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AS ASSISTANT COACH:

* 2× NBA champion (2015 , 2017 ) * 4× PCAA/Big West Tournament champion (1981, 1982, 1984, 1991)

RONALD GEORGE ADAMS (born November 18, 1947) is an American basketball coach who is currently an assistant coach for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association
National Basketball Association
.

CONTENTS

* 1 Early life and college career * 2 Coaching career * 3 Head coaching record * 4 References * 5 External links

EARLY LIFE AND COLLEGE CAREER

A native of Laton, California
Laton, California
, Adams graduated from Laton High School. He then played basketball at Fresno Pacific College (now Fresno Pacific University
Fresno Pacific University
) as a guard for the Fresno Pacific Sunbirds and graduated in 1969 with a bachelor's degree in political science and history . On September 19, 2011, Adams was inducted into the Fresno Pacific University
Fresno Pacific University
Athletic Hall of Fame. Adams played basketball at Fresno Pacific (1965–69) and began his coaching career there as well (1969–74).

COACHING CAREER

After graduating from Fresno Pacific College, Adams became an assistant coach for the basketball team in 1969. Following a 7–20 season in 1971–72, Adams was promoted to be head coach. Fresno Pacific went 19–7 in 1973–74, Adams's second season as head coach. While head coach at Fresno Pacific, Adams completed a master's degree in physical education at California State University, Fresno
California State University, Fresno
in 1974.

In 1975, Adams became assistant coach at United States International University . Then from 1976 to 1978, Adams was assistant coach at UC Santa Barbara . He moved up to the professional level, as head coach for Belgian team Sunair Ostende in the 1978–79 season.

From 1980 to 1986, Adams was an assistant coach at Fresno State under Boyd "Tiny" Grant. During this time, Fresno State won the PCAA Tournaments of 1981, 1982, and 1984. Adams took over as head coach after Grant resigned following the 1985–86 season. Adams's best season at Fresno State was a 15–14 season in 1988–89; in four seasons, Adams went 43–72.

In 1990, Adams joined Jerry Tarkanian 's staff at UNLV , who followed its championship season with an undefeated Big West Conference
Big West Conference
regular season record and berth in the 1991 Final Four . Adams then was an assistant at Drake for one season, then reunited with Tarkanian to be an assistant under him with the NBA's San Antonio Spurs
San Antonio Spurs
in 1992. After two seasons, Adams joined John Lucas II 's staff on the Philadelphia 76ers
Philadelphia 76ers
as assistant coach in 1994. From 1996 to 1998, Adams was a player personnel scout for the Portland Trail Blazers
Portland Trail Blazers
.

In 1998, Adams became an assistant coach for the Milwaukee Bucks under George Karl
George Karl
. After five seasons in Milwaukee, Adams became assistant coach for the Chicago Bulls
Chicago Bulls
, mostly under Scott Skiles . He then was assistant for the Oklahoma City Thunder
Oklahoma City Thunder
under Scott Brooks from 2008 to 2010. Afterwards, Adams rejoined the Bulls in 2010 as assistant coach this time under Tom Thibodeau
Tom Thibodeau
. Following three seasons with the Bulls, Adams became an assistant coach for the Boston Celtics in 2013, under first-year head coach Brad Stevens
Brad Stevens
.

On June 23, 2014, Adams joined the Golden State Warriors
Golden State Warriors
as an assistant coach under first-year head coach Steve Kerr
Steve Kerr
. The Warriors finished the regular season 67–15 and in first place in the Western Conference. Adams won his first championship after the Warriors defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers
Cleveland Cavaliers
in six games of the 2015 NBA Finals
2015 NBA Finals
.

Adams is considered one of the top defensive coaches. He was inducted into the Fresno County Athletic Hall of Fame , for coaching basketball, in 2016.

The Warriors finished the regular season 2016-17 NBA season with 67 wins and first place in the Western Conference. Adams won his second championship in three years after the Warriors defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers in five games of the 2017 NBA Finals
2017 NBA Finals
.

HEAD COACHING RECORD

SEASON TEAM OVERALL CONFERENCE STANDING POSTSEASON

FRESNO PACIFIC SUNBIRDS (NAIA District 3 ) (1972–1975)

1972–73 Fresno Pacific 16–13

1973–74 Fresno Pacific 19–7

1974–75 Fresno Pacific 9–16

FRESNO PACIFIC: 44–36

FRESNO STATE BULLDOGS (Pacific Coast Athletic Association/Big West Conference ) (1986–1990)

1986–87 Fresno State 9–20 4–14 10th

1987–88 Fresno State 9–19 6–12 9th

1988–89 Fresno State 15–14 9–9 7th

1989–90 Fresno State 10–19 4–14 9th

FRESNO STATE: 43–72 23–49

TOTAL: 87–108

REFERENCES

* ^ "NCAA® Career Statistics". Web1.ncaa.org. 1999-03-20. Retrieved 2017-07-08. * ^ "Ron Adams, assistant coach". Golden State Warriors
Golden State Warriors
2014-15 Media Guide. Golden State Warriors. 2014. p. 12. Retrieved May 3, 2015. * ^ Warszawski, Marek (January 22, 2015). "Valley native Ron Adams has NBA-best Warriors on the defensive". Fresno Bee. Retrieved May 16, 2016. * ^ A B C D E F "Ron Adams". NBA. 2013. Retrieved May 3, 2015. * ^ A B "FPU inducts five new members into Athletic Hall of Fame". Fresno Pacific University. September 19, 2011. Retrieved May 3, 2015. * ^ " Ron Adams Hall of Fame Speech". YouTube. Retrieved 29 October 2014. * ^ A B C D " Ron Adams - Assistant coach" (PDF). Milwaukee Bucks 2002-03 Media Guide. Milwaukee Bucks. p. 24. Retrieved May 3, 2015. * ^ "Tiny Grant Coaching Record College Basketball
Basketball
at". Sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2017-07-08. * ^ Browne, Jeff (March 17, 1989). "Emotional Grant Leads Rams Against Gators". South Florida Sun-Sentinel. Retrieved May 3, 2015. * ^ " Ron Adams Coaching Record College Basketball
Basketball
at". Sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2017-07-08. * ^ "Pro Basketball". Articles.latimes.com. 1992-06-03. Retrieved 2017-07-08. * ^ Mayberry, Darnell (July 12, 2010). "Thunder notebook: Nick Collison on Ron Adams\' departure: "It\'s a big loss for us"". The Oklahoman. Retrieved July 14, 2010. * ^ "Warriors Announce Steve Kerr\'s Coaching Staff". Golden State Warriors . 3 July 2014. * ^ Baldwin, Mike (February 3, 2009). "NBA: Ron Adams considered one of top defensive coaches". NewsOK.com. Retrieved August 13, 2013. * ^ "Fresno County Athletic Hall of Fame Home". Fresno County Athletic Hall of Fame Home. Retrieved 2017-02-02.

EXTERNAL LINKS

* National Basketball Association