HoopsHype Darren Erman rumors
There was, however, one issue that seemed to spark his competitive nature -- when I asked about No. 1 assistant Michael Malone landing the Sacramento Kings head-coaching gig and the perception that losing Malone could severely hamper the Warriors' sideline brainpower. Jackson said it's likely that No. 2 assistant Pete Myers will move up to the top slot and No. 3 Darren Erman will move into Myers' role and that he sees no need to search for a proven "X-and-O guy" to replace Malone. And while Jackson praised Malone for all he did -- "he was great for me" -- Jackson suggested it's a fantasy to presume that Malone was the Warriors' singular strategic mastermind. San Jose Mercury-News
Source: The Warriors are more than likely going to have to replace two assistant coaches, not just one. Mike Malone taking the Kings' head-coaching job creates one vacancy and Bob Beyer is a candidate either to go with Malone to Sacramento or join Steve Clifford, the Bobcats' new head coach. Beyer and Clifford know each other well from their days in Orlando as Magic assistant coaches. Don't look for the Warriors to be in a rush to fill the vacancies; assistant coach Darren Erman is in charge of the summer-league team, so the team is adequately covered as far as offseason responsibilities. Sulia
Oakland’s Garfield Elementary school was all smiles as Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors visited their school on Monday, September 17 for the Clean Up the Classroom with The Clorox Company community event. As the tip-off event to the Warriors Back to School Week, the fourth-year Warriors guard joined Assistant Coaches Darren Erman and Kris Weems and spent the morning with Garfield’s 580 elementary school students, speaking about the importance of education and keeping a clean and tidy classroom. Curry, the coaches and The Clorox Company spokeswoman Rita Gorenberg spoke to the 3rd and 4th graders during an assembly followed by classroom visits to each 5th grade class. “We’re here to promote healthy lifestyles and classroom education; there’s a lot of students at this school so we want to make sure everybody’s taking care of themselves and provide a healthy environment to learn,” Curry said. NBA.com
New Warriors coach Mark Jackson and top assistant Mike Malone pretty much have their staff set. The new assistant coaches aren't expected to be officially announced until August, but Bay Area News Group confirmed Pete Myers, Wes Unseld Jr. and Darren Erman have agreed in principle to join the Warriors. Myers, a teammate of Jackson in New York, was an assistant for nine seasons in Chicago before working as a scout last year. Unseld Jr., the son of former NBA star Wes Unseld, spent 14 years in the Washington organization, and Erman worked for Boston the past four years. San Jose Mercury-News
The Golden State Warriors have agreed in principle to hire Celtics coaching assistant Darren Erman to join Mark Jackson's staff for next season, the Globe confirmed. The move was first reported by Yahoo! Sports. Erman served for the past four years as one of the behind-the-scenes coaches on Doc Rivers' staff, as he helped workout players, scout prospects and serve as an aid on the road. Erman will be developing scouting reports for opposing teams and also working out players for the Warriors. Boston Globe
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