Assistant coach Collins, Warriors mutually agree to part ways

Jarron Collins Warriors

Steve Kerr last week said there will be changes on the Warriors' coaching staff.

And we learned about one of them Monday morning.

Assistant coach Jarron Collins and Golden State have mutually agreed to part ways, Collins told The Undefeated's Marc Spears.

"This is about myself and my own personal growth," he said. "I had a conversation with Steve and the Warriors. I've been there seven years and coached Hall of Fame players. We've won championships. I learned so much. For me, this is about taking the next journey and next step in my career.

"Obviously, Steve Kerr is the head coach and Mike Brown is the lead assistant. It's time for me to step out and see whatever opportunities are out there for me."

Collins has been with the franchise since the 2014-15 season, and served as the defensive coordinator the last two years.

"I'm going to really miss Jarron, both personally and professionally," Kerr told Spears in a statement. "He's an excellent coach and a wonderful human being. It's going to be different without him around, but he deserves the chance to continue his growth with the goal of ultimately becoming a head coach in the NBA.

"Jarron has all the skills necessary. He's a great teacher and communicator, he's smart and funny, and he knows the game."

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