Of course, the Warriors won't want a lame-duck coach next season and Kerr has a good chance to add a third title before Gruden even coaches another game with the Raiders.
Tyler Bischoff hosts Coaches Corner on AM 720 KDWN Monday through Friday at 6:00 pm. One candidate was with the Oakland Raiders. After leading the Raiders to 8-8 records his first two years, Gruden helped the team reach the AFC title game following the 2000 season and got Oakland back into the playoffs the following season. He won the Super Bowl the following year, defeating the Raiders by a 48-21 score. Ditka became legendary in the city thanks to leading the Bears to their only Super Bowl title following the 1985 season, but he was sacked after going 5-11 in 1992.
The 54-year-old spent seven seasons as the Bucs coach, but was sacked following the 2008 campaign after a 9-7 term.
Gruden previously coached the Raiders from 1998 through 2001, compiling a 38-26 regular-season record and a 2-2 record in two playoff appearances.
Gruden's younger brother, Jay, is headed into his fifth season as coach in Washington.
"Well, thank you." Gruden said.
The Raiders, meanwhile, have gone through nine different head coaches since firing Gruden.
This would not mark the first time the Raiders brought back a coach for a second stint. Shell went 2-14 that season and was sacked after one year. He led the Buccaneers to the Super Bowl title over Oakland the following season.