The Warriors and assistant coach Jarron Collins have mutually agreed to part ways with Collins setting his sights on a head coaching job, Marc J. Spears of ESPN reports. Head coach Steve Kerr indicated last week that there would be changes on his staff.
Collins, 42, joined the Warriors staff prior to the 2014/15 season as a player-development coach and was promoted to assistant coach the following season. He’s been in charge of the defense the last two seasons.
“For me, this is about taking the next journey and next step in my career,” he told Spears. Collins has interviewed for head coaching jobs with the Bulls, Grizzlies and Hawks in recent years.
We have more from the Pacific Division:
- Serge Ibaka has been listed as doubtful to play in Game 1 against Utah on Tuesday and he didn’t even travel with the Clippers to Salt Lake City, Mark Medina of USA Today tweets. Ibaka, who has battled a back injury during the second half of the season, played only 19 minutes in the first round.
- The Clippers needed seven games to get out of the first round and Paul George won’t mind doing the same against the Jazz as long as his team prevails, Mirjam Swanson of the Orange County Register writes. “It’s a marathon,” he said. “We’re not worried about how long it takes to get to what we want to get to. We’ve just got to get it done. We’ve got to be the best team in any seven-game series, that’s just what it comes down to. It’s not going to be easy, and I think (Dallas) did a great job of reiterating that, that this isn’t going to be easy.”
- Re-signing Alex Caruso will be a high priority for the Lakers, according to Jovan Buha of The Athletic. The unrestricted free agent could receive a contract in the $12-$13MM per season range, Buha anticipates. It’s unlikely Andre Drummond will be back unless he accepts the veteran’s minimum or one of the team’s exceptions, in Buha’s estimation. The Athletic writer takes a look at all the team’s free agents in the story.
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39 thoughts on “Pacific Notes: Collins, Ibaka, George, Caruso, Drummond”
Alex Caruso is one of those guys that needs to re-sign with the Lakers. There’s been so many players that have shined in a certain situation and then take big money elsewhere and flop. I’m talking about those Fringe guys who come off the bench and do well but sign for my real nice contract on another team but the fit isn’t quite there.
I’ve seen it on the Warriors time and time again. Guys like Brian Cardinal and Earl Boykins, shined as bench players with the Warriors and the new team expects them to duplicate that performance but they don’t. Some team will expect Caruso to perform above what he’s capable and give him big money and he’ll flop.
JJ Barea was wonderful in Dallas and signed a big money deal with the Timberwolves and fell on his face. He had to come back to Dallas and be a productive player again. So much is about fit.
Ha, I forgot all about Boykins in GSW. That guy was the man.
Assistant coach at Arkansas now. Took a cool picture with him really nice guy.
Caruso is an ideal PG on a team with LJ. Probably worth more than 12-13 for the Lakers, but maybe not a starter for some teams, which hurts bidding. Not sure how he would hold up with 2000+ minutes. He is certainly entertaining anyway, for a team on tv a lot.
Silver send a memo!
I’m confused at the Boykins comparison seems like he went on and did just fine
Boykins best years were after he played with the Warriors.
Yes you’re right. Boykins best years came after he found his game with the Warriors. He really was nothing before his 1-year in Golden State. Musselman and his staff provided the opportunity for Boykins to shine and the fit was perfect. An Energizer Off the Bench.
jivot, you’re right. He really was pretty good after the Warriors I guess I’m just remembering that he was nothing before Golden State and became a NBA player with the Warriors. Good fit perfect situation and then got a nice healthy NBA contract elsewhere. You and Curtis are right he did do well after the Warriors.
The point of my main post was that Caruso will probably get a nice contract but won’t do as well because the fit won’t be as good as he has it in LA. That’s not Earl Boykins. He did go on and receive a nice contract but he played well.
This is why its hard in the NBA to build a dynasty because of the cap. Lakers best shot was this year and they lost. The bench will lose some key guys. It will come down to Caruso or Schroder on who gets the money. If Schroder leaves Caruso will be resigned at all cost.
GSW had done some good diligence researching many players who eventually became rotation guys from the ‘80s to the present. I can remember some: Winston Garland, Mario Ellie, Mr. Jennings, Higgins, Tolbert, Matt Barnes, Tolliver, and many other CBA (etc…) players. Amongst 4 major professional sports, basketball having the least amount of players allowed in their roster, having good scouts matters. The underrated scouts should be paid more.
I wonder how Jarron Collins can leave his old job without having a new job in place? Is something in the works that we don’t know about?
Why does he need a new job? He’s already set for life.
I don’t know, kind of sounds like that’s what his goals are.
Umm…He is at a point in life where he can leave a job and not worry about what the next one will be.
What do you mean, he is semi-retiring? He may have been fired, just for the sake of change.
Ohm gawd x%sure has proof that Jarron Collins was fired. X%sure knows more about inner workings of every NBA team. X%sure and Marty know more about basketball than Naismith.
You have a tough time with english.
You speculated first and second, yet you show no evidence of knowledge. Then you criticize a “may have been”.
Is Collins set for life?— the burden of proof is on vince2.
X%sure is really hard for you to believe that a Stanford Grad, that earned $15 million as player in the NBA, and received 3 championship rings as an NBA coach is not set for life. Please tell me what I have stated is false
There is talk of changing the coaching staff for a different look. This could have been a nice way to walk Jarron Collins out the door? I think you’re right with this possibility x%sure.
Joe Ingles owns the Clippers
Joe Ingles was cut by the Clippers.
Joe Ingles has owned the Clippers since they were in San Diego. That’s one of the advantages of being around since before the shot clock.
I guess there is supposed to be a joke in there?
The shot clock existed before Joe Ingles and the thought of a basketball team in San Diego.
Joe Ingles existed before there was existence.
Who is Joe Ingles?
Clippers owner, duh
He might have ‘owned’ the Clippers for a game or two…But…
He is the world’s oldest basketball player.
After signing Caruso $12 million per season, Lakers team salary is $132 million for 6 players
Add Drummond $6 million
Pay the luxury tax for other 8 players
It’s all about pay cut
Lakers should not pay Caruso $12 m
Depends . Can he sing?
He can set his hair on fire.
6mil? Lol Drummond is gone guy!
Depends if Schroder signs? Not sure if they will resign Schroder. If they don’t then Caruso $12 million makes sense.
Marty must be enraged the team fired Collins instead of Kerr. Of course the team will continue throwing money at the problem there and hope it somehow does the trick.
Oh my gawd. Collins wasn’t fired.
Obviously WallyWorld is not an American. He doesn’t understand that successful young coaches tend seek out head coaching jobs. Obviously, WallyWorld is a Russian troll. He obviously doesn’t believe that a successful African-American Basketball Coach, after a successful career as a player, can take time off and decide what is what the next best career step. He knows what is best.
Collins to the Pacers…