McHale among candidates for Warriors' opening


McHale among candidates for Warriors' opening


Add Kevin McHale's name to the list of Warriors' coaching candidates.According to Yahoo! Sports, Warriors general manager Larry Riley and assistant general manager Bob Myers had an informal discussion about the team's head coaching opening.On April 27, the Warriors announced they were not picking up the option of Keith Smart for the 2011-12 season.The Warriors will also reportedly meet with Boston Celtics assistant and former New Jersey Nets head coach Lawrence Frank next week. Frank and McHale are among six known candidates known to have talked with Golden State.RELATED: Warriors front office meets with Shaw, Person
McHale has been both the coach and the general manager of the Minnesota Timberwolves. He now works as an analyst for NBA.TV and TNT.The Warriors have already met with former Cleveland Cavaliers coach Mike Brown, Dallas assistant coach Dwane Casey, and Los Angeles Lakers assistants Brian Shaw and Chuck Person.The Warriors are also said to be interested in Mike Malone, assistant coach with the New Orleans Hornets.Early in the process, the Warriors reached out to former Utah Jazz coach Jerry Sloan and former Knicks and Rockets coach Jeff Van Gundy, but both declined to be interviewed. Warriors owner Joe Lacob has yet to take part in any discussions with candidates up to this point.

Is JaVale McGee coming back to Warriors? 'I hope so'

Is JaVale McGee coming back to Warriors? 'I hope so'

JaVale McGee spent the first eight years of his NBA career bouncing between four different teams.

Then the Warriors came along and took a flier on him prior to the 2016-17 season, signing him to a one-year contract.

He played a career-low in minutes per game, but he made the most of his time on the court, as he recorded the highest field goal percentage of his career.

And he became a cult hero with Warriors fans due to his numerous high-flying alley-oop dunks, garnering some of the loudest cheers among fans.

Now the free agent center hopes that he's found a home in Oakland.

Prior to his JugLife Celebrity Softball Game at the Oakland Coliseum on Saturday, McGee was asked if he think he's coming back to the Warriors for the 2017-18 season.

"I hope so, I hope I'm coming back," McGee said, according to KTVU.

Free agency begins July 1.

WATCH: Klay Thompson stuffed by rim on 360 degree dunk in China

WATCH: Klay Thompson stuffed by rim on 360 degree dunk in China

Maybe Klay Thompson should stick to 3-point shooting and defense.

Riding the high of winning his second NBA title, Thompson is touring China and tried to execute a 360 degree dunk on an outdoor court.

It didn't go well at all.

Thompson got stuffed on the front of the rim and went crashing to the asphalt. He was sprawled out along the baseline for a few seconds before returning to his feet.

No word on the health of the rim.