Only one day after Stan Van Gundy spurned the Golden State Warriors to become the president of basketball operations and the head coach of the Detroit Pistons, the Warriors found a new head coach. Steve Kerr ditched the New York Knicks and went with Golden State; and the decision is not as crazy as you think.
The Knicks are clearly in shambles. Carmelo Anthony is not a lock to stay with the team, and the 2014-15 team is not looking any better than last season’s squad. The fact that the Knicks do not have any young substantial talent is scary and would scare any prime head-coaching candidate like Kerr.
Golden State has Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green who are all budding stars. Not to mention a veteran core with Andrew Bogut and Andre Iguodala. The choice for Kerr was not hard. However, the Warriors just fired a coach who led the team to 51 wins. The expectations are high for Kerr, who will bring a championship background as a player to the Bay Area.
The Warriors have a lot of talent on the team. With the west getting stronger, Golden State better have found the coach to lead them to the promised land. Curry and Thompson are very much in their prime and are capable of getting Golden State to the Finals. Now it is up to Kerr to coach them there.