Ron Adams Rumors
In a league rife with individual agendas, Adams, 69, is entering his 24th season as an NBA assistant. That he has yet to hold the top seat is not because of a lack of respect from front offices. Two weeks ago, NBA general managers named Adams the league’s best assistant for the third straight season. “I try to be a good company guy and do all the things that are necessary for a team to be successful,” Adams said after a recent practice. “Perhaps I’ve neglected to take a certain tack that would’ve been helpful to me getting a head job. I think knowing myself, my strengths and weaknesses, and what is expected of people at this level, I think I probably am where I should be.”
A month shy of his 70th birthday, Adams makes a point to keep his job in perspective. Basketball is not a matter of life and death. After practices, he pulls aside players to ask about their families or outside interests. Adams stays up on current events and writes poetry on occasion.
Ron Adams called this the best overall run of play he has ever seen from the two-time MVP. “This is one person’s opinion: I think his all-around game during this playoff time period has been the best I’ve seen in the three years I’ve been here,” Adams said of Curry. “I like where he is as a basketball player. Offensively, defensively, rebounding the ball, staying focused. And really putting a lot of energy into both sides of the ball.”