ESPN: Ex-Warriors assistant coach Darren Erman secretly taped talks

FILE -- Golden State Warriors head coach Mark Jackson, right, and assistant coach Darren Erman share a lighthearted moment while playing against the Memphis Grizzlies during an NBA basketball game Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Lance Murphey)

April 29, 2014 1:28:48 PM PDT
Sources confirm to ESPN that Golden State Warriors assistant coach Darren Erman was fired earlier this month after secretly recording conversations between the team's coaches and players.

Sources said Erman, who was coach Mark Jackson's second assistant, would record coaches' meetings, meetings between the coaches and players, and informal discussions among coaches that took place in the team's coaches room -- all without the participants' knowledge.

"He was taping everything," one source said. "Taping pregame speeches wouldn't have been that bad, but he was taping guys just sitting around talking in the coaches' office."

ESPN has contributed to this report