Friday , Feb , 27 , 2009 C.Y. Ellis

Jamal Crawford’s Agent Calls out Don Nelson

Warriors guard Jamal Crawford says he won’t question coach Don Nelson’s decision to sit him out against the Bobcats tonight, but Crawford’s agent is seeking some answers.

Oakland-based representative Aaron Goodwin made it clear Thursday that he wasn’t a fan of Golden State benching its starting point guard and third-leading scorer.

"What is the message that Nelson is sending to a young team? ‘Don’t play to win?’ " Goodwin said. "What is the message he is sending to the fans who work hard to pay for Warriors tickets in order to see them win?

"Jamal is not injured, and not only is he averaging 19 points per game, but he scored 50 points on the (Bobcats) for a win earlier this season."