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08:10 AM ET 04.28 | Ultimately, Larry Riley concluded that Keith Smart did a good job at his post in Golden State, but that wasn't good enough for Joe Lacob. Obviously, Lacob's driving this train and I would expect the candidates to have some sort of defensive mindset and not be at the end of the career spectrum, since Riley several times said that stability was a goal with this hire. I guess you could see if Jerry Sloan has a key young aide and then hire them both, with a succession plan, but I don't know that succession plans work very well, especially in a new situation. Sounds to me much more like Dallas assistant Dwane Casey and Boston assistant Lawrence Frank (both with head-coaching experience), San Antonio assistant Mike Budenholzer, Lakers assistant Brian Shaw and a few others.

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April 28, 2011  08:13 AM ET

I will be surprised if Sloan coaches again. He just seems like the kind of guy that isn't eaten up by it.

April 28, 2011  08:13 AM ET

Lord I figured they would have been SMART and kept Smart at least one more season....I mena they did improve over the year before....But I dont think Sloan will be really excited about the rebuilding type of job....

April 28, 2011  08:21 AM ET

I thought Brian Shaw was taking over for Phil in LA. Musical coaches.

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April 28, 2011  08:33 AM ET
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I will be surprised if Sloan coaches again. He just seems like the kind of guy that isn't eaten up by it.

I have read that he has become a miserable an intolerable human being to be around.

April 28, 2011  08:39 AM ET
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I have read that he has become a miserable an intolerable human being to be around.

And he tells people to get off his lawn.

April 28, 2011  09:19 AM ET

Unless they sign him to a 20 year contract they will not live to see his worth. F Sloan. For all the years in Utah with no championship to boot he can kiss my **** to his grave...

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April 28, 2011  09:35 AM ET

Just say no, Bro.

April 28, 2011  09:37 AM ET
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I have read that he has become a miserable an intolerable human being to be around.

After his wife passed... I'm sure he is miserable. He needs to resolve that first...

April 28, 2011  09:48 AM ET
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I thought Brian Shaw was taking over for Phil in LA.............

San Jose newspaper......the reporter's just throwing out names.

Kinda like a wish list.

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April 28, 2011  10:02 AM ET
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After his wife passed... I'm sure he is miserable. He needs to resolve that first...

I didn't know that he lost his wife, that must be awful. I hope he can move past this and then, in time, find a team to coach.

April 28, 2011  10:10 AM ET

Sounds to me much more like Dallas assistant Dwane Casey and Boston assistant Lawrence Frank (both with head-coaching experience), San Antonio assistant Mike Budenholzer, Lakers assistant Brian Shaw and a few others.

Sounds to me like the Warriors once again have no clue what the hell they're doing. Sloan isn't about to take over this mess, and of those mentioned, not one of them has ever been successful anywhere. How about giving Smart something to work with by trying to improve player personnel.

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April 28, 2011  10:25 AM ET

Sloan is not goig to the Warriors!

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April 28, 2011  10:34 AM ET
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F Sloan. For all the years in Utah with no championship to boot he can kiss my **** to his grave...

Is there ever any thinking done before your **** comments? 23 years as a coach, and only 1 losing season--only coach in history with 15 consecutive winning seasons. 3rd winningest coach in NBA history, and a 60% winning percentage. It's obvious you have no knowledge or understanding of basketball. Why don't you just save yourself the embarrassment, and keep your thoughts to yourself.

April 28, 2011  10:52 AM ET
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Unless they sign him to a 20 year contract they will not live to see his worth. F Sloan. For all the years in Utah with no championship to boot he can kiss my **** to his grave...

How you wish your team had a coach like Jerry Sloan. Your comments are just dumb

 
April 28, 2011  11:26 AM ET

Hiring Sloan would put the team on a 5 year rebuilding effort. It would take that long to teach the intense defense Sloan would install, turn over personnel by dumping players who won't or can't play such intense defense and bring in those who can, and let them play together in that boring player-suppressing offense. All that, and at best the team would lose in the finals, more likely losing earlier in the playoffs, boring fans everywhere (even defense-minded ones).

It makes no sense. Bring in a coach with a personality and system more in line with the personnel you have. You are only 1 big man away from making the playoffs, and two away from being a real contender. WHY would you break up an entertaining team that could be something special, to install a slow, boring, lose-the-fans-from-the-arena-for-5-years-while-you-turn-over-the-roster system?

I really wish Larry Ellison had been able to buy the Warriors. Man, I wish that. We got second-rate ownership AGAIN (as evidenced by their stupid retention of Larry Riley). Ellison is probably going to buy the Hornets, they'll keep Chris Paul, and win a championship after he invests further in the team (Tyson Chandler would not have been shipped away, for example).

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