Apr 16, 2014; San Antonio, TX, USA; Los Angeles Lakers head coach Mike D'Antoni reacts during the first half against the San Antonio Spurs at AT&T Center. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports

NBA rumors: Mike D'Antoni, Mike Dunleavy interested in Warriors head coach vacancy

On Tuesday, the Golden State Warriors fired head coach Mark Jackson, who had one year remaining on his contract, and there are already a number of names who are beginning to surface in connection to the vacancy.

TNT analyst Steve Kerr, who has also been linked to the New York Knicks head coaching vacancy, is one potential candidate for the Warriors opening and Sam Amick of USA Today passed along two more names that would be interested in the job.

Amick wrote:

TNT analyst Steve Kerr has yet to speak with the Warriors but likely has interest in the job, according to a person familiar with his situation.

Also interested in the job are former Lakers and New York Knicks coach Mike D’Antoni and former Clippers and Portland coach Mike Dunleavy, according to a person familiar with the situation.

It would be great to see the Warriors add an offensive mind like D’Antoni to go with their talented roster of players, and he would also be able to stay out West in California to stick it to the Lakers.

The Warriors coaching search will waste no time getting underway, so it will be interesting to see how it all shakes out.

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  • setrue

    Mike D’Antoni system just did not fit the Lakers personnel and Kobe’s style. But it would be a GREAT fit for Warriors current players who are young, run, and shoot threes well. Perfect match imo. Why are the Warrior interested in a broadcaster with no coaching experience is beyond me. Plus, Kerr is a Phil Jackson Triangle Offense system guy, how’s that going to fit current Warriors personnel? Do not see the reason for the fascination with Kerr at all.