Rumors have already been flying about the Golden State Warriors potentially showing interest in former Miami Heat and Orlando Magic head coach Stan Van Gundy, but on Wednesday afternoon, an incredibly reputable source added fuel to the fire.
Stan Van Gundy’s candidacy has support in several corners of Golden State organization, but team hasn’t reached out yet, sources tell Yahoo.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) May 7, 2014
Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports indicates that the Warriors have made Van Gundy a candidate for their open head coaching position, but as important as that candidacy could be, there has been no official contact to this point. Earlier in the afternoon, Bovada released its official odds for the new head coach of the Warriors (yes, this really happened), and Van Gundy topped the list, but this was the most credibly report of Golden State’s interest to this point.
In eight years as a head coach in the league, Van Gundy has posted a 371-208 record (64.1% winning percentage), and he captained the Dwight Howard-led Magic to the NBA Finals during his stint. The 54-year-old has not coached in the NBA since 2011-2012, but all indications are that it has been his choice to remain out of the league, and he is widely considered to be the best tactician on the open market.