Add one more name to the list of assistants that Steve Kerr is looking to add to his coaching staff on the Golden State Warriors: Ron Adams, who is currently an assistant with the Boston Celtics.
According to Mark Murphy of the Boston Herald, the Warriors were granted permission to interview the Celtics’ top assistant, and will do so next Tuesday.
Adams is well-respected and would bring a lot of experience to the Warriors. He spent last season on Brad Stevens’ staff in Boston, and previously had stints in Chicago, Oklahoma City, Milwaukee, San Antonio, Philadelphia, and was a player personnel scout in Portland. He has been coaching in the NBA since 1992.
However, Adams, who is 66, is “said to be making a decision about the final years of his coaching career,” according to the Herald. “Finishing up that long career with a contending team obviously has appeal.”
The Warriors certainly offer him that opportunity. Although the Celtics have a storied history, they are in the midst of a rebuild and certainly won’t make the jump to being a contender next season. In Golden State, Adams would join a team that is on the up-and-up.
Reports from Thursday night suggested that the Warriors are also looking at bringing in Alvin Gentry, David Blatt, and Chip Engelland as assistants.