Timberwolves Still Seeking a Coach
Two more coaching hires were made in the NBA this week. The latest Wednesday was Steve Kerr to the Golden State Warriors. Kerr caught most offguard with the choice. Most analysts and people close to Kerr thought he would join his former coach Phil Jackson in New York to turn around the Knicks. Kerr is yet another individual with zero coaching experience on any level to take a head NBA job. He was a General Manager for Phoenix but has not been a head coach. His contract, 5 years 25 million dollars. Golden State fired Mark Jackson after he left the broadcast booth to take the job and led the team to the playoffs the past two seasons. Most recently Kerr was a broadcaster. The Detroit Pistons also hired Stan Van Gundy this week as coach and President of Basketball Operations. He has plenty of head coaching experience and was signed to a 5 year 35 million dollar contract. When Flip Saunders began his coaching search last month he said he wanted someone with either college or pro head coaching experience. Lionel Hollins just might be the guy, although I wouldn’t mind seeing Bill Laimbeer take over the team. Maybe he can get them to play with some intensity defensively. He has titles in the WNBA to his credit and is currently the Head Coach of the New York Liberty in the WNBA. What do you think ?