OAKLAND, California — Coach Steve Kerr of the reigning NBA champion Golden State Warriors is bringing back his entire coaching staff except for departed Alvin Gentry, new coach of the New Orleans Pelicans.
The Warriors announced on Wednesday (Thursday, Manila time) that Luke Walton would fill Gentry's spot on the bench as he begins his second season as a Warriors assistant.
Walton, a former 10-year NBA player, worked as a player development coach for the D-League Los Angeles D-Fenders in 2013-14 and as an assistant coach at the University of Memphis during the 2011 NBA lockout.
Jarron Collins was promoted to assistant coach and will be on the bench after working as a player development coach last season, when the Warriors won their first title in 40 years and a franchise-record 67 games.
Former Cal star Theo Robertson moved up to the role of video coordinator/player development.