With Mike Brown replacing Phil Jackson in Los Angeles, there is one less candidate on the Warriors list of potential head coaches. However, that does not mean the Warriors are at a disadvantage; in fact, this bodes very well for the team.
By bringing Jerry West aboard, the Warriors brass gained an immense amount of respect from the league and the fans; therefore, the Warriors must capitalize and sign Rick Adelman to be the new head coach.
Although he is in his mid-60s, Adelman boasts a very nice resume with the only unsuccessful stop being—you guessed it—in Oakland. Times have changed, however—new ownership, new uniforms, new mantra, anything to get away from those dismal Cohan years.
Rick Adelman would be the perfect fit for the Golden State Warriors because of the way their roster is set up. Let’s take a look at what the starting five should be heading into next season: PG Stephen Curry, SG Monta Ellis, SF Dorell Wright, PF David Lee, C Ekpe Udoh.
That starting five draws comparisons, in my opinion, to the early-2000s Sacramento Kings coached by none other than Rick Adelman himself. What the Golden State Warriors have is a poor-man’s version that potentially could be even better under Adelman.