The “Oakland Tribune” reported Monday that the Golden State Warriors do not seem to be in any great rush to hire a new head coach for the team. According to the reports the club may wait until after the NBA Draft is held on June 23, before deciding on their next bench boss. The Warriors terminated former head coach Keith Smart back in the end of April after the team failed to make the NBA Post Season and ended the campaign with a record of 36-46. Joe Lacob who is one of the owners of the franchise is conducting the search for the next coach of the Warriors along with team Vice President Of Basketball Operations Larry Riley.
According to the report Golden State is currently considering a wide array of candidates for the post; some with previous head coaching experience in the Association as well as assistant coaches who have never been a head coach at any level. The Warriors reportedly have interest in former Cleveland Cavaliers coach Mike Brown who spent the current season out of the NBA. Former New Jersey Nets head coach Lawrence Frank now an assistant with the Boston Celtics is said to be on the list along with Brian Shaw from the Lakers and Dwane Casey an assistant with the Dallas Mavericks.
Smart took over the team just before the start of the regular season. He replaced former Warriors coach Don Nelson who was dismissed by the club last fall.