Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr wants nothing but the best for his former player Shaun Livingston, who recently announced his retirement from the NBA.
On Twitter, Kerr thanked Livingston for playing for him in the past five years. The Dubs coach then went on to call the veteran guard “an amazing combination of talent, grace and character.”
It’s hard to express how thankful I am to have coached this man the past 5 years. What an amazing combination of talent, grace, & character. I will miss his calm leadership,his presence, his passing & his turnaround jumpers in the post. Nothing but great things ahead! https://t.co/rWCPXfFmfB
— Steve Kerr (@SteveKerr) September 14, 2019
Livingston played for the Warriors for five seasons and was an integral part of the team’s dynasty that won three championships. He was one of the team’s best role players, as he can do all the little things on the court.
Unfortunately, the Warriors decided to start over after losing Kevin Durant to the Brooklyn Nets this offseason. They waived Livingston in order to make room for some of the newcomers on the squad.
Livingston played a total of 833 games in his NBA career, averaging 6.3 points, 2.4 rebounds and 3.0 assists. He started his career with the Los Angeles Clippers, where he spent the first three years of his career. After that, he bounced around the league with brief stints with the Miami Heat, Oklahoma City Thunder, Washington Wizards, Charlotte Hornets, Milwaukee Bucks, Cleveland Cavaliers and Brooklyn Nets. He then joined the Warriors in 2014.
As Golden State ushers in a new era, they are making sure that players who made a significant contribution in their rise to the top will never be forgotten. While it is unclear if they will go as far as retiring Livingston’s number, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see them honor him next season.