It hasn’t been two full days since the Golden State Warriors fired Mark Jackson, but their search for a new head coach is in full swing.
There are many contradictory reports out, but there is no doubt the Warriors are making calls. According to Marc Spears of Yahoo Sports, they may consider up to eight candidates, with some pretty notable names on the shortlist.
Spears also reports that the Warriors have reached out to both Steve Kerr and Stan Van Gundy for the head coaching vacancy. Frank Isola of the New York Daily News seconds that notion, adding that the Warriors reached out to Kerr just three hours after firing Jackson, and that the Warriors’ job is Kerr’s to take.
Other names being thrown out there include Lionel Hollins, Mike D’Antoni, and George Karl. However, it seems like the Warriors are zeroing in on Kerr and Van Gundy at this point.
The two provide an interesting contrast. Kerr has no prior coaching experience, but has been a GM before and has an impressive pedigree. Van Gundy, meanwhile, has plenty of experience so the Warriors know what they will be getting with him.
Van Gundy is reportedly also interested in the Warriors, although no interview has been set up yet. These next few days will surely be interesting as the Warriors’ search for a new coach continues.