Rumors surrounding Mark Jackson's job security with the Warriors have been swirling for months, but with Golden State exiting after just one round in the 2014 NBA playoffs, the whispers have begun to grow louder.
Tim Kawakami of the San Jose Mercury News sheds some light on two very interesting potential candidates that could be in line for the opening should Jackson be let go:
It could be about Iowa State coach Fred Hoiberg -- is Warriors management's theoretical top choice willing to talk about coming to the Warriors?
Tell Lacob and general manager Bob Myers that Hoiberg or broadcaster Steve Kerr are live, interested options… and that might make Jackson's departure a fait accompli.
Steve Kerr has long been linked to the head coaching job with the New York Knicks, leaving that rumor slightly hollow, but news around Hoiberg and a potential pursuit are intriguing. The 41-year-old former NBA player is one of the hottest names in all of coaching at the moment following a 28-win season at Iowa State and an NCAA tournament run. Hoiberg has been rumored to be in the sights of a handful of coach-needy franchises.
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