and hopefully it becomes contagious."
Iguodala has not yet commented on Karl's comments and was not available to the media Monday.