For the fifth time this month, the Warriors are losing a treasured member of their organization.
This time, it’s Sammy Gelfand, the analytics guru who played a valuable role in supporting the team’s scouting reports.
After six seasons in various roles with the organization, the last two as manager of basketball analytics, Gelfand will take his pocket protector and institutional knowledge to the Detroit Pistons.
“Sammy is going to be missed, and not only for his work,” coach Steve Kerr told NBC Sports Bay Area on Thursday. “It’s also his presence. Sammy is a beloved member of our staff.”
Gelfand’s departure follows those of scout/consultant Larry Riley, physical performance/sports medicine chief Chelsea Lane, strength and conditioning coach Mike Irr and team security manager Ralph Walker.
Gelfand was responsible for poring over game video, tracking trends and tendencies and passing them along to the coaching staff. Most of his duties are expected to go to Pabail Sidhu, who joined the Warriors last summer as director of analytics.