The Warriors have officially confirmed the hiring of former NBA veteran Willie Green as an assistant coach/player development on Steve Kerr‘s staff, the club announced today in a press release. Green, who last played for Orlando during the 2014/15 season, could take over some of Luke Walton‘s responsibilities in Golden State, as Tim Kawakami of The San Jose Mercury News tweets. His hiring was first reported last month.
Here’s more from around the Western Conference:
- The Thunder have yet to formally finalize the signing of veteran free agent guard Ronnie Price, but a deal is still expected to get done in the near future, writes Erik Horne of The Oklahoman.
- The Spurs had been hoping for another hometown discount for Manu Ginobili, who has been willing to take below-market deals in the past. But when the Sixers made the veteran guard an aggressive proposal and forced San Antonio to up its offer, the Spurs didn’t hesitate to do so, writes Buck Harvey of The San Antonio Express-News.
- Eddie Sefko of The Dallas Morning News takes a look at what the Mavericks can expect from their new max-contract free agent addition, Harrison Barnes.
- Several weeks after a report indicated that the Suns were closing in on a deal to make Ty Ellis the coach of their D-League affiliate, the franchise has now confirmed that Ellis will coach the Northern Arizona Suns, as Paul Coro of The Arizona Republic details.