May 17, 2011STEINMETZ ARCHIVEWARRIORS PAGE WARRIORS VIDEOMatt SteinmetzCSNBayArea.com
The Warriors' coaching search continued on Tuesday, with members of the team's front office meeting with Chuck Person and Brian Shaw in Los Angeles.League sources said Warriors general manager Larry Riley and assistant general manager Bob Myers met with Person and Shaw, both of whom are assistant coaches with the Los Angeles Lakers.It is unknown whether or not the talks with Shaw and Person are considered formal interviews or simply casual discussions. Warriors owner Joe Lacob did not take part in the talks with Shaw or Person.
He was in Secaucus, N.J., on Tuesday, representing the Warriors at the NBA's annual draft lottery. Riley and the Warriors have said they will not comment on any aspect of their coaching search.On April 27, the Warriors announced they were not picking up the option on Keith Smart's contract for 2011-12.STEINMETZ: Warriors' coaching search to quicken
Riley did acknowledge in a radio interview on Tuesday morning that he was in Los Angeles and planning to hook up with Myers.Said Riley: "Bob and I are going to get together, do some visiting over a few issues."During that interview with KNBR radio, Riley did say that reports of the Warriors' interest in former Cleveland Cavaliers coach Mike Brown and Shaw "are not inaccurate."Riley and Myers are next headed to Chicago for the NBA's pre-draft camp, according to Riley.The Warriors have met with at least four candidates to this point. Over the weekend, SI.com reported that discussions already had taken place between members of the Warriors' front office and both Brown and Dallas assistant coach Dwane Casey.Riley continues to maintain that there is no timetable for hiring a coach and that's it's conceivable that a decision could come after the June 23 NBA draft. At the same time, there are four current openings in the NBA -- Golden State, L.A. Lakers, Indiana Pacers and Houston Rockets.It is possible there could also be head coaching openings in Minnesota, Detroit and possibly Toronto.