No vote of confidence for Warriors coach Keith Smart
The future of Warriors coach Keith Smart is still unsettled and will
remain that way for another week or two, according to co-owner Joe Lacob
and general manager Larry Riley.
Neither decision-maker was especially complimentary of Smart’s rookie
season, and speaking in separate media sessions Friday, both Lacob and
Riley were vague on how the coach will ultimately be evaluated.
Since Lacob is in New York for the NBA Board of Governors meetings
and has commitments into next week, he predicted that he and Riley will
start discussing Smart’s future in eight to 10 days.
"We’re going to sit down, analytically evaluate the season along
multiple dimensions, and we’re going to talk to Keith," Lacob said via
conference call. "We’re going to figure out if he’s the right guy moving
forward. Certainly, he has done a good job in many respects, and I
think it’s a question of what we see as the vision going forward.
"Is he the right guy? We don’t have an answer to that, but we’re going to sit down and have a discussion."
Smart went 36-46, a 10-win improvement over the 2009-10 season.
However, he couldn’t fix the Warriors’ defensive and rebounding
problems, and they finished 27th in points allowed and last in