NBA rumors: Ron Adams turns down Lakers for 'revised role' with Warriors

NBA rumors: Ron Adams turns down Lakers for 'revised role' with Warriors

DeMarcus Cousins and Quinn Cook left the Warriors for the Lakers in free agency.

Assistant coach Ron Adams will not be following suit.

Adams will remain on Golden State's coaching staff in a revised role, league sources told ESPN's Ohm Youngmisuk.

It's unclear at this point what "revised role" means.

This is not a surprise when you consider that the 71-year-old has been around the Warriors all NBA Summer League in Sacramento and Las Vegas.

Two weeks ago, Dubs head coach Steve Kerr told Tim Kawakami of The Athletic:

"My feeling is that Ron will want to come back, and we want him back. So we'll see how it all shakes out ... Ron's a huge part of our staff, and we've grown very close.

"Beyond basketball, I look forward to seeing Ron every day and just talking about life. I know he's very happy living in the Bay, so I hope that he's here for many years."

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Adams has been with the franchise the past five seasons, and has been voted by the NBA's general managers as the best assistant coach in the league for several years in a row.

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Klay Thompson 'winged' his Washington State jersey retirement speech

Klay Thompson 'winged' his Washington State jersey retirement speech

PULLMAN, Wash. -- When Klay Thompson took the microphone for his jersey retirement ceremony at Washington State University, he spoke from the heart. No notecards, no wrinkled piece of paper. Just a smile on his face and the confident words of a man at ease, at home in Pullman.

“Hopefully I’m with the Warriors for the rest of my career, “ Klay exclaimed to a crowd of 10,380 at Beasley Coliseum, the largest crowd for a basketball game in the state of Washington since Klay’s junior year in 2011. “But I will always be a Coug.”

Klay got choked up twice -- when he mentioned his grandpa Jerry, who watched his games “sitting 12 rows up” until his death in 2017, and when he hugged his mother, Julie, after his No. 1 rose to the rafters. 

He’s a natural at public speaking, despite being reluctant to take the mic or be on camera in ordinary circumstances. 

“I winged it,” Klay said about his speech. “I knew Public Speaking 102 would come in handy.” He paused a beat and added, “I hated that class.”

[RELATED: Klay, Steph had a blast in Pullman]

Check out some of the sights and sounds from Klay’s ceremony.

Warriors vs. Magic live stream: How to watch NBA game online, on TV


Warriors vs. Magic live stream: How to watch NBA game online, on TV

After spending the afternoon celebrating fellow Splash Brother Klay Thompson getting his collegiate jersey retired in Pullman, Washington, Warriors guard Steph Curry will be making his sideline analyst debut.

Curry will join the NBC Sports Bay Area broadcast of Saturday’s matchup between the Warriors and Orlando Magic at Chase Center, jumping on during the third quarter.

He likely won’t be talking much about Draymond Green, as the former Defensive Player of the Year will not play against Orlando after suffering a finger sprain in Thursday night’s loss to the Denver Nuggets. Rookie Eric Paschall will start in Green's place.

For the Magic, point guard Michael Carter-Williams returns after missing 13 games with an AC joint sprain in his left shoulder.

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Here’s how to watch Saturday night’s Warriors-Magic game:

When: Saturday, Jan. 18 at 5:30 p.m. PT, pregame begins at 4:30 p.m.
TV channel: NBC Sports Bay Area
Live stream: MyTeams App

Live stream all your Warriors games and get the latest news and analysis on the MyTeams App.