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OAKLAND _ Garry St. Jean may not turn the modestly talented, injury-ravaged Warriors into contenders. Short of hiring Michael Jordan as player-coach, that probably isn't in the cards.
But with one declarative statement Monday, St. Jean uttered words never heard from P.J. Carlesimo, the man he fired and replaced.
``This is a players' game. I'll underline that,'' St. Jean said. ``This is a players' game, and I'm going to act as a facilitator.''
Carlesimo was the quintessential college coach, bringing to the NBA a controlling style that worked well with undergraduates. St. Jean was the prototype NBA assistant, bringing to the coach's chair the back-slapping encouragement that pro players …