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Ron Adams rejects Lakers, will stay with Warriors in ‘revised role’ [report]

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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”.

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.

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.


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