Anthony Slater: Ron Adams will still remain around the Warriors a ton, prioritizing player development for a young team. But part of his adjusted role, I’m hearing, is reduced travel. Will miss some road games. GSW coaching staff will have reconfigured roles.
Donatas Urbonas: NBA agent Warren LeGarie on Sarunas Jasikevicius potential to become an NBA head coach: “All it takes is one team. If somebody feels they need the type of coach that he is, that their team lacks spirit, somebody who gets into the fray or gets emotional, that could happen” “What would help him greatly, so that people could have a chance to watch him coach, would be ultimately to come here and maybe to coach in Summer league. I understand what people would be concerned about before making him a head coach. Warren LeGarie: “I know from experience that it’s hard for a foreign coach to jump in NBA head coaching. As much as we love European basketball, there are differences. I think Scariolo is doing it right way. D’Antoni was also assistant in Phoenix before becoming head coach”
The Los Angeles Lakers have agreed to hire former Toronto Raptors assistant Phil Handy as an assistant coach, a source told ESPN’s The Undefeated. Handy will be a front-of-the-bench assistant under new Lakers head coach Frank Vogel.
Marc J. Spears: The Lakers are hiring Phil Handy as an assistant coach, a source said. The former Raptors assistant will be at the front of the bench with the Lakers. He also coached in five straight NBA Finals winning two titles.
Tim Bontemps: Celtics assistant Scott Morrison successfully won a challenge on a call late in Boston’s summer league game today over Memphis. First time I’d seen someone do so. We’ll see challenges on a regular basis next season in the NBA thanks to the rule being implemented last week.