As the Dubs march toward a second consecutive title this Spring, Walton is already fielding interviews for head coaching gigs around the league. After Golden State gave Walton permission to take part in the interview process while still coaching the Warriors, he talked to both the New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets, according to Marc Berman of the New York Post.
Initially, Berman indicated that Walton hadn't ruled out the Knicks position after talking with his former coach and current Knicks president, Phil Jackson. However, follow up reports point to the contrary.
According to Frank Isola of New York Daily News, Walton told Jackson he is not interested in coaching the Knicks next season.
Walton is still quite young among coaching circles, and he'll surely have no shortage of opportunities to man his own ship down the road. Given the stability he has in Golden State with the best team in the NBA, one can understand why he wouldn't be hasty in departing.
When you have Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, and a revolutionary offensive attack that is changing the way basketball is played and consumed by fans, it's not easy to leave it for a messy situation in New York. Even though Walton has a history with the triangle, he is learning more and more under Steve Kerr and the Warriors' perimeter-based system.
Eventually, a job opening will come up that Walton won't be able to turn down. For now, he's focused on winning another championship by the Bay.