HoopsHype Pete Myers rumors

May 8, 2014 Updates

Last off-season, when Mike Malone took the Kings’ head coaching job, Lacob and Myers approached Jackson about getting another experienced assistant to serve as his chief deputy. Jackson fought hard to promote from within (Pete Myers). The new assistant added to replace Malone — Brian Scalabrine — was at the end of the coaching bench. This decision set the tone, more than any personal squabble over where Jackson would live or where an assistant would park, for how his season would be evaluated. San Jose Mercury-News

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As today's news was breaking, I was told by a Warriors source that circumstances of Erman's dismissal are "very, very unfortunate" and made it sound like an isolated incident, but the source also didn't argue that everything that happens now is against the backdrop of a lot of coach/management tension. Everything is part of the larger story, and it all points to this: The Warriors are not going into the playoffs at full strength and Jackson's tenure will be judged largely based on the team's perceived success or failure in these playoffs. After the Erman firing, the Warriors are down to three holdover assistants -- Pete Myers, Lindsey Hunter, Ernie DeGregorio -- and now development assistant Joe Boylan presumably will move into an official assistant role. (Boylan did the halftime TV interview last night, a virtual kiss of death lately for Jackson assistants.) Contra Costa Times

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There had been rumblings in the locker room about Malone's value being overblown by media, and that he was more focused on landing his first head coaching gig. And Jackson went out of his way to pump up assistant coach Pete Myers' talent as a budding head coach, almost as a rebuttal to talk about Malone's value to the Warriors' success. Contra Costa Times

July 13, 2013 Updates
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Lindsey Hunter, who coached the Phoenix Suns last season, is being strongly considered by Golden State coach Mark Jackson, sources said. Jackson lost his top assistant Michael Malone, who was hired as head coach of Sacramento. Pete Myers is expected to become the top assistant if the Warriors promote from within. Contra Costa Times

June 18, 2013 Updates

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

May 28, 2013 Updates

Warriors sources confirmed the reports that Malone is a serious candidate. One source said it wasn’t official but “it looks like it’s heading that direction.” Current assistant coach Pete Myers is next in line to be the top assistant. But one of the sources said bringing in an outside coach to be Jackson’s No. 1 is not out of the question. Jackson will be the sole decider on his assistant coaches, one source said. Contra Costa Times

May 20, 2013 Updates
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If you’ve watched the Warriors’ first three summer league games, you may have noticed Pete Myers bouncing on the sidelines. Like Wednesday, when he ran out near half court to pat rookie Harrison Barnes on the backside for a good defensive play. Myers is really into his role as head coach of Golden State’s summer league squad. “I was one of these guys. I played nine years in the league, eight of them I was on a non-guaranteed contract. I know what these guys are going through firsthand. I’ve been there.” Contra Costa Times

Warriors coach Mark Jackson had very specific reasons for making Myers the head coach. He wanted someone who could drive home the grind mentality Jackson wants to play with this season. He wanted someone with the kind of basketball pedigree the players could feast on. He wanted someone the players could relate to, connect with. Myers fits all of the above. “I knew they would be in good hands and it would be a great platform for people to appreciate what he does in a daily basis,” Jackson said. “You won’t find one guy that does not like Pete Myers. They appreciate his honesty. They appreciate how he understands where they are. Whether you play 40 minutes or four, he’s got something for you that’s going to help you.” Contra Costa Times

October 26, 2011 Updates

Jackson also plans, in the near future, to bring assistants Michael Malone, Pete Myers, Wes Unseld Jr., Jerry DeGregorio, Darren Erman and Kris Weems to Southern California, where he pastors a non-denominational church, for more basketball prep. “They’ll make life easy for me,” said the first-time coach in a lunch meeting with the three local beat reporters. “We’re going to be on point. There won’t be a learning process when the season gets here.” San Francisco Chronicle

July 21, 2011 Updates

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

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There were no more interviews this week in the search for a "defensive coordinator" to join the Suns' coaching staff. Handicapping the field, it seems the most likely candidates are San Antonio assistant and former ASU coach Don Newman, Chicago scout and former assistant Pete Myers and Houston assistant Elston Turner, a Suns head coach candidate in 2008. Arizona Republic

July 31, 2010 Updates

Terry Porter is on Tom Thibodeau's list of candidates to replace Pete Myers as assistant coach, league sources said. Porter, 47, spent last season with his wife and three teenage children in the Portland, Ore., area after the Suns fired him just four months into the 2008-09 season with a 28-23 record. Chicago Tribune

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