When you look at the Warriors coaching staff and front office, it's a pretty accomplished group of hoopers.
So during a Zoom conversation with forward Eric Paschall on Monday afternoon, NBC Sports Bay Area put the Golden State rookie on the spot:
"Put together your starting five -- basketball team -- of Warriors coaches and executives."
After saying, "Ummmmmmmm ..." and pausing for a couple seconds, Paschall revealed his squad:
Theo Robertson, Luke Loucks, David Fatoki, Zaza Pachulia and Steve Nash.
Pachulia and Nash -- who hold consultant roles with the franchise -- don't need introductions.
But let's take a look at the other three who made the cut.
Robertson -- a player development coach who works closely with Paschall -- played at Cal from 2005 to 2010. Over his junior and senior seasons combined, he averaged 13.6 points, 4.3 rebounds and 2.4 assists, while shooting better than 49 percent from the field and 47 percent from deep. The Bears won the regular-season conference championship his last year in Berkeley, and he was named team MVP.
Loucks -- a player development coach as well -- played collegiately at Florida State. He started all 35 games as a senior, and registered 10 points, 13 assists and six rebounds in the Seminoles' 2012 ACC Tournament championship game victory over North Carolina.
Fatoki -- assistant manager of basketball operations and GSW Ventures -- averaged nearly 13 points and 7.6 assists during his senior season in 2014-15 at Washington University in St. Louis.
That's a very solid unit.
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But what about the members of the organization who were snubbed by the No. 41 overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft?
General manager Bob Myers played at UCLA from 1993 to 1997.
Assistant general manager Mike Dunleavy Jr. was selected by the Warriors with the No. 3 overall pick in the 2002 NBA Draft, and averaged 19.1 points during the 2007-08 season for the Indiana Pacers.
Head coach Steve Kerr shot 45.4 percent from 3-point territory over his 15-season career, and won five NBA titles as a player (in Paschall's defense, Kerr doesn't even play pickup basketball anymore).
Assistant coach Jarron Collins played in the NBA for 10 seasons after entering the league in 2001 as the No. 53 overall pick in the draft.
Player development coach Aaron Miles had a fantastic college career at Kansas, averaging 8.6 points, 6.9 assists and 1.9 steals while starting 137 games over four seasons for the Jayhawks.
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So who will be offended at not cracking the starting five?
None of the above apparently.
"Chris DeMarco -- CD for sure," Paschall said. "Or Nick Kerr."
DeMarco -- an assistant coach who runs the team's player development program -- went to Dominican University in San Rafael. From the school's website:
As a power forward for the Penguins, DeMarco led Dominican to a winning record (16-13) in 2008-09 ... averaged a team-high 14.93 points per game on .544 shooting. He started all 29 games and led the California Pacific Conference with 9.62 rebounds per game, which was nearly a pair higher than any other player in the conference and 16th best in the nation. For his efforts, DeMarco garnered NAIA Div. II All-America Honorable Mention.
Nick Kerr -- Golden State's assistant video coordinator -- played at the University of San Diego before transferring to Cal for his final year of eligibility in 2015-16.
My sincerest apologies to any other members of the organization who might be offended for not appearing in this hard-hitting news alert.
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