HoopsHype Ron Adams rumors

October 18, 2014 Updates

For decades, they have been the NBA's anonymous grinders courtside, "the substance that fills the cracks," as Ron Adams likes to say. Adams is one of the most respected assistant coaches in the league, and over the last few seasons, his reputation to the casual NBA observer is finally catching up to what those closely connected to the game have known for years. With head coaching positions starting to be filled by former players with no head coaching experience or successful retreads who are given executive powers to go with their coaching responsibilities, experienced assistants like Adams are in demand like a shooting guard who can hit 3s and defend. Associated Press

Adams will turn 67 in November and says he knows he'll never be a head coach in the league. But if Kerr and Stevens reach the same level that Thibodeau has, he'll have made as big of an impact. "I've worked with a lot of coaches the last few years who were early in their careers or starting out," Adams said. "Seeing them gain confidence and become more expert in what they do and in the back of your mind thinking that maybe you had something to do with that, that's always been a good feeling for me." Associated Press

July 3, 2014 Updates
June 23, 2014 Updates

Boston Celtics lead assistant Ron Adams is leaving Brad Stevens’ staff in Boston to join Steve Kerr and the Golden State Warriors. Adams, who had two years left on his contract, has over two decades of NBA experience and will hold an assistant role with Golden State. The Celtics gave Adams permission to visit with the Warriors last week. The Warriors later offered him a multiyear deal which he accepted. NESN.com

June 22, 2014 Updates

Adams, who worked closely with Rajon Rondo last season in the point guard's return from ACL surgery, and also played a role in Avery Bradley's improvement as a shooter, is also expected to work closely with Golden State's promising young crop of players. He will not serve as Kerr's lead assistant. That job has already been filled by fellow veteran Alvin Gentry, who left a similar job under Doc Rivers with the Clippers last week. Adams, who was given permission by Celtics management to look into the Golden State opportunity, gave thanks to Stevens and Danny Ainge for allowing him to look west. "I was very honest all along with Brad," said Adams. "I was also very conflicted about it." Boston Herald

June 20, 2014 Updates

Celtics assistant coach Ron Adams remains in a holding pattern, three days after interviewing with Golden State for a position on Steve Kerr’s staff. A league source said yesterday that Adams is waiting for the possibility of a Golden State offer, and would still consider moving back to home state of California if the right offer was made. Boston Herald

June 18, 2014 Updates
June 13, 2014 Updates

Baxter Holmes: Source confirms that GSW is highly interested in hiring respected Celtics asst. Ron Adams. Source adds, "But a lot of teams would love him." Twitter @BaxterHolmes

May 1, 2014 Updates

The biggest clash of all came last summer. That's when Forman decided to let go of popular assistant coach -- and Thibodeau confidant -- Ron Adams. It was a choice that left bad feelings on both sides, although several team sources insist that Forman and Thibodeau have tried to mend their relationship throughout this season. The big question comes down to whether they could coexist in the future. ESPN.com

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