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Warriors assistant departs, seeking head-coaching post [report]

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One of the Warriors’ longtime assistants, who has been with the organization since the start of their championship run, is leaving. Former NBA player Jarron Collins has been with Golden State since 2014 and frequently credited by players and head coach Steve Kerr for his part in the team’s success.

Now, according to Mark J. Spears, Collins is leaving the team in search of head coaching opportunities. He told Spears the following:

“This is about myself and my own personal growth,” Collins told ESPN’s The Undefeated. “I had a conversation with [head coach] Steve [Kerr] and the Warriors. I’ve been there seven years and coached Hall of Fame players. We’ve won championships. I learned so much. For me, this is about taking the next journey and next step in my career.

“Obviously, Steve Kerr is the head coach and Mike Brown is the lead assistant. It’s time for me to step out and see whatever opportunities are out there for me.”

Collins told Spears he’s received some head coaching interest and has interviewed for head coaching positions in the past. At least three teams, in the Blazers, Magic and Celtics, have head coaching openings.

 

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