Ted Sillanpaa blog: Reports have Warriors contacting Van Gundy, waiting on Kerr

It might seem that the Golden State Warriors are rushing to hire TNT analyst Steve Kerr to be their next head coach, but reports to that effect are being disputed by some of the top NBA writers in the country.

The Warriors are interested in Stan Van Gundy, who has won 61 percent of his games as an NBA head coach.

The New York Daily News' Frank Isola quoted a league source early Wednesday saying that "the Warriors job is his if Steve Kerr wants it."

It doesn't make a great deal of sense that the club would rush to hand the job to the former Suns' general manager despite his having never coached a game in NBA or college. Isola covers the New York Knicks who, before Golden State fired Mark Jackson, were on the verge of signing Kerr to coach under new club president and Kerr mentor Phil Jackson.

Well, it turns out that the Warriors most likely aren't just waiting on Kerr to choose between their post and the Knicks' job. They apparently know how many candidates they'd like to interview and that they are quite interested in one veteran NBA head man.

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