ESPN’s Marc Stein is reporting that despite support from his players, Mark Jackson could be out as Warriors head coach. According to Stein, the Warriors have identified Stan Van Gundy and Steve Kerr as potential replacements for Jackson.
Two coaching names known to interest Golden State greatly, sources say, are Steve Kerrand Stan Van Gundy. I find it equally tough to picture Kerr turning Phil Jackson down now, as far as Kerr’s dalliance with the Knicks has gone, so look for the Warriors to explore the SVG option hard if (when?) Jackson’s reign is brought to an end.
Tim Kawakami of the San Jose Mercury News reported recently that the Warriors would likewise court Iowa State’s Fred Hoiberg if (when?) they have an opening. In either case, chances are some determined lobbying would have to be done, since Hoiberg has made no secret of his intent to stay with the Cyclones, while Van Gundy would have to be pulled away from the satisfying combination of broadcasting work and focusing on family life.
Jackson should survive this, but it’s more like he’ll be on the outs in Golden State.