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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
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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

January 3, 2014 Updates

Ron Adams, in his first season as a Celtics assistant, forged a close relationship with Stevens when Stevens was at Butler University and Adams was on Tom Thibodeau’s staff with the Bulls. Adams was not re-signed by Chicago last summer. Thibodeau talked before Thursday’s game about how Adams can help Stevens’s development as an NBA coach. “He’s a great assistant; he’s a great coach, period,” Thibodeau said. “I think Brad has really studied the pro game for a long time. He came by a few times to visit with Ron when Ron was here. “Obviously his record speaks for itself at this level and I think he’s done a terrific job with the Celtics. Boston Globe

January 2, 2014 Updates

Adams does so after general manager Gar Forman didn't renew his Bulls' contract in late June in an unusual move that drew widespread league attention because head coaches typically handle their staffs and the Bulls were coming off three straight playoff berths. It also raised questions about the working relationship between Forman and coach Tom Thibodeau. Adams, who said he's enjoying working with Stevens and the Celtics, addressed Forman's decision for the first time publicly in an interview. Forman declined comment, as he has since addressing the matter generally at the time. "It's still a bit mystifying to me," Adams said. "And I don't understand it. And if the intent was to be hurtful to me and my family, it succeeded." Chicago Tribune

Ron Adams, who said he's enjoying working with Stevens and the Celtics, addressed Forman's decision for the first time publicly in an interview. Forman declined comment, as he has since addressing the matter generally at the time. "It's still a bit mystifying to me," Adams said. "And I don't understand it. And if the intent was to be hurtful to me and my family, it succeeded." Chicago Tribune

Baxter Holmes: Celtics veteran assistant coach Ron Adams returns to Chicago for tonight's C's-Bulls game. Bulls GM Gar Forman let Adams go last season. Adams to Globe: "Some places are fun, but this one is a little bit more problematic. I’m on good terms w/ everyone there, except 1 person.” Twitter @BaxterHolmes

Despite becoming a free agent in late June, when many staff openings have been filled, Adams drew interest from the Clippers, Pacers, Spurs, Thunder, Nets and Celtics. He first met Stevens at a coaching symposium at the University of Florida after Stevens had just started at Butler University. When Adams' daughter matriculated at Butler, the relationship grew, blooming more significantly during the NBA lockout. "We'd talk and if I was in that area, I would visit. I followed his teams," Adams said. "I always thought he was a bright talent who worked more than miracles at Butler." Chicago Tribune

December 18, 2013 Updates
December 6, 2013 Updates

Sullinger has some credit to pass around for the Celts’ improvements on the defensive end. “I think you’ve got to put a big chunk of that on Brandon (Bass) and a big chunk of that on assistant coach Ron Adams,” Jared Sullinger said. “Ron Adams was the defensive coach and assistant coach in Chicago, and obviously Chicago plays some tough defense, and he knows his stuff. And also I think Brandon really, as far as the bigs standpoint, took on that role of talking to us and teaching us defensive principles. And also Gerald (Wallace) as far as the guards. Gerald is a defensive-minded guy, obviously. He’s always on the ground. He’s always taking charges. Those three guys right there have really helped us out.” Boston Herald

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