New Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr knows full well that his inexperience may very well be a handicap heading into his first season on the bench. This is a primary reason that he has targeted the likes of Tyrone Corbin and Alvin Gentry for positions on his staff.
While neither of those former NBA head coaches have signed up with Golden State, it is apparently looking to bring on someone with a more extensive resume. According to Yahoo, Kerr is targeting Maccabi Tel Aviv head coach David Blatt.
Blatt’s hiring would be an immense coup for Kerr, who could lean on the European coaching icon to transform what had been an underachieving and uncreative offense under former coach Mark Jackson.
Blatt is engaged in talks to join Kerr’s staff as the top assistant coach, a move that Blatt had been reluctant to make in past years. Kerr and Blatt met on Thursday to discuss the job, league sources said.
The 55-year-old Blatt was previously the Russian National Team head coach from 2006-2012 and has been coaching in Europe since 1993. He led Maccabi Tel Aviv to a championship over Real Madrid this year.
Hiring Blatt would be huge for Kerr and the Warriors.