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Ted Sillanpaa blog: Van Gundy says Warriors made contact, remains torn over potential return to NBA

With Steve Kerr on the verge of signing a contract to coach the New York Knicks, media attention turns to Stan Van Gundy as the leading candidate for the vacant Golden State Warriors coaching job.

And, that's all it is -- media attention. The Warriors haven't issued a statement explaining the process they'll use to hire a head coach to replace fired Mark Jackson.

(This story also appears on Ted Sillanpaa's blog: http://overtime.blogs.pressdemocrat.com/)

Before hiring Jackson, the Warriors interviewed a large pool of candidates. Then, co-owner Joe Lacob interviewed three finalists before selecting Jackson. That makes it unlikely that initial reports that the Warriors were ready to hire Kerr immediately were true. They're apparently compiling a list of candidates right now.

Kerr's agent, Mike Tannenbaum, is talking with the Knicks, according to the New York Post. The two sides believe a deal will be made early this week. Kerr, the Post reports, plans to join Knicks president Jackson in Chicago for the NBA Draft combine Thursday.


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