Sloan, Van Gundy decline interviews with Warriors

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Sloan, Van Gundy decline interviews with Warriors

May 13, 2011STEINMETZ ARCHIVEWARRIORS PAGE WARRIORS VIDEOMatt SteinmetzCSNBayArea.com

The Warriors have reached out to former Jazz coach Jerry Sloan and former Knicks and Rockets coach Jeff Van Gundy about their coaching opening, but both declined interviews with the team.
In Van Gundy's case, a source close to him said he was "intrigued" by the Warriors' position but didn't want get back into coaching at this time because of family reasons. According to a separate source, Sloan indicated to the Warriors that he was not likely to coach again.On April 27, the Warriors announced they were not picking up the 2011-12 option on head coach Keith Smart.
Since then, the Warriors have reached out to six known potential candidates. The Warriors have either interviewed or requested permission to interview Dallas assistant coach Dwane Casey and Los Angeles Lakers assistant coaches Brian Shaw and Chuck Person.

STEINMETZ: Warriors get permission to talk with Lakers' Shaw
The other candidate for the job is former Cleveland Cavaliers coach Mike Brown.The Warriors are said to also have interest in Boston Celtics assistant and former New Jersey Nets head coach Lawrence Frank.It is unknown when in the process the Warriors contacted Sloan and Van Gundy.Sloan, 69, was in his 23rd year of coaching the Jazz when he resigned in February, the longest tenure of any coach with one team in NBA history. His 1,221 wins rank third on the all-time coaching victories list behind Don Nelson and Lenny Wilkens.Van Gundy who grew up in Martinez, coached the Knicks for parts of seven seasons, making the playoffs six times and getting to the NBA Finals in 1999. He coached four years in Houston -- making the playoffs three seasons -- before stepping down after the 2006-07 season.

Report: Warriors GM Bob Myers was Lakers' No. 1 target

Report: Warriors GM Bob Myers was Lakers' No. 1 target

On Tuesday morning, the Lakers made sweeping changes to their front office.

Magic Johnson is now the president of basketball operations and both general manager Mitch Kupchak and executive VP of basketball operations Jim Buss were fired.

Los Angeles -- looking to hire a new GM -- originally targeted Warriors GM Bob Myers, according to The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski.

But as Wojnarowski reports: "After Myers signed a recent contract extension, it became clear to Lakers brass that it would be unable to lure Myers."

In September, the Warriors promoted Myers from general manager to president of basketball operations/general manager.

Myers was named the NBA Executive of the Year following the 2014-15 season.

After playing in D-League All-Star Game, Briante Weber recalled to Warriors

After playing in D-League All-Star Game, Briante Weber recalled to Warriors

The Warriors recalled guard Brianté Weber from the Santa Cruz Warriors of the NBA Development League, the team announced today.

Weber was assigned to Santa Cruz to allow him to participate in the 2017 NBA D-League All-Star Game on Saturday in New Orleans, where he tallied four points, two assists and two steals in 16 minutes for the West squad.

Weber, who signed his second 10-day contract with the Warriors on Feb. 14, has appeared in five games with Golden State this season, averaging 1.6 points and 1.0 assist in 8.2 minutes.

Prior to joining Golden State, the 6’2”, 165-pound guard appeared in 31 games (all starts) this season with the Sioux Falls Skyforce of the NBA D-League, averaging 16.5 points, 7.5 rebounds, 7.4 assists and 3.26 steals in 36.8 minutes and garnering NBA D-League Player of the Month honors in January.

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