Just days after Alvin Gentry reportedly joined Steve Kerr’s coaching staff, another domino falls as it appears Kerr has now added former Chicago Bulls and Oklahoma City Thunder assistant Ron Adams. Adams was most recently on Brad Stevens’ staff with the Boston Celtics.
The news was first reported by Marc Stein:
Rumbles in NBA coaching circles, meanwhile, say Warriors closing in on another accomplished name for Steve Kerr’s bench: Ron Adams
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) June 22, 2014
Brad Stevens on Ron Adams (Boston Globe, October 2013):
“What I love about Ron is he understands the process, he understands the big picture, but he challenges you to be great every day,” Stevens said.
“He is the first guy to tell you that you did something right, but he’s also not afraid to say, ‘We need to do this differently, or we need to change this, or this probably will be tough to do.’
“It’s not easy to be the guy who says that. And I really appreciate that. It’s one of the reasons I brought him on.”