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.

Warriors assign Jones, who will play for Santa Cruz vs Reno

Warriors assign Jones, who will play for Santa Cruz vs Reno

The Warriors assigned rookie center Damian Jones to the Santa Cruz Warriors of the NBA Development League, the team announced today.

Jones will be in uniform for tonight’s game against the Reno Bighorns, which tips off at 7pm from Golden 1 Center in Sacramento.                                  

Jones has appeared in 17 games (10 starts) with the Santa Cruz Warriors over the course of seven assignments this season, averaging 7.2 points, 6.8 rebounds and 1.94 blocks in 23.9 minutes.

The 7’0”, 245-pound center has appeared in eight games with Golden State this season, averaging 1.4 points and 1.4 rebounds in 5.6 minutes per contest.

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Reports: Warriors can reacquire Andrew Bogut, but reunion not likely

Reports: Warriors can reacquire Andrew Bogut, but reunion not likely

The Warriors can reportedly bring back Andrew Bogut this season after all.

The league reviewed the rules and Golden State is eligible to sign Bogut, according to multiple reports.

On Thursday, Bogut was traded to Philadelphia and once reports surfaced that the 76ers would potentially buy Bogut out, speculation began as to where the big man would ultimately sign.

The initial belief was that even if the Warriors and Bogut wanted to reunite, the CBA would not allow it.

However, The Vertical's Bobby Marks pointed out:

Marks is correct.

And according to ESPN's Marc Stein:

As of Friday morning, Bogut is still a member of the 76ers.