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May 31, 2015 Updates

Following the announcement of the deal, Warriors head coach Steve Kerr issued a statement: I’m extremely happy for Alvin and wish him the best of luck in this new challenge. He’s had a tremendous impact on the success of our team this season and, personally, has been instrumental in my development as a coach. His experience as a head coach in the NBA has been invaluable during my first season and will, likewise, serve the Pelicans well as they move forward. Our loss is New Orleans’ gain and I know he’ll do an outstanding job with the Pelicans once the NBA Finals are completed. CSNBayArea.com

May 30, 2015 Updates

Former Chicago Bulls and Clippers head coach Vinny Del Negro was also interviewed, as was former Toronto Raptors head coach Sam Mitchell and Iowa State coach Fred Hoiberg. Despite the widely-held assumption that the Pelicans would consider recently-fired Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau, there was no communication between those two parties. USA Today Sports

Marc J. Spears: Brian Shaw is an Oakland native who attended Warriors practice today. The Shaw family also moved back to their Oakland Hills home today, too Twitter @SpearsNBAYahoo

The Chicago Bulls are negotiating a five-year contract with Iowa State coach Fred Hoiberg to become their next head coach, multiple league sources told ESPN's Andy Katz and Nick Friedell. Sources expect the deal to get done by the middle of next week at the latest. While contract language is still being hammered out, multiple sources said the feeling from many within the Bulls organization is that the deal is all but complete. ESPN.com

Several confidants of Thibodeau have encouraged him to take next season off, collect his Bulls salary and survey potential jobs for the 2016-17 season. According to three people who spoke to Thibodeau, Bulls Chairman Jerry Reinsdorf's stinging statement on his firing hurt but otherwise he sounded buoyed and optimistic about his future. One Thibodeau confidant even said he talked appreciatively about his five-year run in Chicago, a city in which he loved to coach with a roster he also admired. Chicago Tribune

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