Darting here and there ...

-- Mark Jackson won 51 regular-season games. When the Warriors last captured the NBA title in 1974-75, Al Attles won 48. Kind of says it all about the insanity of this week, eh?

-- At the end of the day, the Mark Jackson meltdown wasn't about record or strategy or God. It was about way too many people being way too full of themselves. Alas, that included Coach End Of The Day.

-- We'll miss Jackson's colloquialisms, but as he even said, it's a make-or-miss league.

-- Joe Lacob and Co. thought outside the box in hiring Jackson. Now it's time to go back inside that box and pull out Stan Van Gundy, a proven, quality NBA coach who won't need training wheels.

-- Loved the Lacob crossover, by the way: I didn't fire him. Bob Myers fired him. Choicest pass of the rock all year.

-- True, Jackson wasn't the greatest floor strategist. The rub is many people who harped on his X's and O's probably couldn't recite their ABC's without help.

-- More Hilarity Dept.: The most tenured coach in the NBA's Pacific Division is now Phoenix's Jeff Hornacek -- at 11 months. And Horny didn't even make the playoffs. Guess that's the secret.

-- A study by SBNation's Tom Ziller determined the current average NBA coaching tenure is 2.4 years. That's factoring in Gregg Popovich's 18 years, or it'd be 1.9.

-- Popovich is the only NBA coach who was hired before 2008, and 18 of the 30 jobs have turned over since the end of the 2012-13 season. Is Charlie Finley running this league from the grave?

-- Watching an Eastern Conference playoff game is like watching a Western Conference game being played on a floor of molasses. Indiana-Washington, yuck.

-- Let's just call them the Silver and Mack now. Thank the football gods Khalil fell to the Raiders, or it could have been ugly.

-- The one head-scratcher, though: Mack wreaked havoc right there in Buffalo, and the Bills traded up to No. 4 to take a wide receiver? We'll put that on the Bills for now.

-- The 49ers' pick of safety Jimmie Ward wasn't a surprise here. Restocking that secondary isn't a secondary project if they want to keep up with Seattle.

-- We haven't enjoyed the NFL draft nearly as much since it became a prime-time miniseries, or as we like to call it, "Downtown Gabby."

-- We're only good for about an hour or so of downhill runners, long striders, workout warriors, high motors, skill sets and triangle numbers before we're going vertical for the aspirin bottle.

-- Most TV draft yammer is unwatchable, but crusty Charley Casserly on NFL Network is a hoot. Befuddled by all the electronics as well as the names, we've delighted in him denoting strengths of such prospects as "Reggie Roby" and "Tommy Bridgewater."

-- It must have taken a month for ol' Charley to master Ha Ha Clinton-Dix. Dang it, how many Ha's is that again?

-- One more Casserly note: This is the same guy who called Johnny Manziel the most overrated and overhyped player in the draft, yet once selected David Carr No. 1.

-- Manziel could have taken over the world in Dallas and revived Jerry Jones' relevance. Now poor Johnny Football will likely be the latest QB mistake by the lake, and Jerry's still a joke.

-- Sorry, but you can't convince us there's a better fielding shortstop in baseball right now than Pleasanton's own, Brandon Crawford.

-- Too bad Brandon Inge retired. He could have been a solution to Pablo Sandoval, and also completed the Giants' all-Brandon infield.

-- Hey, the way the other three guys are going, maybe Pablo should just change his name to Brandon.

-- Daric Barton's hitting .145 with no homers? C'mon, A's, where's that three-year extension?

-- That's still a better average than Mel Kiper or Mike Mayock, though (both 3 for 32 on their final mock drafts, .093, even with the Clowney first-pick gimme).

-- Finally, admit it, tough guy. That Kevin Durant MVP homage to his mother got you, too. Heck, that speech probably had them blubbering in the biker bars. A moral for us all -- call Mom on Sunday.

Contact Carl Steward at csteward@bayareanewsgroup.com. More darting on Twitter @stewardsfolly.