Warriors' coaching search update: 11 names

Warriors' coaching search update: 11 names

May 23, 2011STEINMETZ ARCHIVEWARRIORS PAGE WARRIORS VIDEOMatt SteinmetzCSNBayArea.com

We're coming up on a month since the Warriors elected not to pick up the option on Keith Smart's contract for the 2011-12 season. This is a quick catch-up on the Warriors' coaching search and where we are now:--Mike Brown: The Warriors have had talks with Brown, the former Cleveland Cavaliers head coach, and he remains a candidate for the job. Brown is also said to be under consideration for the Lakers' and Pacers' jobs.
--Mike Budenholzer: San Antonio's top assistant coach was on the Warriors' short list, but has indicated that he's not leaving San Antonio at this time.STEINMETZ: With West, Warriors get benefit of the doubt
--Dwane Casey: The Warriors have had talks with Casey, an assistant coach with the Dallas Mavericks, and he remains a candidate for the job. Casey is also said to be under consideration for the Rockets' job.--Lawrence Frank: The Warriors were said to have spoken with Frank, a current assistant coach in Boston and former head coach of the Nets, over the weekend, and he remains a candidate for the job. Frank is also considered a candidate in Houston.--Mark Jackson: The Warriors have had talks with Jackson, who played for the Knicks and Pacers and is now an ESPN analyst.NEWS: NBA headlines
--Mike Malone: The Warriors have either talked to Malone, an assistant coach in New Orleans, or they plan on talking to him in the near future.--Kevin McHale: The Warriors have had talks with McHale, the former coach and general manager of the Minnesota Timberwolves. McHale is a candidate, but he is also said to be among the front-runners for the Rockets' job.RELATED: McHale among candidates for Warriors' opening
--Chuck Person: The Warriors have had talks with Person, an assistant with the Los Angeles Lakers, and he remains a candidate.--Brian Shaw: The Warriors have had talks with Shaw, an assistant coach with the Los Angeles Lakers, and he remains a candidate. Shaw is also considered one of the top candidates to succeed Phil Jackson in Los Angeles, but at the same time, it's likely telling that Shaw hasn't been named yet.--Jerry Sloan: The Warriors reached out to Sloan early in the process, but he declined to be interviewed. According to a source, Sloan, the long-time Jazz coach, indicated to the Warriors that he was done with coaching -- for good.--Jeff Van Gundy: The Warriors reached out to Van Gundy early in the process, but he declined to be interviewed. According to a source, Van Gundy indicated to the Warriors that he is not getting back into coaching at this time because of family reasons.

Steph Curry, Kevin Durant named starters in 2017 All-Star Game

Steph Curry, Kevin Durant named starters in 2017 All-Star Game

Warriors guard Stephen Curry has been voted to start the NBA All-Star Game for the fourth consecutive season, and this time there was a measure of suspense.

Curry will join Rockets guard James Harden in the backcourt for the Western Conference squad, as voters snubbed MVP candidate and triple-double specialist Russell Westbrook of Oklahoma City.

Joining Curry and Harden in the starting lineup for the West will be Warriors forward Kevin Durant, Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard and Pelicans forward/center Anthony Davis.

A combination of fan balloting (50 percent), player balloting (25 percent) and media balloting (25 percent) comprises the overall vote.

Curry’s selection is sure to generate considerable debate, as Westbrook leads the league in scoring (30.6 points per game), is second in assists and 11th (10.4) in rebounding (10.6). Westbrook also leads the league in PER at 29.56.

Moreover, he is bidding to become the first player since Oscar Robertson in 1961-62 to average a triple-double over the course of a full season.

Coming off back-to-back MVP seasons, Curry ranks 12th in scoring (24.6 points per game), 15th in assists (6.1), second in 3-pointers made (158) and eighth in steals (1.81). His 92.6-percent shooting from the line ranks second in the NBA.

He is the first Warrior since Wilt Chamberlain to start four straight All-Star games.

Durant, in his first season with the Warriors, leads the team in scoring (26.2) and blocks (1.71) and double-doubles (16). He’s second in rebounding (8.6) and third in assists (4.7). His 54.4-percent shooting from the field is 10th in the league and tops among perimeter players.

Durant will be making his eighth appearance, and his fifth as a starter.

The Eastern Conference starters are as follows: guards Kyrie Irving of the Cavaliers and DeMar DeRozan of the Raptors, with frontcourt players LeBron James of the Cavs, Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Bucks and Jimmy Butler of the Bulls.

All-Star reserves, which are chosen by NBA coaches, will be announced on Jan. 26.

Durant's future with the Warriors: 'I’m just in it for the long haul'

Durant's future with the Warriors: 'I’m just in it for the long haul'

With the salary cap rising , Kevin Durant is expected to opt out of the second-year of his two-year contract with Golden State and become a free agent again this summer.

But don't plan on him signing with another team.

“I’m liking it here,” Durant told Sam Amick of USA Today Sports at the Warriors' groundbreaking ceremony. “I’m liking everything that’s going on. I know what my contract says, but I didn’t plan on coming here for just a year. I’m in it right now, and I’m also just focusing on day by day.

“I know it’s cliché, and you hear that all the time, but I’m seriously just not thinking about it because I’m like – I’m just in it for the long haul.”

[RELATED: Durant on Chase Center: 'It'll be fun playing in there']

Warriors owner and CEO Joe Lacob is not concerned about losing Durant.

He also fully anticipates re-signing free-agent-to-be Stephen Curry.

“I have no angst whatsoever," Lacob told Amick. "I totally am positive (that) I think those guys are going to sign. They’re both free agents. They have a right to do whatever they want. They’ve earned it, and I respect that.

"If they don’t sign with us for some reason, then shame on me and us. I take responsibility for that. But I don’t see that happening.”