The Golden State Warriors are in talks with ex-player Brian Scalabrine to become an assistant coach, according to Yahoo! Sports reporter Adrian Wojnarowski. Warriors head coach Mark Jackson and team management met with Scalabrine last week, and conversations about the open position have intensified over recent days.
Golden State lost two assistant coaches during the offseason. Mike Malone was hired by the Sacramento Kings as their next head coach, and Bob Beyer joined the Charlotte Bobcats as an assistant.
Scalabrine last played for the Chicago Bulls in 2011-12 before joining Comcast Sports in Boston to work telecasts of Boston Celtics games. He turned down an opportunity to join Tom Thibodeau's staff after retiring in 2012. Scalabrine spent 11 seasons in the NBA with the New Jersey Nets, Celtics and Bulls.