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Trail Blazers Assistant Nate Tibbetts Could Join Warriors' Coaching Staff

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Tibbetts has drawn interest from a few teams around the league after the Blazers outperformed expectations in 2016.

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Nate Tibbetts, who interviewed for a head coaching position with the Memphis Grizzlies last week, is now in the running for another coveted coaching job. Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reports that Tibbetts is a "serious candidate" to replace Luke Walton as the Golden State Warriors pursue an assistant to fill his shoes.

Tibbetts and Charlotte assistant Stephen Silas are two of the serious candidates to replace new Lakers coach Luke Walton on the Warriors’ bench next season, league sources said.

Tibbetts and Silas traveled to Oklahoma City to meet with Warriors officials on Monday night. Golden State had to expedite the hiring process or risk losing preferred candidates to other teams.

The other candidate addressed by Wojnaroswki, Silas, is a finalist for the Houston Rockets head coaching job, but is also on the Blazers’ radar. If Tibbetts is hired on with Golden State, there is a chance that Silas joins the staff in Portland.