Warriors GM: 'No budget limit for new coach'

April 27, 2011, 9:38 pm
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April 27, 2011


CSNBayArea.com staff

The Warriors held a press conference Wednesday after CSNBayArea.com broke the story that the team would not retain Keith Smart as head coach.

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Jaymee Sire was present at the press conference, and reported the following highlights from the conference via Twitter:

2:44 p.m.
Riley says there is not a budget limit on finding a new Warriors coach.

2:43 p.m.
Larry Riley says improving the defense is top priority when finding a replacement, but the Warriors won't necessarily go after a defensive guru.

2:34 p.m.
Joe Lacob says the Golden State Warriors will look for someone with experience, likely NBA head coaching experience, for the next coach. But they won't limit themselves either.

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