The Warriors have hired Bob Beyer as an assistant coach,according to league sources. Beyer spent the past five seasons on Stan VanGundys staff in Orlando.Beyer will take the spot of Wes Unseld Jr., who left theWarriors last month to join Jacque Vaughn in Orlando. Vaughn took over for VanGundy, who was fired at the end of the season.Before joining the Magic in 2007, Beyer was an assistantcoach for two seasons at Dayton. He also worked under Bob Knight at Texas Techfrom 2001-03.He also had stints as an assistant coach at Northwestern andWisconsin. Beyer was a head coach at Siena College from 1994-97.
Steph Curry could not help himself.
The two-time NBA champion is currently in China, and just before wrapping up a clinic, he couldn't pass up on the opportunity to make fun of Klay Thompson.
Enjoy the video below:
Remember a month ago when Klay was in China and failed at his attempt (or attempts) to complete a 180 degree dunk?
Of course you do.
"I had to do it. I had to do it," Curry told all of the fans in attendance.
Is that an inside joke?
"Yeah, hashtag China Klay," Curry answered.
Any last words, Mr. Curry?
"Thank you for your support. It means a lot to me that I know I have a lot of fans here ... it means so much to me, to Seth (Curry). All year long we think about you guys, so thanks very much for inviting us.
"And we're gonna have another great year."
Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders and a Web Producer at NBC Sports Bay Area. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller
Though the Warriors haven’t decided who will nab their 15th and final roster spot, when they will fill it -- if at all -- the head coach is willing to offer his opinion.
Steve Kerr is lining up with a vocal segment of Warriors fans who would like another season of JaVale McGee.
“I’d like to see JaVale back, and we’ll see how that shakes out,” Kerr told NBCSportsBayArea.com over the weekend.
After the Warriors went through last summer with one open roster spot, McGee signed a non-guaranteed contract in September. The 7-foot center not only won the job in training camp but also became a solid contributor off the bench.
McGee played in 77 games (10 starts), averaging 6.1 points, on 65.2-percent shooting, and 3.2 rebounds. The 29-year-old averaged 9.6 minutes per game.
While that was enough to resuscitate McGee’s career, his attempt to capitalize on free agency has thus far come up empty. Though his representatives have met with several teams, McGee remains on the market.
“We’d love to have him back,” Kerr said. “If he doesn’t come back, then I think we would be patient and explore our options.
“But we feel great about what we have heading into the season.”
The Warriors have made it clear that if they decide to add a 15th player, it would be with a minimum-salary contract.