The Golden State Warriors have already contacted Steve Kerr and Stan Van Gundy for their head coaching vacancy, and may interview as many as 12 potential candidates.

The Warriors are also expected to contact the Chicago Bulls about the possibility of interviewing Tom Thibodeau.

"We're going to take our time in this process," Joe Lacob said. "We're going to interview a number of people. We have a very good idea of what we're interested in. But, to be sure and to do the appropriate job in looking for a coach, we will interview multiple people and make sure we're doing the right thing."

They're also believed to be considering the merits of former NBA head coaches Lionel Hollins, Mike D'Antoni, George Karl and Jerry Sloan, and college head coaches Fred Hoiberg and Kevin Ollie, and are waiting for assistants David Fizdale, Alvin Gentry and Nate McMillan, the latter two former head coaches, to complete playoff runs.