Report: Ron Adams expected to travel less in revised role with Warriors
Golden State Warriors assistant Ron Adams is expected to travel less with the team in a revised role with the organization.
Adams recently interviewed with the Los Angeles Lakers, but turned down a position with them, returning to the Warriors in a tweaked role that will have him focused more on player development, according to Anthony Slater of The Athletic.
The 71-year-old has been among the most trusted assistants for head coach Steve Kerr, almost a right-hand man as the known defensive coordinator of this team.
His new role with the team will force a reconfiguration of the bench, as the staff will be moved around in different roles.
The Warriors have lost a significant piece of their coaching staff or executive branch in every season of this five-year run. Kerr initially lost assistant Alvin Gentry to the New Orleans Pelicans upon winning the title in 2015, then Luke Walton, who coached most of the season in his name after an illness.
Golden State consequently lost advisor Jerry West in 2017 to the LA Clippers, and also assistant GM Travis Schlenk and head performance therapist Chelsea Lane to the Atlanta Hawks.
This year was Willie Green, a former player and one of Kerr’s assistants, who took an opportunity with the Phoenix Suns las month.
There has already been a lot of change on this 2019-20 roster, but there will also be some new faces on the bench. Luckily for Kerr and company, Adams’ one will be a familiar one that will remain as the team makes its move to the brand new Chase Center.