Luke Walton is expected to meet with Vlade Divac after the first round to discuss the Sacramento Kings' head coaching vacancy.
Walton had a conversation with Phil Jackson that was leaked to the media as an informal job interview.
“Right now, I just want to focus on the playoffs,” Walton said Monday before Game 2 of the Warriors-Rockets series. “I don’t want this (speculation) to take away from what we’re trying to do. So I really don’t want to talk about it. I hope you understand.”
Walton ascended the coaching ranks when he led the Warriors to a 39-4 record without Steve Kerr.
With Kerr's uncertain health status and the Warriors' contender status, Walton can afford to be picky when it comes to a head coaching opportunity.