The NBA season is still months away, but the Golden State Warriors are still putting together their coaching staff for the upcoming season. Rookie head coach Steve Kerr was not able to start the process of finding a coaching staff immediately after he was hired because he was still under contract with TNT. Now, Kerr’s coaching staff is beginning to take shape and begin working on improving the team next season.
After spending quite a few dollars on Alvin Gentry and Ron Adams, the Warriors have added some fresh new faces to the staff. According to Diamond Leung of the San Jose Mercury News, Jarron Collins and Bruce Fraser have joined Kerr’s coaching staff in Golden State:
The Warriors’ coaching staff under Steve Kerr will include assistant coaches of player development Jarron Collins and Bruce Fraser.
Collins was a Stanford star alongside twin brother Jason Collins and later played 10 years in the NBA, including one season with Phoenix while Kerr was the Suns’ general manager.
Fraser played with Kerr at the University of Arizona and later worked for Kerr as a Suns scout.
The Warriors also officially announced the hiring of associate head coach Alvin Gentry and assistant coaches Ron Adams and Luke Walton.
Kerr will have two of the most respected and experienced coaches by his side on the sidelines next season, but the Warriors have also been hiring some young coaches with recent NBA and collegiate experience. Collins and Fraser will be working with the player’s development on a daily basis and both have a history with Kerr, which should help with the chemistry within the coaching staff.
Kerr might bring in more of his buddies from Phoenix or the University of Arizona, but so far the Warriors have done an excellent job of proving Kerr with a great coaching staff that will help him in his first year as head coach .