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.