While Steve Kerr is mulling over his future, the Warriors have another coaching candidate in former Miami and Orlando coach Stan Van Gundy.
Van Gundy told 740 The Game in Orlando on Thursday that the Warriors did reach out to gauge interest but that he had yet to meet with the team.
"I think that there have been calls to gauge interest, and until you get a chance to actually talk to somebody, it's even hard to say if they're interested or if I would be," Van Gundy told the station.
Van Gundy, 54, attended Alhambra High in Martinez and described how while growing up he was a "huge fan" of the Warriors as they won the NBA championship in 1975. He recalled that while as an assistant for Miami coaching against the Warriors in 2003, he gave money to ball boys to try to secure a Nate Thurmond bobblehead but never got one because the giveaways were delayed in arriving.
In three seasons with Miami and five with Orlando, Van Gundy compiled a 371-208 record. He led the Magic to playoff appearances in all five seasons, including an NBA Finals appearance in 2009, and hasn't coached since getting fired in 2012.
Does he want to get back into coaching?
"Part of me does, and part of me doesn't," Van Gundy said. "Look, we're so happy in Central Florida. It would really have to be a great situation for me to get back in. I miss a lot of it. I really do. I miss the competition. I miss the challenge. I miss the camaraderie of it. But I also like the time that I've had, so we'll just have to see what happens."
Kerr, who has drawn interest from both the Warriors and New York Knicks, was expected to consult with family members in San Diego about his future.
"Nothing new tonight," Mike Tannenbaum, Kerr's agent, wrote in a Friday email.
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