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Report: Warriors wish to talk to Thibodeau, D’Antoni
If he’s available, might Thibs end up on the sidelines at Oracle next season?
The Warriors are expected to make contact with the Chicago Bulls to explore the availability of their head coach, defensive whiz Tom Thibodeau, who was an assistant in Boston when Lacob was a minority owner of the 2008 champion Celtics.
They truly are also considered to be considering the merits of former NBA head coaches Lionel Hollins, Mike D’Antoni, George Karl and Jerry Sloan, and college head coaches Fred Hoiberg and Kevin Ollie, and so are waiting for assistants David Fizdale, Alvin Gentry and Nate McMillan, the latter two former head coaches, to accomplish playoff runs.Warriors owner Joe Lacob told the
San francisco bay area Chronicle
that the search could take between one day to two months and could involve up to dozen interviews, but “we have a very good clear idea of what we’re interested in. “
When Golden State reached out to Van Gundy, he was informed that the team would be talking with “a bushel of other candidates. ”
Thibodeau is obviously a compelling one if Chicago allows him to explore the opportunity. The 2011 Coach of the season has a history of overachieving with the Bulls, and it could be interesting to see how he handled a roster with as much as scoring talent as there is in Golden State.
The slow-it-down style he’s employed in Chicago would make zero sense for Stephen Curry and company, but he’s a brilliant basketball mind and you’d think he’d adapt his offense to his personnel. Lionel Hollins, who last caused the grind-it-out Grizzlies, is in the same category. Mike D’Antoni and George Karl could have the Warriors averaging 130 points per game.
The Knicks remain the favorites to land Kerr, who hopes to pick his next destination by Friday, in line with the New York Post’s Marc Berman, and he reportedly never ever had any curiosity about the Lakers or Jazz. New York is expected to give Kerr a formal offer on Friday, and, based on Berman, Knicks president Phil Jackson has recently told Carmelo Anthony he believes Kerr will be aboard. While the Warriors have an even more talented band of players, Kerr’s relationship with Jackson has reportedly made Golden State a fall-back option.According to Simmons, the Warriors are looking to take their time, nevertheless they may have to come to a decision quicker than they’d prefer to because of the Kerr situation.