The Golden State Warriors begin the second half of the NBA season unsure who will be in charge of the team.

Coach Don Nelson, beset by sickness and stress throughout a disappointing season, met with Warriors owner Chris Cohan over the All-Star weekend to discuss his future.The meetings came amid a report Nelson would step down today as coach and general manager, and assistant coach Bob Lanier would be appointed interim coach.

The San Jose Mercury News reported Nelson would be given a $1 million settlement. The newspaper also said Donn Nelson, the coach's son and a Warriors assistant coach, would step down with his father.

Warriors spokeswoman Julie Marvel said Sunday that Cohan and the elder Nelson met in Phoenix during the weekend.

"Nothing has been decided. They're continuing to talk," Marvel said. "(Nelson) is still continuing to meet with Cohan on his future."

Marvel said Lanier, who was at St. Bonaventure this weekend as part of the 25th anniversary celebrating the Bonnies' 1970 trip to the NCAA Final Four, was expected to rejoin the team at practice today in Oakland.

Lanier was an All-American center at St. Bonaventure before a distinguished NBA career. He was hired by the Warriors this season.

It has been a tumultuous season for Nelson and the Warriors, who made the playoffs last season but were just 14-31 at the All-Star break. Golden State has lost 30 of its last 37 games.

The Warriors have been decimated by serious injuries to Chris Mullin, Ricky Pierce and Rony Seikaly. And the team has not recovered from the early-season trade of Chris Webber, last year's NBA Rookie of the Year, to Washington for Tom Gugliotta.

Webber forced the trade, saying he could never be happy playing for Nelson. The move left Nelson demoralized and led to tension between the coach and some of his players.

Nelson was hospitalized with viral pneumonia in mid-December and missed seven games. He returned at the start of January, vowing to deal better with the stress of the job, but the team continued to unravel.

All-Star guard Latrell Sprewell was suspended for a game for skipping practice in mid-January, and rookie center Clifford Rozier had a similar suspension at the end of the month.

Nelson missed two more games in early February with the flu, and skipped last Thursday's game at Denver to be with his ailing mother in Phoenix.