The Golden State Warriors fired coach Mark Jackson on Tuesday, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Golden State plans to pursue several top coaching candidates, with Steve Kerr and Stan Van Gundy at the top of the list, league sources said. The possibility of reaching out to the Chicago Bulls for permission to speak with coach Tom Thibodeau will also be a consideration, league sources said. The Warriors will likely move quickly to reach out to Kerr, who has strong relationships with owner Joe Lacob and president Rick Welts, league sources said. Kerr's preference is to advance into negotiations with New York president Phil Jackson on coaching the Knicks, sources said, but he hasn't ruled out discussing the Warriors' opening. The Warriors also have interest in Iowa State's Fred Hoiberg, but he's been consistent in saying he wants to remain in college for the near future. Nevertheless, the Warriors have a deeply talented roster that makes this an attractive job.
Warriors fire Mark Jackson after three seasons
Yahoo! Sports | May 7