April 28, 2011
Now that Keith Smart is a piece of Golden State Warriors history, the team is looking for its next head coach. For those of you keeping score at home, this will be the team's third coach in three seasons.
The Contra Costa Times reports that the team's head of basketball operations, Larry Riley, said he's looking for someone who is going to stick for a little longer and is good with young players.
"The main thing," Riley said, according to the paper, "is we do feel like we need a new direction." The team has missed the playoffs for 16 of the last 17 seasons.
Sources told the paper that former Cleveland Cavaliers coach Mike Brown, Dallas Mavericks assistant coach Dwane Casey, San Antonio Spurs assistant Mike Budenholzer and Boston Celtics assistant Lawrence Frank are on the team's list as possible replacements for Smart.