Everyone’s favorite red-head may be the new assistant coach of the Golden State Warriors according to Adrian Wojnarowski. Reports say that the team and head coach Mark Jackson met with Brian Scalabrine last week to discuss the job. According to sources, the talks have “intensified,” though no official word regarding the progress has been released yet.
Though Scalabrine was never an impact player in the NBA, he was certainly a fan-favorite. Over the course of 11 NBA seasons, he played for the New Jersey Nets, the Boston Celtics, and the Chicago Bulls. In 520 career games he averaged 3.1 points and a couple rebounds.
The Golden State Warriors are down two assistant coaches, as Mike Malone left to take the reins for the Sacramento Kings and Bob Beyer left to be an assistant for the Charlotte Bobcats.
This isn’t Scalabrine’s first coaching offer. After his final NBA season in 2011-2012, Scalabrine was approached by Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau with an opportunity to join his staff. Scalabrine decline the offer, opting instead to pursue his interest in broadcasting. Since retiring he has carved out a little niche for himself as an analyst doing Comcast SportsNet’s Celtics coverage.
We will certainly keep you posted on developments. Warriors fan or not, it is safe to say pretty much all basketball watchers would love to have Scalabrine back in their lives.