Stan Van Gundy will be interviewed for the Golden State Warriors' vacant head-coaching position in the near future, according to ESPN.com's Marc Stein:
Hearing Stan Van Gundy's first formal Warriors interview is "imminent." ESPN reported Saturday that SVG is "closest thing" to GSW top target— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) May 12, 2014
Golden State reportedly thinks Steve Kerr is headed to the New York Knicks, and Warriors owner Joe Lacob, who is close to Kerr, is becoming a Van Gundy supporter, according to Yahoo Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski:
Warriors haven't had serious talks w/ Kerr in days, w/ owner Joe Lacob rapidly joining management in believing Stan Van Gundy's best choice.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) May 12, 2014
Van Gundy isn't the only one on Golden State's list — the team is expected to inquire about Chicago Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau's availability and interview Lionel Hollins this week at the draft combine — but it does sound like he is at the top of the list. Van Gundy was a world-class head coach with the Orlando Magic, and it'd be interesting to see what he could do with the talented Warriors.