Report: Lakers received permission to interview Warriors’ assistant Ron Adams

Ron Adams
April 30, 2019; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) talks to assistant coach Ron Adams (right) during the third quarter in game two of the second round of the 2019 NBA Playoffs against the Houston Rockets at Oracle Arena. The Warriors defeated the Rockets 115-109. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

As the Los Angeles Lakers move towards free agency and building a roster around LeBron James and Anthony Davis, they still need to complete head coach Frank Vogel’s coaching staff.

According to ESPN’s Ohm Youngmisuk and Adrian Wojnarowski, they may take another step in doing so by interviewing Golden State Warriors assistant coach Ron Adams. According to ESPN, the Warriors have granted permission to interview the experienced assistant.

Adams has apent 25 years in the NBA, including thr last five with the Warriors where he has been widely credited in designing the team’s defensive schemes. Adams is considered one of the best assistant coaches in the league.

The Lakers have so far added Jason Kidd and Lionel Hollins, two former head coaches, to Vogel’s staff. Previous reports have indicated that the organization does not intend to have a clear hierarchy in the group.

Adams may opt to stay with the Warriors where he has had so much success and coached key free agents Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson but the Lakers could likely pay him a greater salary to incentivize a move to Southern California.

It’s not yet clear when Adams’ interview will take place nor when his decision whether to join the Lakers staff will occur.

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