OAKLAND – Less than two weeks after losing the NBA Finals, the Warriors are losing a coach.
Willie Green, after three seasons as a player development coach with Golden State, has agreed to accept a position as a lead assistant on the staff of new Phoenix Suns coach Monty Williams, according to league sources.
The promotion from second row to main bench comes with a commensurate increase in salary, sources say.
Both smart and affable, Green worked mostly with the team’s younger players and often participated in controlled scrimmages involving players coming back from injury.
Green, 37, came to the Warriors in 2016 after completing a 12-year career as a guard in the NBA.