Stan Van Gundy Reportedly Interested In Golden State Warriors Job
It looks like it may be time for Stan Van Gundy to get back to coaching.
According to Yahoo! Sports the two may make for a marriage, while rumors continue to persist that Steve Kerr may be interested.
The former Orlando Magic and Miami Heat coach has interest in the Warriors’ opening, but an interview has yet to be set up. Golden State fired head coach Mark Jackson on Tuesday after three seasons and two playoff appearances. Van Gundy’s interest also speaks to the attractiveness of the Warriors’ job. He has not shown interest in coaching openings with the Los Angeles Lakers and Minnesota Timberwolves, a source said.
Van Gundy had a 371-208 combined record coaching the Heat (2003-05) and Magic (2007-12). The two-time Eastern Conference All-Star coach guided the Magic to the 2009 NBA Finals, where they lost to the Lakers. He has a career playoff record of 48-39.
Van Gundy was a Bay Area high school star at Alhambra High School in Martinez, Calif., and has been doing some radio color commentary during the NBA playoffs.
This could be a marriage made in heaven. Plus his interviews are almost as entaining as Gregg Popovich’s, you just have to lower your volume just a bit. He is a great and respected coach who has gotten some bad breaks in his career and knows how to coach superstars.
I’d be interested to see this marriage happen.