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The mastermind behind the Warriors’ defense is staying in the Bay. Ron Adams, the Warriors’ assistant coach who joined Steve Kerr’s staff when Kerr joined the team in 2014, was offered the chance to join the Los Angeles Lakers this summer after receiving permission to interview from the Warriors. But according to a report by ESPN’s Ohm Youngmisuk, Adams has spurned the Lakers to stay with the Warriors in a “revised role”.
Ron Adams declines Lakers’ job, will stay with Warriors in a revised role https://t.co/FvX7uDyQo9
— Ohm Youngmisuk (@NotoriousOHM) July 11, 2019
The decision is far from surprising, after Adams was spotted watching the Warriors’ Summer League games in Las Vegas while sitting courtside. It was assumed that Adams would not be at the Warriors’ Summer League games if he was leaving for the Lakers, something that Youngmisuk’s report has shown to be a correct assumption.
When Ron Adams sits court side pic.twitter.com/Af59kuAaE6
— Ethan Strauss (@SherwoodStrauss) July 7, 2019
In addition to being a great defensive coach, Adams is also still a fantastic defender, as KNBR’s Sam Hustis captured here, in a video of Adams putting the clamps on Klay Thompson in practice.
Ron Adams out here putting the clamps on Klay Thompson pic.twitter.com/LLy7RosTgP
— Sam Hustis (@SamHustis) February 12, 2019