Shaun Livingston has officially joined the Golden State Warriors in a front-office role.
The three-time Warriors champion spoke to reporters on Tuesday about his role with the franchise:
Shaun Livingston equated his new role with the Warriors as a "hybrid" position. He will become a key part of the front office, but also be a useful veteran voice around the locker room, when needed. Here's a quick back-and-forth with him on it. pic.twitter.com/RmfdLPuA5J
— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) September 15, 2020
Livingston would ultimately like to be an NBA general manager one day.
Monday was a big day for the Warriors, as they brought back Shaun Livingston and Leandro Barbosa. Multiple players around the NBA applauded Golden State for the moves since the franchise is taking care of its ex-players.
During the regular season with the Warriors, Livingston averaged 5.4 points, 2.0 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game while shooting 52.0 percent from the field. He was beloved by his teammates and head coach Steve Kerr, so it makes sense Golden State owner Joe Lacob and president of basketball operations Bob Myers made this move.
With stars Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson back in the fold next season, the Warriors will likely return to the playoffs. Golden State had the worst record in the NBA in 2019-20 before games were suspended in March due to COVID-19, but that was only because Curry appeared in just five games and Thompson missed the entire campaign.
The Warriors have the No. 2 overall pick in the 2020 draft. Pundits are interested to see what Myers and Kerr are going to do with the pick, as they could draft a young player or trade the pick for a proven star.